Kobe Bryant and Wife Vanessa Announce They are Expecting for the Fourth Time…And it’s Another Girl!
Kobe Bryant is a daddy’s girl! The retired basketball player announced on Tuesday, January 1 that he and his wife Vanessa are expecting their fourth daughter.
The 40-year-old NBA star and 36-year-old former backup dancer Vanessa are already parents to their three daughters, Natalia, 15, Gianna, 12, and 2-year-old Bianka.
Kobe posted on his Instagram a festive gold sign that read, “New Year, New Baby! Baby Mamba on the Way 2019.” The super athlete wrote alongside the post, “Vanessa and I are beyond excited to announce that we are expecting another #mambacita to go along with Natalia, Gianna and Bianca.”
Kobe fans have anticipated that the basketball legend and his wife would try for baby number four in hopes for a boy so Kobe could pass on his legacy. But believe it or not, Kobe wasn’t the one hoping to trade in pink for blue.
The 6-foot-6 basketball giant revealed in a 2017 interview with Extra that his wife Vanessa was campaigning for a fourth child in hopes that it would be a boy. “I hear boys are just walking tornadoes. We’ll see,” he told Extra. “I think Vanessa wants a boy more than I do.”
But don’t rule out one of Kobe’s daughters to take to the court someday. In January 2018 Kobe revealed to Jimmy Kimmel that his daughter Natalia has the perfect comeback when fans ask her father when he will have a son. “The best thing that happens is we’ll go out, and fans will come up to me and she’ll be standing next to me,” Kobe said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! At the time. “And they’ll be like, ‘Hey, you gotta have a boy. You and Vanessa gotta have a boy to carry on the tradition, the legacy. And she is like, ‘Oy, I got this. You don’t need a boy for that, I got this.’ I’m like, ’That’s right, you got this.’