Vanessa Bryant on her husband's retirement. Says she's happy to have him home more often.

HitBerryPublished on   14 Apr, 2016Updated on   30 May, 2021

“I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can’t win championships,” Vanessa quoted in her last interview. “If you’re sacrificing time for family and myself for the benefit of winning championships, then winning a championship should happen every single year.”, she said.

Yeah, that’s what the famous basketball player Kobe Bryant said last year now look at what she has to say for his retirement.

Actually, Vanessa wrote about how happy she is on the retirement of her husband Kobe. Now that’s what she has always wanted, spending time with husband and go on a holiday.

Following the retirement of her husband, Vanessa wrote a long message on Instagram, “This is it!!! Today’s the day!!!! My family and I are so excited. My girls and I are so happy to have Kobe home more often. We’ve all sacrificed so much time, birthdays, holidays, family functions and special events to be there for Kobe. I really want to thank my daughters, Natalia, and Gianna, for being patient and understanding how much hard work, sacrifice, and dedication it takes to see their dad accomplish so many great things.

We’re thankful for everything the Lord has blessed us with. The road hasn’t always been easy. We’ve had our ups and downs, but I’m so thankful we managed to persevere against the odds. We couldn’t have done it without our faith and God’s grace.

We’re so happy to have seen the amount of joy Kobe brings to his fans and the city of Los Angeles. My daughters and I have been present at many of Kobe’s Make-a-Wish meet and greets, and words cannot explain how much joy he brings to people that are going through really difficult times in their lives.

In those hard times, we can be each other’s strength, and remember that it’s in the trials of life that God grows us even more! Thank you all for your amazing love and support for our family at all times! We will forever be grateful!! With Love, Vanessa Bryant.” 

Vanessa later added on Instagram,“You can walk away knowing you've always played with everything you have, babe. I'm so proud of you. I'm proud of everything you've given to all of your fans even when you weren't feeling your best,"


"You've always pushed through it because you played for those fans that sacrificed so much to see you play in person. You mean so much to us all. I'm so excited to see what God has in store for us as a family now that one chapter is closing and new ones are opening. We love you!"

The basketball legend will now have more time to spend with his wife and children. The happy couple married in 2001 and have two daughters together, Natalia, 12 and nine-year-old Gianna.

The two-time Olympic gold medallist has scored 32,683 points during a 20-year career with the LA Lakers and is ranked third on the NBA's all-time list. Kobe, 37, who has suffered several injuries in recent seasons, told The Players' Tribune: "My body knows it's time to say goodbye.

And here is his goodbye note to you all