Kobe Bryant's Wife Vanessa Announces Birth of Daughter Capri Kobe

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorJune 21, 2019

CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 10:  Vanessa Laine Bryant (L) and Kobe Bryant attend the 2018 Baby2Baby Gala Presented by Paul Mitchell at 3LABS on November 10, 2018 in Culver City, California.  (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
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Vanessa Bryant announced the birth of her and Kobe Bryant's fourth daughter, Capri Kobe, on Instagram on Friday (h/t TMZ Sports).

Kobe, an 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships during his 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, also announced his daughter's arrival on Instagram.

"We are beyond excited that our baby girl 'Koko' has arrived!!" Bryant wrote.

Capri is the youngest Bryant child after 16-year-old Natalia, 13-year-old Gianna and two-year-old Bianka.

The Bryants' children are all girls, which the couple has discussed in past interviews.

Kobe said his wife wanted a son in a 2017 interview with Extra.

"I hear boys are just walking tornadoes," he said. "We'll see. I think Vanessa wants a boy more than I do."

He also discussed the family on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (h/t Helen Murphy of People) in April.

"I love my princesses," Bryant said. "Vanessa was kind of putting the pressure on me to have a boy: 'You can do it, you can do it!' And then, 'Nah, you can't do it.'"

There's a chance the Bryants may have another child, though.

"I would go for a solid starting five," Bryant said when DeGeneres asked how many kids he would like. "You just have your own internal basketball team."


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