Vanessa Bryant wife to the late NBA star Kobe Bryant recently shared through her Instagram page about how her late husband and she fell in love twenty-one years ago saying that it was ‘love at First Sight.’ This came a day after thanksgiving.
On a photo of her and Kobe at Disneyland, the former model wrote, “Love at first sight 11/27/99 #21.”
The two met at a recording studio where Kobe was recording his never released hip-hop album while Vanessa worked as a backup dancer in a music video for ‘Tha Estsidaz’. Kobe and Vanessa met in 1999 and got married in 2001.
Kobe died in a helicopter crash on January 26, at age 41, along with his and Vanessa’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people.
Vanessa, who turned her Instagram to request-only earlier this year shared a heartbreaking message with her followers in a tribute to Kobe and Gianna in August saying…
“I’m mad I didn’t go first. I always wanted to go first so that I selfishly didn’t have to feel this heartache,” the 38-year-old wrote on Instagram. “You were supposed to miss me. Gigi was supposed to be here with her sisters. It should’ve been me.”
“He gifted me the actual notebook and the blue dress Rachel McAdams wore in The Notebook movie. When I asked him why he chose the blue dress, he said it was because of the scene when Ali comes back to Noah. We had hopes to grow old together, like the movie. We really had an amazing love story,” she shared with the audience at the Staples Center. “We loved each other with our whole beings, two perfectly imperfect people making a beautiful family and raising our sweet and amazing girls.” She said.