Vanessa Bryant Pens Message to Kobe Bryant on What Would’ve Been His 44th Birthday
Vanessa Laine Bryant and Kobe Bryant arrive at the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Vanessa Bryant Wishes Kobe A Happy 44th Birthday, ‘I Love You’ Tuesday August 23 marks what would have been Kobe Bryant’s 44th birthday. Widow Vanessa Bryant paid tribute to the basketball legend on Instagram. Vanessa shared a photo of the pair after Kobe won his fourth NBA title and first NBA Finals MVP award in 2009. “Happy birthday, baby!,” Vanessa wrote in the caption. “I love you and miss you so much! #44 ❤️ @kobebryant”