The wife of the late Lakers legend marked the anniversary of when they met by sharing their first photo together.
"24 years ago…. Day 1," she captioned the throwback on Nov. 27. "#1999 11/27/99."
Kobe previously reflected on meeting Vanessa on a video set in 1999, back when he was pursuing a music career before reaching basketball stardom.
"It was a two-day video shoot, and I was always looking for her. Like, I wanted to know where she was," the athlete recalled in his 2015 documentary Kobe Bryant's Muse. "I would finish a take and then go to my trailer, but I'd wonder where she is the entire time and then come out of the trailer and just want to talk to her some more in between takes and stuff like that. And she wrote her phone number down at the time when you had to still write phone numbers down, and I called her the very next day. We talked for hours."
Over the years, Kobe and Vanessa—who tied the knot in 2001—continued to celebrate the anniversary of their first meeting. In fact, they would often go to one of their early date spots, Disneyland, with their daughters Natalia, Gianna, Bianka and Capri.
"On this day 20 years ago I met my best friend, my Queen @vanessabryant," Kobe wrote on Instagram in November 2019. "I decided to take her on a date to Disneyland tonight to celebrate old school style (pre 4princesses) I love you my mamacita per sempre."
"My gorgeous Gigi and handsome boo-boo," she captioned a December 2020 tribute to Gianna and Kobe. "Mambacita and Black Mamba forever."
To see some of their family photos from over the years, keep reading.