Vanessa Bryant, the wife of NBA star Kobe Bryant reportedly filed for divorce in Orange County Superior Court from the Los Angeles Lakers star, citing irreconcilable differences after a decade of marriage. Vanessa Bryant signed the papers on December 1, 2011, Kobe Bryant signed his response on December 7, 2011 and she filed Friday, according to the documents. The Bryants said they have "resolved all the issues" related to their divorce in private and that final court papers will be filed next year. Some sources claimed that Vanessa Bryant decided to end the marriage because of Los Angeles Lakers guard’s multiple cheats. Currently, the couple of 10 years is seeking joint custody of their daughters, Natalia Diamante Bryant, 8, and Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, 5 because they have no prenuptial agreement.
Kobe Bryant met his wife in 1999 on a music video shoot when Vanessa Laine was 18 years old while she was working as a background dancer on the Tha Eastsidaz music video "G'd Up". Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Laine began dating soon, became engaged just six months later in May 2000 and married on April 18, 2001. Vanessa Bryant was spotted appearing at a news conference with her husband when Kobe Bryant was charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman who worked at the exclusive Lodge & Spa at Cordillera near Vail, Colo., in 2003. At that time, she held his hand and kept calm as the NBA star admitted he was guilty of adultery but nothing else. A year later, prosecutors dropped the criminal charge against Kobe Bryant because the woman did not want to continue the trial. However, last year, Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant settled lawsuit with a former maid who accused the NBA star’s wife of harassment. The Bryants countersued Maria Jimenez for violating a confidentiality agreement by talking to reporters about the family.
NBA star Kobe Bryant and his wife of 10 years Vanessa Bryant signed the papers, finally ending their marriage with irreconcilable differences
The Bryants resolved all the issues related to their divorce in private and that final court papers will be filed in 2012
The couple has two children including 8-year-old Natalia Diamante Bryant and 5-year-old Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant
29-year-old Vanessa Bryant caught the five-time NBA champion and Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, 33, with "multiple women" over the years
The NBA great famously cheated in 2003 when he was accused of sexually assaulting a Colorado woman
Vanessa Bryant stood by her husband as he admitted to having sex with 19-year-old Katelyn Faber but denied assault
Vanessa Bryant would be due half of Kobe Bryant's net worth during their marriage and joint custody of their daughters
Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant smiles with his wife Vanessa Bryant and his two kids Natalia and Gianna in Game Five of the 2009 NBA Finals
Vanessa Bryant: Kobe Bryant’s Wife Reveals NBA Star's Cheating Led to Their Divorce
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