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Vanessa Bryant Looks Back at Meeting Kobe Bryant for the First Time

Vanessa Bryant Looks Back at Meeting Kobe Bryant for the First Time

Vanessa Bryant is reflecting on the first time she met Kobe Bryant.

Vanessa, 38, took to her Instagram on Friday (November 27) to mark 21 years since she and the late Lakers player first met.

“Love at first sight 11/27/99 #21,” Vanessa wrote along with a photo of she and Kobe at Disneyland.

Last year, Kobe honored the special day, sharing the same Disneyland pic with Vanessa along with a throwback photo of the couple on Instagram.

“On this day 20 years ago I met my best friend, my Queen @vanessabryant,” Kobe captioned his post. “I decided to take her on a date to Disneyland tonight to celebrate old school style (pre 4princesses) I love you my mamacita per sempre.”

Kobe and Vanessa got married in 2001 and had four daughters together, Natalia, 17, Gianna, 13, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 1. The athlete and Gianna tragically died in a helicopter crash alongside seven others in January.

Over the summer, Vanessa got two tattoos in honor of Kobe and Gianna.

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