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'Forever And For Always': Vanessa Bryant Shares Wedding Picture To Mark 20th Anniversary With Late Kobe Bryant

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Apr. 20 2021, Updated 10:46 a.m. ET

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Vanessa Bryant is keeping late husband Kobe Bryant's memory alive and shared a wedding picture on what would have been their 20th anniversary. 

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"Happy Anniversary, baby. I love you. 20 years. ❤️ @kobebryant," Vanessa captioned a snap of the couple sharing a kiss on their wedding day. 

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"I love you for now, forever and for always @kobebryant," she captioned a video of their sweetest moments. "I love her tremendously, but we're best friends too," Kobe said in one of the clips. 

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Vanessa disabled the comments on both of the posts, but her friends reportedly reached out to make the anniversary special. 

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Vanessa was gifted roses from Pau Gasol and his wife, Cat McDonnell, which she shared on her Instagram Story. "Happy anniversary to two incredible soulmates + 20 years of true love," McDonnell posted her own Instagram story, Today reported. "We love you, V + KB."

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Vanessa also appeared to receive flowers from floral designer Jeff Leatham

Vanessa and Kobe tied the knot in 2001 and had four daughters together: Natalia, Gianna, Bianka and Capri. Gianna tragically lost her life when she was only 13 in a helicopter crash with her father and seven others in January 2020. 

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Vanessa also confirmed that her husband's shoe line with Nike was coming to an end after the contract was not renewed. "Kobe's Nike contract expired on 4/13/21. Kobe and Nike have made some of the most beautiful basketball shoes of all time, worn and adored by fans and athletes in all sports across the globe," Vanessa stated on Monday, April 19. 

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"It seems fitting that more NBA players wear my husband's product than any other signature shoe," she continued. "My hope will always be to allow Kobe's fans to get and wear his products. I will continue to fight for that.

"Kobe's products sell out in seconds. That says everything," Vanessa added. "I was hoping to forge a lifelong partnership with Nike that reflects my husband's legacy. We will always do everything we can to honor Kobe and Gigi's legacies." 

A spokesperson for Nike told ESPN, "Kobe Bryant was an important part of Nike's deep connection to consumers. He pushed us and made everyone around him better. Though our contractual relationship has ended, he remains a deeply loved member of the Nike family."

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