Kobe Bryant’s Wife Vanessa Says He Cheated Too Much, Files For Divorce
Rucuss staffDecember 17, 2011
Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa has had enough.
Vanessa Bryant has filed for divorce from Kobe citing “irreconcilable differences” in Orange County Superior Court. Vanessa decided to end the marriage because she believes Kobe was unfaithful again, TMZ reports. A source told TMZ, “She’s been dealing with these incidents for a long time and has been a faithful wife, but she’s finally had enough,” adding, “This one is the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
But Kobe is not giving up on the marriage. Another source told TMZ, he “desperately” wants to win Vanessa back and will do “whatever it takes” to save their 10 1/2 year marriage.
According to the legal docs, Vanessa is asking for joint custody of their 2 daughters — 8-year-old Natalia and 5-year-old Giana — but Vanessa is asking that Kobe get visitation rights, which means she wants the kids in her care most of the time.
We’ve learned the couple has NO PRENUP, so 29-year-old Vanessa is entitled to half of the empire Kobe built over the last decade.
She’s also requesting spousal support … which is typical in divorce cases. Kobe, who filed his response to the divorce minutes after Vanessa filed her petition, says he will pay her spousal support.
According to the docs, Vanessa is being repped by disso-queen Laura Wasser and attorney Samantha Klein. Wasser reps oodles of celebs, including Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie, Maria Shriver and Kim Kardashian.
Kobe went to the Jay-Z concert Tuesday night in L.A. without Vanessa, and people who saw him there say he looked miserable.
Vanessa signed the divorce petition on December 1. Kobe signed his response on December 7.
Oh yeah, that $4 million ring Kobe gave Vanessa after the 2003 scandal …. It’s all hers. A gift is a gift.
The divorce would end a 10-year marriage. Vanessa stood by Kobe’s side during the media backlash that followed an accusation that he sexually assaulted a worker at a Colorado hotel.
The couple released the following statement through a publicist: “The Bryants have resolved all issues incident to their divorce privately with the assistance of counsel and a Judgment dissolving their marital status will be entered in 2012. We ask that in the interest of our young children and in light of the upcoming holiday season the public respect our privacy during this most difficult time.”
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