In November 1999, while Venessa was dancing as a background dancer on the Tha Eastsidaz music video "G'd Up", Kobe was also working on that building on his debut musical album. They met each other for the first time there. After their first meeting they began their romantic love affairs. They dated each other as a boyfriend and girlfriend for several months and finally in May 2000, they announced they got engaged. They got bonded as a loving spouse on 18th of April 2001 and their wedding ceremony was held at St. Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic Church. Kobe's nationality is American. He is now aged 37 years old and his height is six feet and six inches tall.
Kobe's father Joe Bryant is also a retired American professional basketball player. He was his inspiration in basketball. Kobe has been playing basketball since he was three years old. When he was just six years old, his father began playing in Rieti in Italy. He also moved with his parents in Italy. During his summer vacation, he used to move back to United States and play in a basketball summer league. Finally in 1991, his family moved back to United States and then he joined Lower Merion High School. He gained massive popularity and fame while he was in Lower Merion High School and also a national recognition at a young age. He completed his high school graduation in 1996 and he also scored 1080 in his SAT but he chose NBA instead of his higher education. In 1996, he was selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1996 NBA Draft. Because of his age, he had to cosign his contract with the Lakers until he turned 18. Though he was selected in the national team since 2000 but it was only in 2007 he played his first game for the United States national team. He announced his retirement from basketball in April 2016. As a basketball player, he earned the salary of $350 million and his net worth is $320 million.