Posts Tagged ‘Kobe

Wednesday February 15, 2012 16:45

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant: Getting Back Together?!

Kobe Bryant and wife Vanessa Bryant just split, but are already working on a reconciliation, according to reports… and photos of them kissing (on TMZ).

Vanessa showed up for the Lakers’ win over the Atlanta Hawks last night, and the couple shared a kiss in the tunnel on the way into the locker room.

Love was apparently in the air for the ex-spouses on Valentine’s Day!

Kobe Bryant, Family

Vanessa filed for divorce in December, and they already sealed a property settlement deal in which she got all three of their homes and $ 75 million.

The pair married over a decade ago and have two little girls (above).

However, Kobe has been trying to win her back ever since the split, and the divorce is not final, so there’s more than a glimmer of hope for the pair.

While Kobe and Vanessa Bryant submitted all the necessary papers to divorce, it doesn’t become finalized until mid-June – six months under California law.

There’s plenty of time to withdraw the papers, and it looks like things are trending that way, though Kobe and Vanessa are NOT living together … yet.

Sunday December 25, 2011 08:36

Kobe Bryant: Desperate to Reconcile With Vanessa?

Kobe Bryant: Desperate to Reconcile With Vanessa?
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L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant is desperate to reconcile with estranged wife Vanessa Bryant, sources say. Whether she gives him the time of day or not is another story.

Vanessa filed for divorce from Kobe last weekend, but people close to the family say his two daughters, ages 8 and 5, are playing a major role in his bid to reconcile.

Kobe is said to be “deeply depressed” over the situation and is very concerned about how his little girls will handle growing up in two separate households.

The Nipples of Vanessa Bryant

Sounds nice and all, but Vanessa Bryant decided to pull the plug on the union after catching the NBA star in an extramarital affair, and it wasn’t the first time.

Some have accused Vanessa of being a gold-digger, but they were married for 10 years – before Kobe was obscenely rich – and she stood by him in 2003.

That was when he was accused of raping a girl he cheated with. They toughed it out through that, but his current affair was apparently the last straw.

Bryant’s family was unaware of Kobe’s efforts but they hope he and Vanessa can find a way to get along in the future if only for the sake of the kids.

Vanessa Bryant to Receive at Least Million in Divorce From Kobe
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Vanessa Bryant is positioned to make out like a bandit in her divorce from Kobe Bryant, in large part due to the couple’s apparent lack of a prenuptial agreement.

Coupled with 10 years of marriage, her settlement should be upwards of $ 75 million – half the L.A. Lakers guard’s fortune – along with support for their daughters.

Vanessa Bryant’s mom told the Los Angeles Times that the couple did not sign a prenuptial agreement when they wed – entitling Vanessa to half of their assets.

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant

Estimates put Kobe Bryant’s net worth at $ 150 million. The NBA’s highest-paid player, he earned $ 24.8 million last season, part of an extension worth $ 83.5 million.

Forbes magazine estimates that with endorsement deals, Kobe last year earned $ 53 million before taxes and agent fees. So basically, Vanessa is sitting pretty.

The fact the marriage lasted 10 years also gives Vanessa big advantages under California law, as she is allowed to maintain her standard of living after the split.

In the petition filed Friday, Vanessa cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce. The couple says the terms have already been settled privately.

The NBA star was caught cheating with multiple women by his wife, according to sources, with good old-fashioned gossip among basketball spouses to blame.

His latest mistress is rumored to be Jessica Burciaga, but that has not been confirmed.

The lesson in all of this? Get a prenup and/or don’t cheat on your wife all the time.

[Photo: WENN.com]