Third Daughter on the Way for Kobe Bryant

07/12/2016 at 11:00 PM ET

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Kobe Bryant is going to be a father of three!

The retired NBA star announced the news on Instagram Tuesday along with a photo of a “Baby Mamba” onesie, a glittery red bow and a pair of adorable little Nike Kobe sneakers.

“Beyond blessed and excited to share that we are expecting our third baby girl!!! #Blessed #BabyMamba #Thankful,” Bryant, 37, captioned his photo.

His wife Vanessa, 34, also shared the same photo and caption on Instagram. The couple already have two children, daughters Natalia, 13, and Gianna, 10.

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In April, the former Lakers star ended his iconic 20-year basketball career, scoring 60 points in his final game. “Mamba out!” Bryant said during his speech after playing at Staples Center for the very last time.

The father-to-be has been heavily involved in his daughters’ sports activities. Big sister Natalia plays soccer while Gianna has inherited her dad’s basketball skills.

“We were shooting not too long ago and she was shooting one-dribble pullups,” Bryant told ESPN. “I asked her where does she get that from? She said, ‘From watching you.’ I didn’t know she was paying attention that much,” the proud dad continued. “I watch her play and she has the same mannerisms. She’ll sit there and bite her jersey and all this other stuff. That’s a beautiful thing.”

Karen Mizoguchi

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Nancy on

Congrats to the gorgeous family

Truth is on

She gon leave with 3/4…black men never learn

Anonymous on

@ Truth is…sad to be so bitter.

Mrs. B on

Congratulations on the pregnancy. I bet their daughters are excited about the baby.

Librababe on

Omg that’s so exciting! What a surprise. Congrats!

stinky on

u know they were hopin’ 4a boy

Francine on

Well, that’s karma. Now he has to sweat it out hoping his daughters won’t hook up with guys like him.

Don't You Know Me on

3 paychecks are better than 2. Vanessa is securing her financial future.

LilahK on


Harry Neon on

Truth is on July 12th, 2016
She gon leave with 3/4…black men never learn.
Stop humiliating yourself. You’re the only one interjecting race into the conversation.

angie none of your on

that comment below is what I was thinking. Kids are getting old as she is old now too so needs to secure more financial future by having another just like most every other woman.

Rain on

So tired of this rapist being lauded as a family man.

Jess on


MMR on

How about maybe they love each other?

Larry Smith on

This is exciting news. I’m so very happy for the family!

Congratulations on

Beautiful wife!

Chang on

She has had a hundred plastic surgeries trying to look like KIM K but she fail big time. She is a walking piece of plastic too stupid to understand that her horrible husband treats her like a door mat or maybe she stayed for the Green Card.

Tayler on

She still has a big nose.

Chang on

She has had numerous cosmetic surgeries to look like Kim K but it didn’t work He cheats on her all the time but she is a doormat.

Charles C. Chang on

Congratulations, to Mr. Kobe Bryant on his third daughter, Mamba. And, many more please. Do enjoy the rest of the afternoon. Peace & Amen. Nice bye.