Vanessa Bryant is paying tribute to the love of her life, Kobe Bryant on what would’ve been the couples 19th wedding anniversary.
In a series of Instagram post, Vanessa shared videos (and I’m happy she did) of Kobe celebrating his wife for her friendship, strength and unwavering love.
My king, my heart, my best friend. Happy 19th wedding anniversary baby. I miss you so much. I wish you were here to hold me in your arms. I love you.
The couple met during a shoot for “Tha Eastsidaz” music video in November 1999. At the time, Kobe was 20 while Vanessa was 17 years old and still in high school. They began dating and when Vanessa turned 18, Kobe proposed. The couple then married on April 18, 2001 and as they say the rest is history.
We’re still praying for Vanessa and the girls as they learn to navigate their new normal.