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Overview (4)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameVanessa Cornejo Urbieta
Nickname Ness
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Vanessa Laine Bryant was born on May 5, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta. She has been married to Kobe Bryant since April 18, 2001. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Kobe Bryant (18 April 2001 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (9)

Changed her name from Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta Laine to Vanessa Marie Bryant, after she married Kobe Bryant.
Is half-Irish and Mexican
Her mom's name is Sofia Laine.
Took her step-dad's last name (Laine) in 2000 even though he never adopted her. Vanessa's mom was married to Stephen Laine, but filed for divorced in July of 2002.
Her mother and stepfather filed for bankruptcy in 2000, and Vanessa and Kobe helped them out with cash and gifts worth more than $500,000.
(April 18, 2001) Married her boyfriend of 17 months Kobe Bryant.
Has 3 daughters with her husband Kobe Bryant: Natalia Diamante Bryant (b.January 19, 2003), Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant (b.May 1, 2006) and Bianka Bella Bryant (b.December 5, 2016).
Suffered a miscarriage due to an ectopic pregnancy in the spring of 2005.
On December 16, 2011, she filed for divorce from her husband of 10 years Kobe Bryant citing irreconcilable differences, and requested joint custody of her daughters. On January 11, 2013, both announced via social media that they had called off their divorce.

Personal Quotes (2)

I know Kobe better than anyone. The great person you see on the court and in the public is a far greater person off the court.
I know that my husband has made a mistake -- the mistake of adultery. He and I will have to deal with that within our marriage, and we will do so.

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