Is Vanessa Bryant Dating Again? The Current Status Of Her Love Life

Vanessa BryantShe is well-known as the wife to the late and great Kobe Bryant. Bryant died January 26, 2020. It’s been more than two years since the tragic accident and many are wondering whether she is now dating again.

Kobe and Vanessa first met in 1999. They dated for six months before they were engaged. Their wedding came in 2001—followed by the birth of four daughters: Natalia, Gianna, Bianka, and Capri—as well as some major bumps in the road.

In 2003, a 19 year-old made the most of the Internet. allegations of sexual assault against Kobe. While he denied that, he did say during a press conference that he had been “unfaithful” to Vanessa. “I’m innocent. I sit here in front of you guys furious at myself, disgusted at myself for making the mistake of adultery,” he said. “I love my wife with all my heart. She’s my backbone.” Eventually, the charges were dismissed.

The couple filed for divorce in 2011 after irreconcilable disagreements. But, by January 2013, they had already been divorced. decided to stay togetherThey were, and they were, up until 41-year-old Kobe and their second child, 13-year-old Gianna, diedIn a helicopter accident, with seven other people.

Vanessa Bryant Has Been The Subject Of Dating Rumors Since Kobe’s Death 

(Photo by Kevork Danisezian/Getty Images).

Since her husband’s passing, rumors about Vanessa’s love life have been circulating. People wondered if something was going on between her & Derek Fisher. The two were spotted together sitting next to each other at the WNBA All-Star GameLast year.

Fisher, however, used to play with Kobe for the Los Angeles Lakers. tied the knot with Gloria GovanIn July 2021. He was previously married to Candace FisherHe shares two children with his wife and has two more. After his recent marriage, the Los Angeles Sparks coach/manager gained two stepchildren. 

Vanessa’s dating life was even a subject of conversation before Kobe’s passing. She was a teenager when her husband was going through a divorce. linked to boxer Victor Ortiz. Lance Pugmire, the Los Angeles Times shared that the rumor was false, according to Ortiz’s manager, who said that Ortiz was focusing on his career and liked “Midwestern blondes.”

These rumors resurfaced after Kobe’s death, and Ortiz took them on head-on. “That’s crazy,” he said. “I would never do something like that.” In fact, he apparently had never even met or been in the same room as VanessaHe did not condole with her, but he did offer condolences.  

Vanessa is not currently dating anyone 

CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 5:   (U.S. TABLOIDS OUT)   Professional basketball player Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa pose at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards at the Sony Pictures Studios on June 5, 2004 in Culver City, California.  The 2004  MTV Movie Awards will air on the MTV Network June 10, 2004 9 PM (ET/PT).
(Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images).

It is not believed that Vanessa is currently in a relationship with anyone, despite rumors. Sources who spoke with Vanessa say that her focus has been on her children and her mental health. E! News. “Vanessa’s main focus is always the girls,” one said, while another added last August, “She is not dating anybody and likely won’t for a long time. Kobe was her one and only.”

Vanessa also has a current lawsuit against Los Angeles County. She claims that after the helicopter crash, first responders were showing pictures of Kobe and Gianna’s remains to people, which was an “invasion of privacy” and caused further “severe emotional distress.” The trial date for the lawsuitFebruary 22nd is the date.