Kobe Bryant started the new year by sharing sweet family news. The retired basketball superstar announced on Instagram that his wife, Vanessa, is pregnant with their fourth child.

The couple already has three daughters, Natalia, 15; Gianna, 12; and Bianka, 2. Later this year, they will be adding another girl to the Bryant family.

Kobe shared a gold, glittery graphic that read “New Year, New Baby! Baby Mamba on the Way 2019.”


“Vanessa and I are beyond excited to announce that we are expecting another #mambacita to go along with Natalia, Gianna and Bianka,” the former Laker captioned his post.

In her own post, the mother-to-be revealed that her older daughters are “super excited to welcome another little baby sister to love.”

The pair met in 1999 and married two years later. Kobe retired from the NBA in 2016 after 20 seasons in the league.