Vanessa Bryant Talks “Love at First Sight” With Kobe Bryant

Vanessa Bryant honored the origin story of her and late husband Kobe Bryant‘s love story on her non-public Instagram. 

On a photograph of her and Kobe at Disneyland, the previous mannequin wrote, “Love at first sight 11/27/99 #21.”

The date marked 21 years since Vanessa and Kobe met, although not like the picture Vanessa chosen, the 2 didn’t meet on the theme park. The couple, who married in 2001, met at a recording studio, the place the NBA legend was pursuing his ardour outdoors of basketball: a never-released hip-hop album. Vanessa was working as a backup dancer in a music video for Tha Eastsidaz‘ “G’d Up.”

Kobe died in a helicopter crash on January 26, at age 41, alongside together with his and Vanessa’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna and 7 different individuals. 

Vanessa, who turned her Instagram to request-only earlier this yr, shared her heartbreak in a tribute to Kobe and Gianna in August.

“I am mad I did not go first. I at all times wished to go first in order that I selfishly did not need to really feel this heartache,” the 38-year-old wrote on Instagram. “You have been purported to miss me. Gigi was purported to be right here along with her sisters. It ought to’ve been me.”

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