NBA star Kobe Bryant is hoping his wife Vanessa will overlook that little old infedlity thing – for the sake of the kids. Vanessa, who was tipped off by fellow basketball wives since Kobe had been bragging about all his extra mairital conquests to their husbands, filed for divorce recently. Because there is no prenup, she will get half of Kobe’s empire.
Although the couple realeased a statement that stated they had “resolved all issues incident to their divorce privately,” reports are surfacing that Kobe desperately wants to reconcile for the sake of his two daughters with Vanessa.
The end of the ten-year marriage for the couple has been a marriage plagued with scandal and rumors of his infidelity. Vanessa cited “irreconcilable differences” in the divorce paperwork and Kobe is ”deeply depressed” and worried how his daughters will handle growing up in two separate households.
Bryant’s family was not aware of Kobe’s philadnerings, but they hope Vanessa can give the relationship another try.
In an interesting twist – it’s important to note that Kobe had been accused of cheating on numberous occasions, but Vanessa decided to pull the plud on her marriage at the ten year mark. Why is this significant? In California, at the ten-year mark, the marriage is considered “long term” and thus Vanessa will get paid for life or until she remarries. A coincidence? Or did she hold out for the big pay out?