Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant met in November 1999, when she was just 17. She was working as a backup dancer, and he was working on a never-released album at the same studio. They got engaged 6 months later, in May 2000. They got married on April 18, 2001, though most of Kobe's parents, close friends and teammates did not attend. The Bryants have two daughters together. They remained married after sexual assault allegations were brought upon the NBA star by a 19-year-old hotel employee in 2003. Kobe then publicly admitted to the affair, denying the "encounter" was not consensual.