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“Happy Anniversary, baby. I love you. 20 years. ❤️ @kobebryant,” captioned a snap of the couple sharing a kiss on their wedding day. 

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Vanessa disabled the comments on both of the posts, but her friends reportedly reached out to make the anniversary special. 

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Vanessa was gifted roses from Pau Gasol and his wife Cat McDonnell, which she shared on her Instagram Story. “Happy anniversary to two incredible soulmates + 20 years of true love,” McDonnell posted her own Instagram story, Today reported. “We love you, V + KB.”

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Vanessa also appeared to receive flowers from floral designer Jeff Leatham too. 

Vanessa and tied the knot in 2001 and had four daughters together; Natalia, Gianna, Bianka and Capri.

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Gianna tragically lost her life when she was only 13 in a helicopter crash with her father and seven others in January 2020. 

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“Kobe’s Nike contract expired on 4/13/21. Kobe and Nike have made some of the most beautiful basketball shoes of all time, worn and adored by fans and athletes in all sports across the globe,” Vanessa stated on Monday, April 19. 

“It seems fitting that more NBA players wear my husband’s product than any other signature shoe,” she continued. “My hope will always be to allow Kobe’s fans to get and wear his products. I will continue to fight for that.

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“Kobe’s products sell out in seconds. That says everything,” Vanessa added. “I was hoping to forge a lifelong partnership with Nike that reflects my husband’s legacy. We will always do everything we can to honor Kobe and Gigi’s legacies.” 

“Kobe was an important part of Nike’s deep connection to consumers,” a spokesperson for Nike told ESPN and USA Today. “He pushed us and made everyone around him better. Though our contractual relationship has ended, he remains a deeply loved member of the Nike family.”

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