Kobe’s agent told reporters that Malone had asked her to “come sit by him and give him a hug” at a basketball game and asked if she liked him.HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 18: Vanessa Bryant arrives at Film Independent’s 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Premiere of Disney Pixar’s ‘Brave’ at Dolby Theatre on June 18, 2012 in Hollywood, California.Kobe and Vanessa are already parents to two children, daughters Natalia, 13, and Gianna, 10.
She was dancing in a music video when they met and there was an instant attraction. LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 19: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers poses with wife Vanessa and daughters Giana (L) and Natalia during a ceremony honoring Bryant for moving into third place on the all time NBA scoring list and passing Michael Jordan, before the game withthe Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on December 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
After they started dating she was so inundated with photographers at Marine High School that she had to finish her studies at home school. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
She once accused a married basketball player of making a pass at her.
Kobe told teammate Karl Malone to stay away from Vanessa after she said the Mail Man flirted inappropriately with her.
Bryant was born in Los Angeles, California to Sofia Urbieta, and has an older sister Sophie.
Both of her parents are of Mexican descent and divorced when Bryant was three years old.
We had such an amazing time and we are truly thankful for each and every one of you,” the mother-to-be captioned her photo on Instagram.
In the sweet picture, the Laker legend dotingly cradled his wife’s baby bump, even making a heart with his hands as they both showed beaming smiles in front of a stunning wall of fresh pink and white flowers.
Vanessa, 34, was glowing in a white long sleeve wrap dress while the retired NBA player, 38, color-coordinated with a white polo shirt.
“Thank you to everyone that came to celebrate our baby girl with us yesterday!
2008 - 2008Kobe Bryant and Lakers cheerleader allegedly had an affair in 2008.