vanessa bryant kobe bryants wife getty Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa Bryant 'would not want to be married to somebody that can't win championships'Vanessa Bryant, NBA star Kobe Bryant‘s wife of 11 years, (pictured above with their two daughters) recently gave an interview to New York Magazine for a profile on basketball players’ wives. And she had some interesting things to say.

On Kobe’s basketball career:

“I love basketball. And I know what goes on behind the scenes, so I have
a different perspective on things, but still, I do. I certainly would
not want to be married to somebody that can’t win championships. If
you’re sacrificing time away from my family and myself for the benefit
of winning championships, then winning a championship should happen
every single year.”

On the fame of being married to a high-profile player:

“I don’t like the limelight. There’s a lot of good you can do with fame,
like creating awareness for a foundation, but a lot of negativity comes
along with it … If you notice, I am the only one allowed in that tunnel [after games]. I don’t like standing outside and giving him a kiss in front of all the
cameras. So I stand in there to get away from them. But then the
cameras end up following. And if the girls are there, sometimes, that’s
their kiss good night for Daddy, and when he comes home, they’re

On her life as a fashionista:

“I’m not really a handbag person anymore. I’ve collected Birkin bags, Chanel 2.55 jumbo flap bags, and the Marc Jacobs Stephen Sprouse collection for Louis Vuitton since I was a teenager. But now, as they say, everyone and their mom is buying a Birkin or a regular size 2.55 bag in black, taupe, or beige. I’ve been sticking to a magenta suede Proenza Schouler bag.”

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