Vanessa Laine Bryant

by ethnic on October 13, 2008

Birth Name: Vanessa Cornejo Ubrieta

Place of Birth: Pamona, California

Date of Birth: May 5, 1982

Ethnicity: Mexican

Vanessa Laine Bryant is the wife of NBA star Kobe Bryant, with whom she has three children.

She was born to Mexican parents, despite websites stating that she is of part Irish descent. She adopted the surname Laine from her stepfather, Stephen Laine.


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Connerfromvine December 25, 2017 at 12:44 pm

She looks just as mixed as her kids. I’m guessing somewhere down the line she has a black ancestor.

fuzzybear44 December 25, 2017 at 1:52 pm

She’s a Mexican, so it’s definitely a possibility

GypsyQueen July 19, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Mexican women are beautiful. Salma Hayek, Vanessa Bryant etc.

BellaTrainer April 13, 2016 at 7:21 pm

Salma is half arab

She is hardly full MexicaN

Marseille June 20, 2014 at 3:50 am

She put on one of her Instagram pictures #mixedgirlproblems maybe indicating she is half Mexican half something else or acknowledging the fact she is a Mexican of mixed ancestry?

Marseille June 20, 2014 at 3:49 am
Marseille June 20, 2014 at 3:45 am

Why does this girl even have a page? She’s no damn celebrity, just a girl who got lucky.

Marseille June 20, 2014 at 3:45 am

check check

Jen January 17, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Look mv118 if you were rich like her you would probably stay home 2 and do nothing. That’s why some people wanna win the lottery to have vacations every day!? And she is pretty ( stop hating mv118 your not pretty I saw your pic) maybe she is a [email protected]@@@, but most of the pretty girls are. I bet you if we put your pic and her pic together and ask people, – who do you think is prettier?. Who do you think will win, of course her!!!so there you go;). Her hair is niceeee if I had her hair I wouldn’t cut it short she looks pretty with long hair it goes with her. So mv118 shut up and think first and stop being a hatter!!!!

Hope Moretti September 8, 2012 at 4:49 am

My god people. I’m half Italian half Mexican. In the North of Mexico we have a lot of whites just like in the north of italy. the south always have browns

Marseille June 20, 2014 at 3:45 am

Lol at Mexican Noridicsts.

PomonaMiss909 August 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm

:it is not pamona, california. it is pOmona, california. from my knowledge,there is no city whatsoever named pamona. i am from pOmona, & we are very prideful of our city. if you are not from there, or anywhere near the los angeles county area, you may not know, so it is a simple mistake. i just thought i’d add my 02¢ ;oD

mv118 August 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm

sorry, to disagree about how “gorgeous” you ppl say is is, when she smiles all I see are GUMS (upper gums) AND A FAKE SMILE, and then all this hair covering the rest of her face, and yes she seems to take good care of herself, what else can you do, never having to do any house work, or any work with a millianair husband, all she does is do her nails and her hair, makeup, facials, and shop. With big bucks to splurge into your looks anybody can be gorgegous. She’s not a Natural beauty, she’s a typical looking latina, including the super long hair, that is very mexican like and the mestizo skin tone.

D March 21, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Mexican Latina women Are f in hot Mexican Cuban puerto rican columbian every Latina Mexico is not a race there mix black native a Spanish don believe look it up

I love you, Roger Scientist March 21, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Go Vanessa! She took Kobe to the cleaners!

PomonaMiss909 August 20, 2012 at 7:40 pm

if this isn’t how you meant it, sorry, my oops, whatever whatever. but i took it offensively&from the looks of it,so did others so i’m not alone….&if you wanna start some type of internet fight, do it by yourself because i’m gonna say this&be done….are you a moron or what?….no?are you an idiot?geesh the crap that flies outta ppls mouths!….fingers.
first off,i’m half mexican,half black.&ANYBODY with ANY amount of knowledge knows EVERY mexican has not only(various)tribal indian blood in them,but EUROPEAN blood as well(Spain overthrew Mexico back when the country was nothing but Aztecs,Mayans,etc.,etc.I myself am Guaycuran indian–a MEXICAN indian.&my best friend is full Mexican,born in Sinaloa Mexico,his girlfriend is full Mexican,&their son is blonde haired,blue eyed….&why?because of the EUROPEAN blood&ancestry.So no,there is no such thing as a full pure blooded Mexican but there ain’t no Black bub.If that’s the case,don’t you think there would be less crime with Blacks vs. Mexicans?I’m from POmona,CA,where half the city is Mexican&half is Black&where for YEARS the rilvary between Blacks&Mexican has been ongoing.Pay no attention to the census reports–over half the southside is little Mexico–which brings me to my nxt point–don’t believe everythng you read because 1/2the time unless you LIVE it,you don’t know squat….Oh,&btw,there has also been an ongoing dislike between Spain&Mexico,&various European Latin cultures for various reasons,one being the Spanish conquering of Mexico.&Mexico is the ONLY Latin country,from my knowledge,that is NOT in Europe,so if uou’re from one of those European Latin ancestries, do some different research you ignoramous.&stop bein so ig’nent!=O

fuzzybear44 August 21, 2012 at 5:26 am

To PomonaMiss909

It’s not unusual for Mexicans not to know the African heritage of Mexico,It’s thanks to a man named (jose vasconcelos) and his La raza cósmica theory.See in his theory,he wanted the black blood as well as asian,and native,but not the outward appearence.He looked more towards the Europeans for the look he wanted.He was good friends with Hilter,and he embraced alot of his ideas.Now as recent generations have moved on,they have kept in tune with his ideas.Now if you don’t believe me,that’s fine look it up yourself.Also while your at it,check out the (Los Angeles Pabladores).See where these mexicans came from,and see what most of them were.Check out The black Seminole community in Nacimiento, Coahuila,see what their descendants look like now.I guess you didn’t know about the second underground railroad(that went straight into mexico).Or that the Mexican government had used recently freed black slaves to help guard the broader,because they knew they would fight the hardest to keep their freedom.Mexicans had outlawed slavery,and often helped slaves to escape into mexico.Look up the history of Vera Cruz. Louisiana Creoles moved into tampico mexico,see what their descendants look like now.Look at the history of ( Costa Chica of Oaxaca and Guerrero)There’s far to much I could put down here. Black and Mexicans used to be tight.Look up a group called the brown berets.Them and the black panthers were side by side. Now for some stupid reason ethnic groups fight,and 99.9% of time,they don’t even know why.Some of the reasons black and mexicans fought are simple.Jobs(whites putting black against mexicans).That’s and old trick,but it’s amazing how often it works.Jailhouse BULLSHIT!They bring that jailhouse mentality(of separation by color) out with them,and other gang SHIT.On top of that,the drug game.Now like you most Mexicans or blacks,don’t know the past.Or the connection that was once shared.Now if you don’t believe me,look it up yourself. Also you don’t have to look a certain way,to have a certain heritage,it’s called Cultural or racial assimilation .Europeans have been flooding(invited) into Mexico for at least the past 100yrs(just counting the recent wave).

fuzzybear44 August 22, 2012 at 3:24 am

To the two people whom thumb down my comment,I sorry I know facts hurt.However all the BS lies you guys have been taught,what just that.

fuzzybear44 August 22, 2012 at 3:25 am

correction:Not whom,I meant who

fuzzybear44 August 22, 2012 at 4:29 am

i meant who, and was just that

PomonaMiss909 August 27, 2012 at 5:26 pm

&how this whole crap got started over VANESSA BRYANT’S LIL ETHNIC INFO PAGE–is faaaarr beyond person says some crap pulled out their booties–offensive crap–no forreal the crap was smellin thru my phone….& it gets turned into a damn debate??on a page of some broad don’t nun y’all know.cracie huh?i’m proud to be a mixed ass mutt damnit.but i come from a world that had that racial tension.FORTUNATELY. i was able to be raised in a home where that intolerance had to go because wasn’t no room for brother’s full black&he got raised by my mes’kin daddy….&he joined an all black street gang.–just the way of the world–like i said before,you roll wit whut ya look like.&no matter WHO his father figure was,that was gonna be how it was.i’ve been there done that myself&i grew my ass up.&now my quote unquote”enemy”is the best friend i cam ever ask for.we got too old for that….&even though he& i see eye to eye,his little brother is in a all latino gang.& because of his brother we’re good even though we’re not “supposed”to be…..&yes i know you don’t HAVE to do the whole gangbangin say one thng&it’s a damn internet ths point i can care less if these ppl change the spelling of POmona.that’s the only reason i even signed up in the first place.i saw pOmona get spelled wrong&i had to create a doggone profile JUST to tell em so–&they STILL haven’t changed ot.sooo don’t care.don’t care who thnks they’re sooooo’s pointlesa.&this,like politics is somethng NOBODY should discuss.ENDED….(‘cuz my ass is forreal thru damnit)

PomonaMiss909 August 27, 2012 at 4:44 pm

good grief lady–man–you.everyone knows everyone came from africa,but as each generation births a new on&so forth&so forth,the percentage of african ancestry becomes smaller& you’re right,in saying it’s not unusual for mexicans–&all other races&ethnicities to have some type of african in them–even the smallest percent….but not aaaaall people have it dear.there’s certain health diseases that run predominantly,or solely in african americans that run on my father’s side sooo i’m guessing he got some brotha in father&his entire family was born&raised in mexico….which proves your point.but there’s still that european ancestry–like i said.&like i said before,if EVERY mexican had black in em,doncha thnk there would be less violence against the two races?i see it dirst hand.schools go on lockdown because of the latino&black violence all the time in father is mexican born in mexico,my mother was born in compton,CA,raised in pOmona, while i may not know EVERYTHING,i know my ethnic background on BOTH sides,and am VERY proud of BOTH sides….&my comment earlier was in response to the genius(sarcasm)that said mexican is not a race or ethnicity,….&rightfully so i got offended.

fuzzybear44 August 28, 2012 at 12:40 pm

To pomona

Sorry sometimes the site takes its sweet time about comments,so I didn’t see the other two.To clear somethings up, what I meant was fairly recent,not the everyone comes from Africa stuff.Also I didn’t say all mexicans had recent heritage(just going by the dna the avg).Also Mexico still has a good size black mexican population,the rest have assimulated.Also I meant it wasn’t taught on purpose(the black history or mexico third root as it’s called).Now as for the violence,no people are people.They want their way,and some people are just a-holes.Prime example,I have Mexican families on both sides of me.One family is sweet as pie.The other is nasty,throwing trash in my yard.Chicken making all the noise in the world,a teenage girls who bring the boys who write on my wall.Oh don’t get me wrong,the black kids do it to.Also I get into it with the black and the mexicans who put old tires in my back yard.I mean people fight(black on black,and mexican on mex etc),then they fight each other.If asians were around,they would be in it to.We black people know we got african blood in us,yet we still fight each other.So mexican knowing their black bloodlines(the ones who have it),that’s not going to stop thing.People follow the leader,if he/she says fight,that’s what they do.Now like I said,99.999% of the time,they don’t even know why.There’s a black family on this block,that if one member gets into it,here comes the rest(and they don’t even ask what’s going on),see trashy people.

fuzzybear44 August 28, 2012 at 9:56 pm

To pomona

my other comment is in moderation,so just in case it doesn’t go through,I wrote this one.First my replay was to the part of your statement,full pure blooded Mexican but there ain’t no Black bub.I was just letting you know you were incorrect,I wasn’t attacking you.Also I didn’t say all Mexicans had recent black heritage.The places I gave are where the more African looking Mexicans are at,the rest have assimilated.Like I said look these places up,you might be pleasantly surprised.Now Mexicans knowing their African past or that they may have the blood,isn’t going to stop anything,People follow the leader.Like I said,they don’t know why they are fighting each other.It could have been something as stupid as someone stepping on someone shoe.Next thing a fight,friends get into,the other guy friend get into,and there is you cycle of hate.New kids move in the hood wanting to make friends,what do you do except join the cycle. We black people know we got african blood in us,yet we still fight each other.So that has nothing to do with it.

PomonaMiss909 August 27, 2012 at 5:01 pm

&yes,it is sad–down right pathetic how things are in society today.unfortunately,you go with what you look like.the way it was growing up&the way it is today,if you’re half black,you’re black.point blank.i’m half but look like i’m full black so i got treated like i was.the racial tension starts from a young age,&while you&your childhood friends pick roses&daises as kids,when you guys hit high school,you go with what you look like–no matter WHAT you identify yourself with.&you act like you never even knew each other.jail system is the’s called survival.&in jail you do what you’re supposed to do–not what you think is right.loke i said it’s unfortunate but it’s reality….&it’s never gonna change.

fuzzybear44 August 28, 2012 at 4:42 am

To PomonaMiss909

Well can’t disagree with you,I went to a predominant white school,and the black kid did group together,with a couple of white kids in each group.Now the your black period part,it depends on who you hang out with.If I met you,and you said you were a Latina,then that’s what you would be to me.I never have a problem with people saying their half whatever,it’s only when they dis the black part(like it’s the worst thing you could have in you).Most people don’t know about darker skin Latinos or Afro-Latinos,I do apologize if either one of these terms is offensive to you.Because they are not really talked about.My brother girlfriend is like you,except she takes more after her mother side of the family Salvadoran/Afrocuban.Her matrilineal grandfather on the Salvadoran side,was the last person on that side that displayed any signs of black blood.My neighborhood is pretty mixed with Latino and black.Sometimes there are problems, with the gangs,that are a few blocks away.The people in my neighborhood tend to get along,but I do know how it is in other neighborhoods.Now as far as things never changing,going by a lot of the comments on here from Latinos,it seems to be that way.I do indeed hope your wrong,like I said,black and Latino were once tight.

Oh p.s
Did you check out any of those things I ask you to look up,about black people in Mexico?

fuzzybear44 August 28, 2012 at 4:43 am

To PomonaMiss909

Did you check out any of those things I ask you to look up,about black people in Mexico?

kari March 17, 2012 at 8:41 am

Kobe’s family didn’t approve because of her attitude. Kobe has one too so they are a good match.

Tom March 9, 2012 at 9:56 pm

“Mexican” is not a race.

Hudson March 18, 2012 at 7:11 am

Technically neither is Irish. However if someone said the were Irish I would assume they were white. By someone saying they are Mexican I assume they are either white, mestizo, or native.

Ricki March 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm

She is a Mexican mestiza bit more Native than Euro percentage wise.Who knows that would be my guess. I know it annoying when people a person look Mexican bit i think when they say it they usually mean a mestizo.

dani March 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Vanessa is absolutely gorgeous. I really admire the beauty of native North/Central/South American and Caribbean women. I find their features to be so striking, and Vanessa has a beautiful smile. Her kids are adorable as well, I can see both parents in them, they got the best features of both. :P

I love you, Roger Scientist March 15, 2012 at 2:13 am

She is gorgeous.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 15, 2012 at 2:13 am

But I heard she is a bitch.

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