The wonderful story of Kobe & Vanessa Bryant's family

Vanessa Bryant met the love of her life when she was 17 years old. even though the young couple suffered from a serious lack of support, they created their own incredible family. Kobe Bryant was 21 years old when he met Vanessa who was working as a backup dancer in the Eastsidaz music video g-dub.
Vanessa could hardly believe she was dating an NBA star, and her friends didn't believe her either at first. She was young and in love with a man who sent her roses at school, but that doesn't mean things were easy, The public scrutiny surrounding their relationship, and Kobe's fame led her to drop out of school and finish her senior year via independent study.

Six months after meeting, they got engaged. But when they got married, Kobe's parents and sisters weren't in attendance, this kicked off a period of estrangement, But Kobe was committed to making a family with Vanessa. she relied on her husband's support during this difficult time but was determined to forge her own identity instead of just being Kobe's wife.
The family welcomed a daughter named Natalia whose birth began to heal the rift between Kobe and his parents, they would go on to have three more daughters Gianna Bianca and Capri. According to Kobe, Vanessa would have loved to add a son to their household, but he was always content with his little girls. Although he did like the idea of adding a fifth child to the family, so he could have his own basketball team.

Although Kobe loved all of his children, he had a special relationship with Gianna; also known as Gigi. They shared a passion for basketball and Kobe even stepped up to coach her team.
Gigi helped Kobe rediscover his passion for the sport, and he was impressed with her tenacity and competitiveness. She dreamed of someday playing college basketball for the UConn Huskies. when they weren't practicing, they spent a lot of time watching games together. Gigi taught Kobe to enjoy watching the game not as an athlete, but as a proud father.

Retiring from basketball was a massive emotional challenge for this passionate player, and his family was an important source of support. He also figured out a way to creatively express himself by creating the animated short film "Dear basketball". As yet another testament to his incredible talents, this movie earned him an Academy Award for the best animated short film, this made him the very first professional athlete to win an Oscar.
Kobe was known for going all-out on the basketball court, but at home with his family, things were much more low-key. Despite his fame and fortune, he made sure to personally embrace even the more mundane aspects of fatherhood, like picking the kids up from school.

But despite all the love this family shared, there was a time when Vanessa filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. This was a challenging time for the family, but apparently, the differences between Coby and Vanessa weren't irreconcilable, because they later called off the divorce.
Although they refused to comment on the details, Kobe shared that he and Vanessa were simply too competitive to let their marriage fail. Apparently, GiGi got that trait from her parents.
Kobe and Vanessa enjoyed their privacy, but their love for their family was impossible to hide. After the tragic helicopter accident which claimed the lives of nine people including Kobe and Gigi, fans were left reeling from the loss. Jennifer Lopez posted a beautiful family photo on Instagram and left kind words for Vanessa. LeBron James was seen in tears after learning about the accident. People expressed their pain on Instagram Twitter and even the Grammys.

He had so much hope that Gigi would carry on his legacy which only compounds the tragedy that father and daughter perished while on their way to play their favorite sport.
But although Kobe is gone, his good deeds can continue to help other people. He and his wife started the Kobe and Vanessa Family Foundation which is dedicated to helping young people improve their lives, it provides scholarships and offers programs designed to teach athletes how to learn leadership skills through their favorite sport. The organization has also partnered with various organizations, like "Step Up On Second" and "The United Way" in order to address the issue of youth homelessness.

Giving back was always important to Kobe, and this was true regarding his family and community.
Olivia Munn revealed that she and Kobe had been collaborating on a project prior to his passing, their goal was to create easily accessible content for children designed to help them cope with loss. It seems like this will be needed now more than ever since so many young people just lost one of their heroes.

what do you think of the legacy Kobe has left behind?