Vanessa and Kobe Bryant have a name for their newborn daughter: Bianka. TMZ obtained the newest Bryant family member’s birth certificate a few days ago and the document answered many questions surrounding Bianka’s birth.

In addition to informing fans of the little one’s name, the certificate revealed the date and time of birth. According to the document, Vanessa and Kobe welcomed their daughter on December 5, 2016, at 4:09 p.m. at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California.


News of Bianka’s arrival spread last week when TMZ Sports reported Vanessa’s successful labor and delivery process. “Kobe Bryant has another three-peat under his belt … ’cause his wife, Vanessa, has given birth to the couple’s third child,” the media outlet reported.

The road to family expansion has not been easy for Kobe and Vanessa. It was just last year that the retired Los Angeles Lakers revealed that his wife suffered a miscarriage during a scandalous time in which Kobe was accused of raping a hotel worker.

“We were expecting our second child during that time,” Kobe said in a documentary called Muse that centered around his life off the court. “There was just so much stress,” Bryant said. “[My wife] actually miscarried.”

Kobe took full responsibility for his and Vanessa’s loss. “It is something I have a real hard time dealing with that, I feel like it was my fault,” he shared. “We should have been building our family, but because of my mistake, we lost a baby.”

Still, the Bryants were able to expand their family when the birth of Gianna came three years later. Bianka is the couple’s third child.



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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