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See the Gifts Vanessa Bryant Received From Friends on Her 20th Wedding Anniversary with Kobe

Gracious Egedegbe
Apr 19, 2021
09:50 P.M.
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Vanessa Bryant's pals were quite expressive with their show of love, joining her in celebrating what would have been the 20th anniversary of her marriage to late Kobe Bryant.


NBA legend Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa Bryant, has received a lot of love from fans and friends who took time out to celebrate her and her late spouse on the 20th anniversary of their wedding. 

Vanessa took to her Instagram story, where she displayed some of the gift items she received from her pals. American designer Jeff Leatham sent a sizable arrangement of red roses. 

Kobe and Gianna Bryant at a Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks basketball game at Staples Center on November 17, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images


Kobe's former Lakers colleague, Pau Gasol, and his wife, Catherine McDowell, also sent a chunky arrangement of red roses groomed and styled into a heart.

Vanessa received warm acknowledgment and support from her best girl, La La Anthony. She showed off the handwritten note that Anthony sent, which was tagged a gift of comfort. 


More stars like Viola Davis showed some love too. Khloe Kardashian commented on some of Vanessa's posts, while Kelly Rowland also acknowledged her celebration. 

In celebration of the memorable day, Kobe's widow took to her Instagram page sharing photos and montages chronicling their love life. Her posts included a throwback image of their wedding day.

The duo got engaged when Vanessa turned 18.

Vanessa Bryant thanks Pau Gasol and his wife for their gift for her wedding anniversary. | Photo:


Dressed in their traditional wedding attires, the couple's faces were away from the camera as they were photographed sharing a kiss. The mom-of-four wrote of her love, adding a heart emoji.

In another post, Vanessa shared a clip of her late husband from one of his old-time interviews. Kobe's image soon popped up as he gushed over this wife, sharing that being married to her was fun. 

Vanessa Bryant thanks Jeff Leatham for his gift for her wedding anniversary. | Photo:


The NBA MVP went on to add that they were best friends, and it was a blessing. Vanessa captioned the post once more, establishing that she would love him for now and forever. 

The couple met in 1999 on the set of a music video shoot. At the time, Vanessa was in high school and Kobe was a 20-year-old NBA beginner. The duo got engaged when Vanessa turned 18.

Vanessa Bryant thanks La La Anthony for her gift for her wedding anniversary. | Photo:


After their marriage, Vanessa and Kobe became parents to four children, Natalia, Gianna, Bianka, and Capri. Sadly, he and Gianna passed on during a helicopter crash in 2020. 

Early in the year, Vanessa got candid in an interview about her daily life, a year after the tragic incident. The star shared that it was hard getting by every day, but she drew strength from the rest of her kids.