After sticking by his side for nearly a decade after he was charged with sexually assaulting a Colorado woman in 2003, Vanessa Bryant, wife of LA Lakers star player Kobe Bryant, has finally packed her bags and walked out of the door. According to TMZ, Vanessa decided to end the marriage because she believes Kobe has been unfaithful yet again. A source close to the couple says:
“She’s been dealing with these incidents for a long time and has been a faithful wife, but she’s finally had enough. This one is the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
Vanessa, represented by celebrity legal eagle Laura Wasser, signed the divorce petition on December 1 asking for joint custody of their 2 daughters, 8-year-old Natalia and 5-year-old Giana, visitation rights for Kobe and spousal support. Word is that the couple, who have been married for 10 ½ years had no prenup so Kobe’s basketball fortune will also be up for grabs.
Honestly I have to say I’m shocked by the news. When Vanessa Bryant stuck with Kobe during his 2003 charge and even during the years following I was sure that despite what we all thought, they were built to last. Just goes to show once again that all that glitters ain’t gold.