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.

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  • No prenup, who does that? We all know how this is going to turn out, she’s going to take everything that she can, because she can and she’ll be labeled a golddiger even further, but is it her fault that he didn’t protect himself and get a prenup.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw this chick on Basketball Wives sometime soon.


  • Melissa

    I feel bad for the girls. But as long as they spend quality family time with each other I think the transition from a divorced family can be less damaging. Both of them should try to make themselves available and flexible to their girls. Kids sometimes feel it is their fault when parents divorce each other. I hope the parents leave their emotional backage to themsleves and make their girls a priority in their lives.

    • pink

      Melissa: As long as Kobe is playing ball he will be on the road 24/7 most of the time. I think the season runs runs 8 or 9 months out of the year. That’s one of the downsides of marrying a baller.

  • Black Mamba

    In 2003, Vanessa thought about all the money she could get from him so she stayed and coped with his bad behaviour. Now that his career is no longer blossoming she can bounce with the kids and her pay for staying so long with an unfaithful and disrespectful boy.

  • Patricia

    Hope she gets everything she can for herself and the kids. Kobe just got himself an expensive lesson about love, marriage and fidelity. Hope he takes it to heart.