UPDATE: Vanessa Bryant and Kobe Bryant named their third daughter Bianka Bella Bryant, TMZ is reporting. She was born at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach.
There's an exciting new addition in the Bryant household!
E! News can confirm Kobe's wife of 15 years, Vanessa, has given birth to their third child together—another beautiful baby girl!
The baby makes five in the family as the former basketball stud and Vanessa are already parents to two daughters, Natalia Diamante Bryant, 13, and Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, 10.
The mama-of-three first announced the pregnancy news on Instagram in July. "Beyond blessed and excited to share that we are expecting our third baby girl!!! #blessed #babymamba #thankful," the 34-year-old wrote alongside a photo of a pair of black and red sneakers, a sparkly red bow and a onesie emblazoned with the words "Baby Mamba."
Vanessa has since made her account private, but Kobe shared the same picture and caption on his own account.
The baby news came at the right time for the family as just a few months earlier, the former NBA star played in his final game with the Los Angeles Lakers.
In mid-April, Kobe hit the basketball court at Staples Center for the last time, having announced his retirement last November. He played for the L.A. Lakers for 20 seasons and is ranked third on the NBA's all-time points leaders list.
Following his final game, he tweeted a heartfelt message to his fans, writing, "Last night was the final chapter to an incredible story. I walk away at peace knowing my love for the game & this city will never be broken."
Cheers to new chapters, Kobe, and congratulations to the family of five!
(This story was originally published on Dec. 8, 2016, at 12:00 pm).