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Kobe Bryant's Wife Vanessa Shared Throwback Pic of the Couple Marking Day They 1st Met Weeks before His Death

Afouda Fortune
Jan 30, 2020
03:14 P.M.
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Kobe and Vanessa Bryant recalled the first time they snapped a picture together weeks before the basketballer died.


A few weeks before his death, Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, marked the 20th anniversary of the first time they met weeks.

Vanessa Bryant attends New York Knicks vs Los Angeles Lakers game at Madison Square Garden in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images


People recalled that Vanessa had shared a post that came with a picture that she explained was the first one they ever snapped together. Kobe, who had also shared the same image to celebrate the milestone, captioned his post:

"On this day 20 years ago I met my best friend, my Queen @vanessabryant."



The late basketballer added a present-day picture of him and Vanessa as they shared a hug in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

Kobe mentioned that he had taken her to Disneyland so they could celebrate things the "old school style."

Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryant attend a Dinner Hosted By Russell Simmons And His Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation In Honor Of Lin-Manuel Miranda at Private Residence in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images


People's report came soon after ET Online revealed that Vanessa was feeling "almost numb to everything" after she lost her husband and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. According to ET Online's source:

"Vanessa married Kobe when she was 18 and never expected to live her life without him, and that is going to take time."


Luckily, the mother-of-four is surrounded by people that care for and love her and her family as People reported that she was working hard at being strong for her other children – Natalia Diamante, Bianka Bella, and Capri Kobe.

Vanessa had, on Wednesday, broken her silence, days after her husband and Gianna died in a helicopter crash on January 26.


The bereaved woman took to Instagram, where she shared a sweet picture of her family and explained in the caption that there weren't enough words to describe her family's pain. She added that she was taking solace in the fact that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were loved.

Soon after she uploaded the post, athletes camped in its comment section to show their support for the sportsman's wife, per a People article. While LaLa Anthony promised to stick by Vanessa's side, Martha Hunt sent love and strength to the widow.


RHOA star, NeNe Leakes added that she was keeping Vanessa and the other hurting families in her family.