Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Are Adding a New Little Member to Their Bryant Bunch

Kobe Bryant is saying “new year, new baby.” 

The 40-year-old former NBA player announced yesterday on Instagram that he and his wife of 17 years, Vanessa, are expecting their fourth daughter. Bryant shared the news of “baby Mamba” (an homage to his nickname, not her actual name *phew*) with lots of glitter and gold. All that was missing was a little Lakers purple.

He captioned the pic, “Vanessa and I are beyond excited to announce that we are expecting another #mambacita to go along with Natalia (15), Gianna (12) and Bianka (2).” He also added the hashtags “blessed,” “bryantbunch” and “daddysprincesses.”

The question remains: Will his parenting full-court press be as good as his b-ball one? After three girls, all signs point to yes.


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