‘New Year, New Baby!’ Kobe Bryant announces he and wife Vanessa are expecting baby girl number four
He’s already the daddy of three daughters.
And on New Year’s Day, Kobe Bryant took to Instagram to announce he and his wife Vanessa are expecting a fourth baby girl.
In the caption, Kobe, 40, wrote: ‘Vanessa and I are beyond excited to announce that we are expecting another #mambacita to go along with Natalia, Gianna and Bianka.’
The former NBA pro and LA Lakers star and his wife share daughters Natalia, 15, Gianna, 12, and Bianka, 2.
Vanessa, 36, also shared the same news on her Instagram, telling her followers: ‘Kobe and I are so happy to add another baby blessing to our family!’
‘Bianka will have a new baby sibling to play with and Natalia and Gianna are super excited to welcome another little baby sister to love.’
Kobe met former model and dancer Vanessa when he was 21 and she was 17 and they became engaged after six months of dating in May 2000. They married in 2001.
However, in December 2011, Vanessa filed for divorce but in January 2013 the couple announced they had reconciled.
Kobe retired from his hugely successful athletic career at the end of the 2015-2016 basketball season.
Kobe made his first step into the film world when he wrote Dear Basketball, an animated short that was based on a letter he wrote announcing his retirement.
The film, which was directed and animated by Glen Keane, with music by John Williams, won the 2018 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
Kobe Bryant announces he and wife Vanessa are expecting baby girl number four