Has Vanessa Bryant talked about dating after the passing of her husband, Kobe Bryant? Today, the wife of the late Kobe Bryant criticised rapper Meek Mill over a song that references her late husband. As a result, fans are wondering if Vanessa Bryant is currently dating anyone, or has mentioned dating after the passing of Kobe.
Here’s what we know.
Vanessa Bryant calls out Meek Mill
Meek Mill’s newest song Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe) contains the lyric: “If I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe.”
Kobe died last year after his helicopter crashed just outside of Los Angeles.
Addressing Meek Mill on her Instagram stories, Vanessa Bryant said the lyric was “extremely insensitive and disrespectful.”
She added: “If you are a fan, fine, there’s a better way to show your admiration for my husband. This lacks respect and tact.”
Meek Mill has since responded to Bryant’s criticism after the lyric caused controversy on Twitter.
Vanessa Bryant on dating after Kobe Bryant
Just over a year on since the passing of her husband, Kobe, and 13 year old daughter Gianna, it’s safe to say that Vanessa Bryant is still coming to terms with the loss.
A few months after their passing, it was revealed that pro-athletes had been direct messaging Bryant on Instagram asking her out on dates.
On the subject of dating, Vanessa Bryant didn’t speak about this directly, however, a source close to her told MTO News: “Vanessa is getting a lot of support, but some of the messages are really thirsty. The woman is grieving, and these men are trying to get a date.”
Although not a romantic relationship, Vanessa has been close friends with Kobe’s LA Lakers team mate, Pau Gasol.
On the day of Kobe and Vanessa’s wedding anniversary – the first she would be spending without her husband – Gasol and his wife sent Vanessa flowers.
He has also been pictured spending time with Vanessa and Kobe’s children.
So, although it seems Vanessa Bryant currently isn’t dating, it’s great to see that she seems to have a supportive network of friends surrounding her right now.
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