Vanessa Bryant is a businesswoman, philanthropist, and model who is widely known to be the widowed wife of Kobe Bryant. She and Kobe founded a charity that supports increasing a global perspective among young people and helps provide scholarships to minority college students worldwide. She has also worked with Baby2Baby to provide support for women and children in poverty. Get all of the latest Vanessa Bryant news here!
Vanessa married Kobe in 2001 after 6 months of dating. They filed for divorce in 2011 but called it off thirteen months later. The two shared four daughters. On January 26th, 2020, Kobe Bryant and their daughter Gigi died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA. Since then, Vanessa has changed the name of her husband’s Mamba Sports Foundation to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation in honor of her daughter. She was recognized during the Sports Power Brunch with the Be Your Own Champion Award for her leadership of the Mambacita Sports Foundation.