25 Pictures of Kobe Bryant With Wife Vanessa Bryant Through the Years
Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Through the Years
The legend of Kobe Bryant is a controversial one, both on and off the court. He’s one of the most talented players in NBA history, yet he had to evolve through years of adversity to the player he is today. With five rings, he’s one shy of tying Michael Jordan at six, but at this point in his career and the current state of the Los Angeles Lakers, that is becoming more and more unlikely. However, what is becoming more likely is his relationship with wife Vanessa Bryant lasting for the remainder of his life.
Kobe and Vanessa met in 1999 when he was 21 and she was 17. After just six months of dating, they became engaged in May of 2000 and married in April of 2001 with no prenuptial agreement, which was a big topic of media scrutiny at the time.
In July of 2003, Kobe was arrested because of a sexual assault accusation made by a 19-year-old hotel employee and charged for the crime in December of that year. The case was dropped in September of 2004 when the accuser refused to testify and Bryant’s career has been plagued by the shadow of that accusation ever since.
In December of 2011, Vanessa filed for divorce but she and Kobe both announced the divorce was called off in January of 2013 and they’ve been happily married ever since. Please enjoy these 20 pictures of the couple through the years.