After New York Magazine quoted Vanessa Bryant saying, “I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can’t win championships," she revealed that her quote was taken out of context.
TMZ spoke to Vanessa, who said, "I'm sad to hear that comments in my New York Magazine interview are being misconstrued and taken out of context. I have and will continue to support my husband’s dreams."
Vanessa added, "I have been with Kobe for 13 years. I accepted his marriage proposal PRIOR to him winning any of his 5 championships with his teammates. For anyone to think otherwise is wrong. It is not about being married to a ‘winner’ it is about our sacrifice as a family. “
Vanessa's right, she did get engaged to Kobe before he won his first championship. The two were engaged in May 2000 and he won his first championship in June 2000.