Vanessa Bryant calls late husband Kobe Bryant her 'eternal love' on what would've been his 43rd birthday

Vanessa Bryant has remembered her late husband, Kobe Bryant, on what would’ve been his 43rd birthday. The 39-year-old shared a sweet throwback photo of the NBA legend on Instagram, in which she called him her “eternal love” in an emotional tribute.  “Happy birthday, Papi. Te Amo por siempre. Amor Eterno. […]

Vanessa Bryant has remembered her late husband, Kobe Bryant, on what would’ve been his 43rd birthday.

The 39-year-old shared a sweet throwback photo of the NBA legend on Instagram, in which she called him her “eternal love” in an emotional tribute. 

“Happy birthday, Papi. Te Amo por siempre. Amor Eterno. ❤️💔 43,” she captioned a pic of them kissing. 

READ MORE: Vanessa Bryant’s daughters honour Gianna by recreating sweet throwback photo

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The couple were married for almost two decades before Kobe died in a helicopter crash in January 2020 while on the way to a high school basketball game. Among the eight other passengers killed in the crash was the couple’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. The couple also share three other daughters together: Natalia, 18, Bianka, four, and Capri, two. 

Kobe and Vanessa were married in 2001, two years after meeting on the set of a music video. 

“For those that don’t know, yes, I had a budding music career as a rapper,” Bryant laughed in his 2015 documentary, Kobe Bryant’s Muse, which resurfaced shortly after his death. 

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“It didn’t last long, but I did make a video. On the video set is where I first met Vanessa. It was a two-day video shoot, and I was always looking for her, like I wanted to know where she was. I would finish a take and go to my trailer but I would wonder where she was the entire time.”

When the shoot ended, the pair remained in contact, quickly realising over many conversations they had a shared love for Disney.

“She was just beautiful. We literally did everything together. Everything together. And I thought I was a big dork because I loved Disneyland,” Bryant said. “She was a big Disney fan, too, and we used to hang out at Disneyland, we used to go to Magic Mountain, she became my best friend.”

Vanessa Bryant, wedding anniversary, Kobe Bryant, flowers

In honour of Kobe’s birthday, Vanessa took their daughters to Disneyland and Disneyland’s California Adventure over the weekend and shared many happy snaps on Instagram.

One touching photo was a close-up shot of her bracelets, which spelled out the names of all her family members, including Kobe and Gianna’s. 

“Always with me. ❤️,” she captioned the photo.

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