Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant‘s love story is nothing short of a fairytale and fans keep getting reminded of the same. A video capturing the first moment Black Mamba met Vanessa in 1999 has yet again gone viral. They were married for almost two decades until Kobe’s unfortunate death in a helicopter crash parted them apart.
During their marriage life, Kobe never left any stone unturned when talking about Vanessa. He knew just the right words to describe love and marriage. Undeniably, they were the most loved couple and the most powerful one in the NBA. They had each other’s back even in the worst possible situation. In 2003, even when Kobe was accused of s*xual assault, Vanessa was by his side.
Furthermore, the viral video is behind the scenes of a music video that Kobe was producing. Turns out, the Lakers star has tried his hands on a rapping career as well. The way Kobe and Vanessa’s eyes shined when they met each other was so evident that a fan could not help but comment “Definitely Love at First Sight”. This is something that countless people agree with.
Vanessa Bryant admits it was love at first sight with Kobe Bryant
Vanessa Bryant herself admitted that it was love at first sight with Kobe Bryant on her Instagram post. She posted a heartwarming picture with her late husband and captioned it as “Love at first sight 11/27/99 #21”. It was the first year when she was not able to celebrate this special day with Kobe. However, it is undeniable that Vanessa has the most memorable ways to pay tribute regardless.
Happy Birthday, Vanessa Bryant 💜
It was love at first sight for Kobe, filled with moments he would never forget. pic.twitter.com/oAa3LPIwT2
— SHOWTIME Basketball (@shobasketball) May 5, 2021
Furthermore, it was not only Vanessa who gave a glimpse into how the first meeting was. The NBA star has also explained how he fell in love with her when they met for the first time. Kobe explained how she was just beautiful and he wanted to know everything about her. Notably, he also revealed that Vanessa wrote her number down and the two spoke for hours the very next day.
Vanessa Bryant recently attended the Baby2Baby Gala
After the heavy loss of her husband and 13-year-old girl, Vanessa Bryant stood strong. She in a way reinvented herself and did not shy away from connecting with people. Recently on November 11, Vanessa attended the Baby2Baby Gala. Something that she previously used to attend with Kobe Bryant.
Notably, she has been an ambassador for the organization for years in addition to being the president of Granity Studios and the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation. Furthermore, she graced the event in a breathtakingly beautiful red gown which turned heads.
In addition to this, she was complimented by numerous people in person and the comment section. Notably, in 2021, Vanessa was also awarded with Baby2Baby’s Giving Tree Award. She rightfully won the award that recognizes a mother who is advocating for non-privileged children. Vanessa mentioned Kobe in her emotional speech that she gave while accepting the award.