Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa are expecting 'another mambacita,' daughter No. 4

It was the best kind of New Year’s Day for Kobe Bryant and his family. The retired NBA star got to celebrate 2019 by announcing exciting personal news: he and his wife, Vanessa, are expecting their fourth child.

Bryant posted about the family’s incoming bundle of joy on Instagram on Tuesday, and revealed the baby’s gender as well — another girl!

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The newest mambacita will join older sisters Natalia, 15, Gianna, 12 and Bianka, 2. Back in April 2017, when Bianka was just a few months old, Bryant said in an interview that he and Vanessa might try for a fourth kid. He told Extra “I think Vanessa wants a boy more than I do.”

Vanessa seems far from disappointed to be welcoming another girl to their family, though. In her own Instagram post announcing her pregnancy (via People), she said that big sisters Natalia and Gianna are “super excited to welcome another little baby sister to love.”

Bryant and his wife married in 2001.

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant, winner of the award for best animated short for “Dear Basketball”, arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Vanessa and Kobe Bryant, winner of the award for best animated short for “Dear Basketball”, arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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