It's a Daughter for Kobe & Vanessa Bryant
Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, welcomed their second child on Monday in Orange County, Calif., the Associated Press reports.
A daughter, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, was born at 2:03 a.m. (PST) Monday, weighing 6 lbs., 7 oz. She is 18 1/2 inches long.
“The arrival of our daughter early this morning is an incredible blessing for me and my family,” Bryant said in a statement. “We are all full of beautiful emotions after what has been such an incredible day.”
The Los Angeles Lakers star won Sunday’s playoff game against the Phoenix Suns with a last-second shot in overtime. Bryant then went to the hospital, where Vanessa gave birth early Monday morning, ESPN reports.
Bryant, 27, and Vanessa, who will turn 24 this week, also have a 3-year-old daughter, Natalia.
Last May, PEOPLE reported that Bryant shelled out $50,000 to surprise his wife with a recommitment ceremony in Laguna Beach, Calif. The pair dined privately in a beachfront tent decorated to resemble a favorite L.A. restaurant Dolce.
The baby news comes more than two years after Bryant, 27, was accused of sexual assault by a 19-year-old Colorado woman. The case was eventually withdrawn and Bryant, who claimed that the sex was consensual, settled a civil suit filed by the woman last March.