On what would have been Kobe Bryant’s 44th birthday, Vanessa Bryant wished the basketball legend a happy birthday. In honor of the day, Vanessa Bryant, 40, posted a picture of the couple cuddling on Instagram. The late legend is seen in the photo sporting a baseball cap and an NBA Championships T-shirt that his Los Angeles Lakers club won.
On April 18, 2001, they were wed at Dana Point, California. Natalia Bryant was born in 2003, and Gianna Bryant was born in 2006. Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant welcomed two more kids, Bianka Bryant in 2016 and Capri Bryant in 2019, after the LA Laker announced his retirement from the NBA after 20 seasons on The Players’ Tribune on November 29, 2015.
Vanessa Bryant wishes her late husband on his 44th birthday
The wife of the late basketball legend, Kobe Bryant, most recently wished him a heartfelt 44th birthday on her official Instagram page. The caption read “Happy birthday, baby! I love you and miss you so much! #44 @kobebryant”. The tragic loss of a sports legend managed to get the attention of other celebrities such as Khloe Kardashian to join in on wishing the Los Angeles Lakers legend.
In January 2020, a helicopter disaster in Calabasas, California, claimed the lives of nine individuals, including Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna, 13 years old. Of the four girls that Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant had, Gianna Bryant was the second oldest.
Khloe Kardashian joins in on the birthday wishing
Naomi Osaka, a tennis player, and Mario Lopez, an entertainer, among others, paid respect in the comments area of Tuesday’s article by posting heart emojis. Reality star Khloe Kardashian posted “Happy birthday” along with a string of hearts. “I love you, V!” In contrast, the Lakers’ official Twitter account wished “Happy birthday, KB” and added hearts in the team’s colors of yellow and purple.
Vanessa Bryant still facing court trial for emotional distress caused by photos
In Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit against Los Angeles County over graphic images of the catastrophic helicopter accident that claimed the lives of her husband Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna Bryant, and seven other people, a jury of six women and four men was chosen on Wednesday.
On Wednesday afternoon, the trial’s opening comments were made. Vanessa Bryant and LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva are likely to testify during the approximately two-week trial.
Vanessa Bryant alleged in the federal lawsuit that county fire and sheriff’s department staff members circulated images of the January 2020 collision in locations unrelated to the inquiry, including a bar. The case, which was filed in September 2020, alleges civil rights breaches, carelessness, emotional anguish, and invasion of privacy and demands unknown damages.