Vanessa Bryant was once speculated to be the next NBA wife to join the ‘Basketball Wives’ in their upcoming season of reality and drama. Although many were hoping that she would be the newest addition to the show, Bryant recently told Fad Fit Fun that she would never do reality television. Vanessa also shared tips about staying healthy, and gave insight into her schedule as a hands-on mom to daughters Natalia and Gianna.


On doing a reality show.

“Absolutely 100% no. Kobe and I were approached to do a reality show after Nick and Jessica started Newlyweds, then they wanted my friend La-La and I to do one, years ago. I really enjoy my privacy and I love being my goofy and sarcastic self with family and friends. I certainly don’t want to enable people to think they have a significant opinion on what goes on in my life.”

Parenting Natalia and Gianna.

“Motherhood is the most rewarding and amazing thing that I think a woman can experience. I love my children more than anything and my goal is to be the solid rock and constant security for them. Motherhood has most definitely taught me to be selfless, patient, understanding, and to always think of my children and their very best interests before thinking of my own. I stay balanced by trying to schedule an hour of ‘me time.’ Even if it is an hour of paying my personal trainer to kick my butt.”

A typical day with the girls.

“I’m up at 6:30 a.m. every day with my girls and they have their own extracurricular activities so I’m at their games or practices until about 6 p.m. some nights. Then I take them home, get them ready for bed, take a shower and get dressed to drive an hour to LA to be at Kobe’s games as often as I can. I certainly don’t miss any games or events he specifically asks me or needs me to be at. So when you see a photo of me and I look ‘busted,’ you know it’s been a long day!”

Sports mom?

“Yes! My goal is to always find a way to allow my girls to do the sports, dance, and music programs they want without overwhelming their weekly schedules. My girls are three years apart so unfortunately they can’t play on the same team or level so my schedule is pretty full. Giving them the opportunity to be involved in the activities they want to be involved in is well worth it though.”

Healthy living for Vanessa.

“I do Pilates about four times a week but it’s really hard to get cardio in when I have to get as many things done as possible before doing things with my girls. I used to do the 50- and the 100-yard dash as a kid so long distance running isn’t my thing. I absolutely despise dieting but it’s something I have to do if my schedule does not allow me to get the cardio I need to stay in shape.”

Read more at Fad Fit Fun.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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