The Touching Way Kobe Bryant Described Falling in Love with His Wife Vanessa Before He Died

by Jeremy Spirogis
 Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant

The most tragic deaths are those that come out of nowhere. Which is why the world just isn’t fairly over the stunning demise of Kobe Bryant. The basketball legend was solely 41 and was in nice well being when he died. So, nobody noticed his passing coming.

Since the helicopter accident that killed Kobe, his daughter Gianna Bryant, and 7 different victims, folks have been remembering Kobe’s legacy. But maybe the best factor that the game’s legend left behind was his loving relationship along with his spouse Vanessa Bryant and his three remaining daughters.

 Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant
Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant | Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

Kobe Bryant opens up about Vanessa Bryant

Kobe and Vanessa met in 1999 on the set of a music video.

“For those that don’t know, yes, I had budding music career as a rapper,” Bryant stated within the 2015 documentary, Kobe Byant’s Muse. “It didn’t last long, but I did make a video. On the video set is where I first met Vanessa.”

“It was a two-day video shoot, and I was always looking for her, like I wanted to know where she was. I would finish a take and go to my trailer but I would wonder where she was the entire time,” he stated. “Then I would come out of the trailer and just wanted to talk to her some more, in between takes and stuff like that.”

Kobe ultimately requested Vanessa for her quantity and the 2 began speaking on the cellphone for hours at a time.

How was Kobe and Vanessa’s relationship completely different from others?

When Kobe and Vanessa met, Kobe had solely been on the Lakers for 3 years. So, he was nonetheless a rookie, attempting to make a reputation for himself. But he nonetheless discovered time for Vanessa as a result of he already knew that she was completely different from all of his previous relationships.

“She was just beautiful,” he stated. “We literally did everything together. And I thought I was a big dork because I loved Disneyland. I loved the Disney movies and things like that, but I never really had a chance to go to the park much. She was a big Disney fan, too, and we used to hang out as Disneyland, we used to go to Magic Mountain, she became my best friend.”

At the time, the basketball participant was not used to having such an intimate accomplice.

“For me, it was very different to have somebody that I was so close to, because I had been so used to growing up in isolation, really,” Bryant stated. “Moving around from place to place, making new friends all the time, so I never really opened up to anybody because I knew I was just going to inevitably move.”

Vanessa and Kobe’s marriage

The two wasted no time and as quickly as Vanessa turned 18, they obtained engaged. They have been married on April 18, 2000, regardless of Kobe’s dad and mom’ disapproval.

“We decided to get married, I proposed and she said yes. We’re both so young, right?” Bryant stated. “We’d wake up and do what kids do. I’d take her to the batting cage, go hit some balls, we’d play miniature golf, go to the movies, go out to eat, it was just a beautiful time, man.”

The two remained married till Kobe’s demise.

How did Kobe Bryant die?

Kobe died on Jan. 26 whereas on his approach to the Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks, California. The basketball participant’s helicopter crashed and burst into flames killing all 9 folks on board.

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