Kobe Bryant and his year-old daughter, Gianna , died in a tragic helicopter accident on Sunday, January 26, leaving behind wife and mom, Vanessa Bryant. Thru the ups and downs she has been my love and best friend. A true honor and a blessing. Ti Amo Queen Mamba. The Philadelphia native honored that date again in November. We love our families. Whenever we got together I would hug his children like they were my own and he would embrace my kids like they were his.
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She posted a touching birthday message to Pau, including several heartwarming photos of him with Natalia, Bianka, and Capri. Love, The Bryant Girls. As noted by the Los Angeles Timesher parents divorced when she was still a baby.
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After the divorce, her father moved to Baja, Mexico, leaving Vanessa and her sister Sophie to be raised by their mother, Sofia. For years, Sofia supported the family with her job as a shipping clerk, and the family lived with Sofia's sister.
Sofia's work ethic and dedication to her children had a big impact on her kids. Bryant told FabFitFun that her mother is one of her role models and that she admires her "for being an independent single mother and sole provider.
According to the Los Angeles TimesBryant's mother later remarried Stephen Laine inand Bryant began to use his last name instead of her birth father's name, Cornejo. Vanessa Bryant reportedly worked hard at her studies and was considered to be a good student when she was enrolled at Southern California's Marina High School.
The Los Angeles Times noted that she took advanced math classes in high school, including algebra II. While she had no plans to embark on an acting career, she was nevertheless active in the school's theater club, with drama tear Robert Rotenberry describing the teenager as "very pleasant, very nice, extra-outgoing.
Bryant was also quite responsible, even working as a tear's aide on campus. Her duties consisted of running errands for tears and taking roll call. Her schoolmates also seemed to like her, with one classmate, Ricky Avila, calling her "a pretty cool chick.
With a normal life," Laine told the Los Angeles Times. Even though she seems to have had some talent for acting as a teenager, Vanessa Bryant wanted to become a makeup artist.
Instead of doing either, she became a model - albeit accidentally. As noted by the Los Angeles TimesBryant was still in high school when she was discovered at a hip hop concert at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Augustjust before the start of her senior year of high school.
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As she was leaving the concert, her friends recalled a man with a video camera approaching them, saying that he was looking for girls to be in music videos. Bryant gave her name and her phone number, and was soon called to a shoot.
She ended up getting several jobs as a music video model with her mother - who was quite overprotective of Bryant - accompanying her to each job.
Bryant would go on to appear in videos for artists like Krazy Bone and Snoop Doggunaware that her accidental career would soon lead to her meeting the love of her life. Vanessa Bryant fell in love with basketball legend Kobe Bryant when she was on the set of a music video during Kobe's brief foray into rapping. Vanessa was just 17 at the time, and while Kobe was The athlete would later report being immediately smitten with the young model, saying in the documentary Kobe Bryant's Muse via People that he couldn't stop looking for her on set.
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Kobe eventually asked for her number, which led to hours-long conversations and the pair bonding over their mutual love for Disney. Soon, they were inseparable, frequently hanging out at Disneyland. He continued, revealing, "We literally did everything together Kobe added that he fell for his future wife not just because of her beauty, but because of how much they had in common - saying that they both "[saw] the world the same way.
Vanessa Bryant's relationship with future basketball legend Kobe Bryant definitely impacted more than one area of her life. It didn't take long for Kobe and Vanessa to know they wanted to spend their lives together. Later, Vanessa would become one of many celebrities who got married as teenagers.
Kobe acknowledged that both of them were young; however, despite their ages, they were deeply in love. Kobe popped the question when Vanessa was just 18, and the news of their engagement was the talk of the town at Vanessa's high school.
In fact, Kobe had already been causing a lot of gossip on campus. Classmates told the Los Angeles Times that Kobe once sent his future wife so many flowers that they filled the school office.
The California native, 37, who also shared daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 months, with the late basketball legend, 41, wed Kobe in April after two years of dating. On their 12th wedding anniversary in , the former Los Angeles Lakers player posted a throwback photo with his wife on Instagram, writing, "This pic is the day I asked @ladyvb24 for her number 11/28/ Jan 27, Kobe Bryant and his year-old daughter, Gianna, died in a tragic helicopter accident on Sunday, January 26, leaving behind wife and mom, Vanessa . Bryant married Vanessa in April , when he was just 22 and she was The couple went on to have four children together: daughters Natalia, 17, Gianna, 13, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 months.
MTO News also shared a conversation with someone close to Vanessa, who stated that while she is getting a lot of support on social media, many people are trying to get a date with her while she is grieving the death of her husband and year-old daughter. Vanessa last posted a video of herself getting a tattoo to honour both Bryant and Gianna.
She is also urging the US Congress to pass the Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act, which will ensure every helicopter carrying over six people will have necessary safety equipment.
Vanessa, along with her daughter Natalia, recently made their Instagram accounts private so they can grieve properly.