Baby on Board for Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Laine Bryant! The NBA player who played his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and his loving wife are expecting their fourth child, a baby girl, together.
The basketball player, 40, took to Instagram on Tuesday, January 2, to announce the pregnancy of the former backup dancer, 36, with sharing a photo of a sparkly gold graphic that reads, "New Year, New Baby! Baby Mamba on the Way 2019."
He captioned the post, "Vanessa and I are beyond excited to announce that we are expecting another #mambacita to go along with Natalia, Gianna and Bianca".
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Congratulations Kobe and Vanessa!
The couple is already parents to three children, none of who is a son. The names of their daughters are Natalia, 15, Gianna, 12, and Bianka, 2.
As previously reported, Kobe revealed earlier this year in January that Natalia has the perfect response about when he will have a son.
The basketballer told Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at the time,
The best thing that happens is we’ll go out, and fans will come up to me and she’ll be standing next to me. And they’ll be like, ‘Hey, you gotta have a boy. You and Vanessa gotta have a boy to carry on the tradition, the legacy. And she is like, ‘Oy, I got this. You don’t need a boy for that, I got this.’ I’m like, ’That’s right, you got this.’
Additionally, back in 2017, the sportsman had admitted that his wife was hoping to add some blue to their family.
He told Extra at the time, "I hear boys are just walking tornadoes. We’ll see,” he told Extra. “I think Vanessa wants a boy more than I do."
The duo had their first meeting in November 1999 (Vanessa was 17 at the time). They eventually started dating and just after six months, they got engaged.
The amazing couple became married at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Dana Point, California on April 18, 2001.
Kobe parents didn't attend their wedding as they were opposed to the marriage for numerous reasons; they reportedly had problems with their son marrying so young, especially to a none African-American woman.
Vanessa, who is a model, once had filed for divorce from her husband. He had filed the divorce papers in December 2011, citing 'irreconcilable differences' as the reason for their split. However, they reconciled their relationship in January 2013.
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