In 2023, Vanessa was awarded approx $29 million by Los Angeles County to settle the lawsuit over allegations that the police officials shared the helicopter crash photos of Kobe.
Vanessa and her family had a dog named Crucio, who passed away in February 2022.
In March 2021, she got the word “Mambacita” tattooed on her forearm as a tribute to Gianna.
In December 2020, Vanessa’s mother, Sofia Laine, filed a lawsuit against her claiming that she was a was long-time personal assistant to Vanessa and the late Kobe Bryant and was never paid for her services. In August 2021, it was revealed that Vanessa had settled the lawsuit with her mother.
In 2020, Vanessa filed a case against Los Angeles County after emergency personnel reportedly shared graphic images from the crash scene which took the life of Kobe and their daughter, Gianna. In August 2022, it was revealed that Vanessa was awarded $16 million in damages. It was later announced that she had decided to donate the money to the Mamba and Mambacita Sports Foundation.