It seems as if there wasn’t a big enough diamound to save their marriage, and Kobe Bryant’swife has filed for divorce. Vanessa Bryant is citing irreconcilable differences, ending the couple’s 10 1/12 year marriage. According to TMZ, the marriage ended because Vanessa believes her husband was unfaithful. In 2003, Vanessa stood by her husband after Kobe was charged with sexually assaulting a Colorado woman. At the same time, Kobe gave Vanessa a $4 million engagement ring.
In the legal documents, Vanessa is requesting joint custody of their 2 daughters, 8-year-old Natalia and 5-year-old Gianna but is asking Kobe be granted visitation rights. The couple do not have a prenup.
It was reported that Vanessa Bryant had a long standing fued with rival Laker wife Khloe Kardashian.Last week, Lamar Odom was traded from the Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks. Despite the reported Vanessa-Khloe fued, Kobe was outspoken about the trade.
“You’re talking about the sixth man of the year last year,” Kobe said. ”I mean, he played lights out. I don’t understand the criticism of reality shows and this, that and the other. I don’t get it. I don’t understand it. He had his best season last season. It clearly wasn’t a distraction. He played his ass off.”