Kobe and Vanessa met when he was 21 and she was just 17.
They got engaged six months after they first met - in May 2000 - and married on April 18, 2001.
The Bryants counter-sued and then both parties dropped their suits when the Bryants paid Jimenez 0,000 to go away.
The legend of Kobe Bryant is a controversial one, both on and off the court.
In December of 2011, his wife Vanessa filed for divorce, but she and Kobe both announced the divorce was called off in January of 2013 and they’ve been happily married ever since.
“For those that think this is Kobe’s set of rings: This is a set of Championship rings my husband gifted to me,” she wrote. Obviously, this is NOT HIS SET OF CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS…..???????? #OBVI.” Kobe and Vanessa met and started dating while she was still in high school, and married in 2001. The couple had their first child, a daughter named Natalia Diamante Bryant, in 2003.
Vanessa Bryant went from the sidelines to a staple of the sports news circuit later that year when Bryant was accused of raping the 19-year-old employee of a Colorado resort where he had been staying during a rehab stint. And you’re the strongest person I know, and I’m so sorry for having to put you through this and having to put our family through this.” The rape charges ended up being dropped and the case moved to civil court, where Kobe agreed to a settlement.
The NBA legend and his wife of 15 years are already parents to two daughters: Natalia, 13, and Gianna, 10.
@vanessabryant and I are beyond excited to welcome our newest baby girl, Bianka!!
The wife of the future Hall of Famer has been in the news since she started dating Bryant as a high school student, through their marriage just two years later, and the rape allegations that plagued Bryant more than a decade ago.
She has been seen by Kobe’s side, has amassed a large following on social media, and at one point was even rumored to be joining the Vanessa later clarified that the rings weren’t the ones given to Kobe, but instead a duplicate set he had made for her.
Now that Kobe and Vanessa have called off their divorce, we figured it was the perfect time to learn about Vanessa...
Here are 10 things you never knew about Vanessa Bryant! Vanessa was filming a music video as an extra when Kobe happened to be in the same building. It’s a crown with her name and two angel wings (symbols for the couple’s daughters, Natalia Diamante and Gianna Maria-Onore) underneath as well as the inscription “Psalm XVII.”She knows the pain of losing a baby.
Kobe retired from the NBA in April 2016 after playing in the league for 20 years.