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Kobe Bryant & Wife Vanessa Are Expecting Their Fourth Child

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Jan. 2 2019, Updated 4:48 p.m. ET

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Kobe Bryant probably thought he'd have a lot of down time once he retired from playing basketball in 2016. But retirement has been anything but slow. The athlete and his wife Vanessa have had their hands full raising their three daughters, but 2019 is about to get a lot busier. The couple celebrated the new year by announcing they're expecting their fourth daughter! Keep reading for more details.

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Vanessa and Kobe have had their fair share of ups and downs as a couple, such as cheating scandals, Kobe's injuries during his career, and raising their three kids.

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The two have stood by one another through it all, and even welcomed their third child just months after Kobe's retirement from the NBA.

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Now, they're starting 2019 off with a bang by revealing they're pregnant with baby number 4 on Instagram. The couple is already parents to Natalia Diamonte Bryant, 15, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, 12, and Bianka Bella Bryant, 2.

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In the announcement the former Laker star wrote, "Vanessa and I are beyond excited to announce that we are expecting another #mambacita to go along with Natalia, Gianna and Bianka #blessed#bryantbunch #daddysprincesses #love #2019."

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Recently, Kobe told Jimmy Kimmel he has spent a lot of his free time coaching Gianna's basketball team.

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Back in 2017, the 5-time-champion told Extra he was more than happy being a dad to girls. "I hear boys are just walking tornadoes. We’ll see. I think Vanessa wants a boy more than I do.”

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What do you think about Vanessa and Kobe welcoming another child? Let us know in the comments.

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