Vanessa Bryant has had the hard task of raising three girls alone in the wake of losing her husband, Kobe Bryant, and their daughter Gianna Marie-Onore Bryant. In the two years since their passing, she has had to navigate a number of unspeakable things, from first responders spreading photos of her husband and daughter to internal issues with her mother and unauthorized sales of sneakers sold in Gigi’s honor. The latest scandal to rock the Bryant family is terrifying for sure and is centered around the eldest daughter Natalia Diamante Bryant.
Natalia is a 19-year-old college student, model, and influencer. The USC student is facing some unthinkable circumstances for her beauty and visibility; a man looking to have a “Kobe-like” child with her. The man’s name is Dwayne Kemp, and he is 32 years old. Kemp has a long rap sheet and has been doing everything in his power to find Natalia. Court documents show that Kemp has actually been trying to make contact with Natalia since she was 17 years old. The man has been seen walking around her campus looking for her and has been heavily armed. Kemp was photographed on her campus and reportedly has been roaming the halls and even stopped by her sorority house at the University of Southern California.
Natalia has shared direct messages from Kemp on social media saying, “Thankful For Him Birthing You, Hopefully, We Can Birth Him… ‘Kobe.'” Natalia has gotten the Los Angeles Police Department involved and is demanding they put a restraining order on Kemp that requires he stay 200 feet from her, her job, her school, and her home. They seem to be on board and trying to move the process along quickly to bring Natalia some relief.
The beauty is a signed model with IMG Models Worldwide and boasts over 2.8 million followers on Instagram. Her last post was of her at a Harry Styles concert, and her page mostly consists of pictures of her modeling or having fun. She attended fashion week earlier this year with her mother, Vanessa Bryant. Vanessa is currently in a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and County Fire Department seeking damages for photos they shared internally from Kobe Bryant and Gigi’s crash site. She is said to be getting $16 million for the whole ordeal.
Last year she also was gearing up to sue Nike after an unauthorized sneaker made in Gigi’s honor hit the net. Vanessa took to social media to call out the company for not getting her approval on the shoe or even sending her a sample of it. She has also been in court fighting with her mother who claims Vanessa had her working for years with no pay as a nanny. Vanessa argues that her mother has always been taken care of and was just trying to capitalize off Kobe’s passing.
Now the family has one more thing to worry about with Kemp. Meanwhile he’s been on Twitter defending himself against people who have found his social media. He responded to one person asking him to confirm if the story is true, saying, “Nah. On My Way To My Lawyer Office Now To Drop a Deposit.” Despite Kemp denying the entire situation, these are some serious accusations.
Vanessa Bryant has not responded to the news. Most recently she was spotted at the Baby 2 Baby Gala alongside her close friends Ciara and Kim Kardashian.