When Vanessa Bryant found out Kobe cheated in 2003, the 8 carat, 4 million dollar diamond ring had her forgiving him; but here we are eight years later and Vanessa has filed for divorce, prompted by Kobe’s infidelity.
“The Bryant’s 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,” a representative said in a statement.
Kobe and Vanessa met while he was shooting a video for his hip-hop album, which was never released. Vanessa was a 17-year-old backup dancer who was still in high school. When Kobe and Vanessa married in 2001, his parents and sister who disapproved of the relationship were not in attendance (so I know they’re glad).
The couple’s been married 10 years with no prenuptial agreement in place and because California is a community property state, Vanessa is likely entitled to half of Kobe’s earnings during their 10-year marriage. The LA Lakers star is expected to make $25,244,493 this year, according to ESPN.
Vanessa is seeking spousal support and custody of the couple’s two daughters, 8-year-old Natalia and 5-year-old Giana.