Kobe Bryant and Wife Expecting Their Fourth Child

Vanessa Laine Bryant and Kobe Bryant
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Vanessa Laine Bryant and Kobe Bryant wearing custom David August.

The former Los Angeles Laker revealed the news on social media.

Another baby mamba is on the way. 

Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant, 40, took to his Instagram on Tuesday to reveal he and his wife Vanessa Bryant, 36, are expecting their fourth child.

Bryant posted a gold circle image that read: "NEW YEAR, NEW BABY! BABY MAMBA ON THE WAY 2019." 

"Vanessa and I are beyond excited to announce that we are expecting another #mambacita to go along with Natalia, Gianna and Bianka," wrote Bryant, revealing the sex of the child. 

After dating for six months and becoming engaged, the couple married in April 2001.

Bryant had a 20-year career with the Lakers, officially hanging up his jersey in 2016.

Since retiring, the former basketball star has made his foray into film with the 2017 animated short Dear Basketball, which won the Oscar for best animated short at the 90th Academy Awards. The Oscar nomination and win drew backlash when sexual assault allegations against Bryant from 2003 resurfaced. 

Most recently, Bryant can be seen on the ESPN show Detail

Read Bryant's announcement below.