It has been more than two years since Kobe Bryant died in a tragic helicopter crash with his daughter, Gianna, and seven others. Now, there are questions if his lovely wife, Vanessa Bryant, has returned to the dating game.
Rumors have it Vanessa Bryant is now dating again. However, though a couple of men are linked to her, it looks like Kobe Bryant will remain her only love.
The 39-year-old philanthropist has been linked to Derek Fisher. Their outing at the WNBA All-Star Game last year made the rumors worse, adding more fuel to the fire.
However, Suggest cleared Fisher, who used to play with the Black Mamba, was already married to Gloria Govan. So there’s no way he and the former model have a relationship.
There are also claims that Vanessa Bryant rekindled her romance with the boxer Victor Ortiz. These two were once the subject of malicious rumors when the Bryants opted for divorce in 2011.
At the time, Lance Pugmire from the Los Angeles Times stressed there was no truth about it, as Ortiz himself liked “Midwestern blondies.” He, too, was more focused on his career.
So when the rumors resurfaced, Ortiz cleared the air and called it “crazy.” “I will never do something like that,” he said.
He even claimed he had never been in the same room with Vanessa Bryant, though he offered his condolences to the family when Kobe Bryant and Gianna died. By the looks of it, the mother of four is not dating anyone at the moment.
In fact, sources told E! News her main focus would always be her girls. A different insider added she might not date anyone for a long time, as Kobe Bryant was her “one and only.”
True enough, Vanessa Bryant proved Kobe Bryant would be her forever love. She honored her late husband on Valentine’s Day by posting a photo of them together on Instagram.
In the caption, she greeted her “baby” with a Happy Valentine’s Day and called him her “Forever Valentine.” This was the third year that the business executive celebrated Heart’s Day without her other half of about 20 years.
In 2020, the public welcomed the year with the sad news of Kobe Bryant’s passing. The Los Angeles Lakers legend, along with their then-13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others died after their helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain in Calabasas, California, and caught in flames, per Hole.
Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryant tied the knot in April 2001 and had four kids, Natalia, 19, Bianka, 4, Capri, 2, and Gianna. After losing her husband and child, she has been trying her best to keep their legacy alive and celebrate their lives.