ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST: Kobe Bryant’s Wife Files For Divorce
After 10 and a 1/2 years of marriage, Vanessa Bryant has filed for a divorce from Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. According to TMZ, Vanessa filed the divorce petition on Friday, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
In the filing, Vanessa is asking for joint custody of their 2 daughters, Natalia, 8, and Gianna, 5. She’s also requesting spousal support, which Kobe has agreed to pay in the response he filed on December 7.
“She’s been dealing with these incidents for a long time and has been a faithful wife, but she’s finally had enough,” says a source. “This one is the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
Kobe and Vanessa met in 1999 when his soon to be ex-wife was 18 years old and he was 21. They got engaged six months later and married on April, 18, 2001.
“The Bryants 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,” said a joint statement released by a rep for the couple.
The couple have NO prenup.