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Vanessa Laine Bryant, the widow of the late basketball player Kobe Bryant, is a proud mother of four daughters, Bianka Bella Bryant, Capri Kobe Bryant, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, and Natalia Diamante Bryant. Vanessa and Kobe exchanged their vows on April 18, 2001. As they vowed till death do us part, the pair lived a happy life with their children until the unfortunate thing happened.
Kobe Bryant and his daughter Natalia died on January 26, 2020, in a helicopter crash. His death was tragic, which left his family, friends, and fans heartbroken. But the one who was devastated the most was Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant. She not only lost the love of her life, but also a daughter. But the meaning of life is to continue, she has the responsibility of her daughters on her shoulders.
As Kobe being gone, Vanessa and their daughters will surely inherit his fortune. So, today let’s get to know about Vanessa Laine Bryant’s net worth.
Their Divorce In 2011
Kobe and his partner Vanessa truly had a magical love story. They met when they were in the early phase of their life and had been together ever since. They dated for about six months and got engaged in a short span of time. Their fairytale-like love story was about to end as Vanessa filed for divorce under irreconcilable differences. At the time being, they were parents to two daughters.
As the news of their divorce was on the air, it was clear that the $4 million diamond ring Kobe Bryant gave his wife was only a warm-up act. Kobe’s wife was given a total of $75 million, property plus cash as a divorce settlement, which was half of their total assets at that time.
Vanessa Bryant’s $75 million worth of settlement included three of their mansions, the one which they were living at the time which they bought at $1.7 million in 1997. It was situated on 47 acres and boasted 6 bedrooms and approximately 6,500-square feet of living space. Then she received another house which was located right around the corner from the house mentioned above which was bought at $2.65 million in 2003. The one standing out amongst the three was their 14,000-square feet, 6-bedroom, the 9-bath estate, which features an elevator, media room, wine cellar, exercise room, sauna, and steam facilities and, a game courthouse which was bought in 2007 at $9.54 million.
However, the couple canceled their divorce and shared the news through a social media post in that very year. Since then, the couple lived a happy life and added two more daughters to their family.
After Passing Of Kobe
Vanessa Bryant’s net worth is estimated to be $600 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Her fortune includes her luxurious house, cars, and most probably her husband’s wealth as well. At the time of Kobe’s death, his estate was estimated at $600 million, according to Forbes. After his death, no news has whatsoever came out regarding his will. We can only guess that Vanessa will inherit her late husband’s fortune.
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In addition, Kobe Bryant’s widow was awarded $16 million by the jury in August 2022. It was a unanimous verdict after her lawsuit against Los Angeles County. She had sued them claiming that close-up photos of her husband’s crash site were shared on several devices.
Everyone knows that Vanessa is a popular model, as well as a dancer. She has appeared in numerous music videos and was a backup dancer for the hip-hop group Tha Eastsidaz. So, it would be safe to say that she must have amassed a whole bunch of money from her career as a model and dancer. Hence Vanessa Bryant’s net worth also includes revenues from modeling.
Vanessa Bryant Is Confident About Her Late Husband Kobe Bryant’s Will
Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, says that she’s solid proof that her mother’s lawsuit against Kobe’s estate is total nonsense.
Moreover, according to Radar, the NBA star’s beloved believes that her mom lied to the court and wants all claims dismissed. Furthermore, last year, Sofia Lane took her daughter to court over a supposed promise Bryant made during his lifetime. She further claimed that Kobe had vowed to support her financially throughout her life.
However, Sofia claims that her daughter, Vanessa, cut her off after Kobe’s death. She further added that she’d helped raise her daughters, but in turn, she was not even provided her proper meal breaks or paid her overtime.
On the other hand, Vanessa denies Kobe ever promised to support her financially and declared the lawsuit an extortion attempt. She further said that the lawsuit is frivolous and hurtful. She also clarified that her deceased husband never promised anything, and he’d be very disappointed in her behavior.