Sofia Laine is a digital media personality and celebrity mother. She came into prominence for being the mother-in-law of the late basketball player Kobe Bryant. In addition to the context, Kobe passed away on 26 January 2020 in a helicopter crash along with his daughter, Gianna Bryant, and seven other passengers in Calabasas, California.
Furthermore, she came into the limelight when she officially filed the court documents suing her daughter Vanessa Bryant (Kobe’s wife) for financial support on 16 December 2020. Wanna know about the reason behind her lawsuit against her daughter? Then keep on scrolling and also read about her information like career and relationship.
Caption: Sofia Laine was spotted with her daughter’s family in a game match.
Sofia Laine: Bio, Family, & Career
She was born in the year 1950 which makes her age around 72 (as of May 2021). She was born into a middle-class family in the United States of America. But she has not provided information about her parents or siblings to the media. She has a nationality of American and belongs to unknown ethnicity.
Previously, she had worked as a shipping clerk and she later faced financial problems when Vanessa was 17-year-old. After Vanesa announced her engagement with Kobe a year later, her parents filed a bankruptcy. However, she was then supported by her daughter and son-in-law with whom she was relatively close.
Sofia Laine’s lawsuit with her daughter Vanessa Bryant:
The family had a difficult time on 26 January 2020 since the basketball player Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna “Gigi” died in a helicopter crash. In the same year in December, Sofia filed a lawsuit against her daughter Vanessa on the subject of paying $5 million. The lawsuit cited that she had been chased out of Bryant’s mansion after the demise of his son-in-law.
Moreover, the lawsuit also states that she worked as the family’s nanny and personal assistant demanding a house and a car. In response to that, Vanessa went to her social media page with a long status saying that her mother wanted to extort her financially. Further, she also told that she had the intention to support her mother for a long time.
Sofia Laine: Personal Life & Spouse
Vanessa’s mom had married twice and divorced twice as well. She had married their daughter’s biological father previously. But their relationship didn’t last long and divorced when Vanessa was a baby. After the divorce, he moved to Baja, Mexico.
After the divorce, she met Stephen Laine, a then-middle-level manager who was eight years younger than her. The duo fell for each other and then tied a knot in 1990. Upon her marriage to Laine, she adopted her husband’s surname from Urbieta. Also, her daughter Vanessa and Sophie adopted the surname. But this relationship of hers didn’t go well and divorced in 2002.
Caption: Sofia with late basketball player (son-in-law) and daughter Vanessa Bryant.
Sofia’s Earning & Net Worth:
After she took retirement from her work, she has been supported by her daughters, especially Vanessa and her late husband Kobe Bryant. According to her daughter Vanessa, Sofia was continuing to collect monthly alimony from her ex-husband since 2004. Therefore, she might have an estimated net worth of between $50 thousand to $100 thousand.
Sofia Laine: Social Media Profiles & Body Measurements
It seems that she is not available on different social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. She might have wanted to stay low away from the media.
She has a small body type that stands to a height of 5 feet 4 inches or 1.63 meters. No information on her body weight or body measurements of chest or waist respectively.