Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa Bryant has filed for divorce. Shocker.
She filed for divorce on December 1, 2011, citing the usual “Irreconcilable differences.” Kobe signed his response on December 7.
The couple confirmed the split to The Insider saying, "We ask that in the interest of our young children and in light of the upcoming holiday season, the public respect our privacy during this most difficult time."
According to TMZ, Vanessa was tired of his cheating and decided she had had enough.
As one source puts it, "She's been dealing with these incidents for a long time and has been a faithful wife, but she's finally had enough," adding, "This one is the straw that broke the camel's back."
Apparently Kobe is desperate to make it work and will do whatever it takes to save his 10.5 year marriage, but she’s totally dunzo.
And here’s the kicker: there’s NO PRENUP! Vanessa is entitled to half his fortune, which is reported to be around $140 million and has hired disso-queen Laura Wasser to make sure she gets her fair share of his fortune. Wasser has previously repped Britney Spears, Angelina Joile, Maria Shriver and Kim Kardashian.
Vanessa stuck by his side during his sexual assault case back in 2003 and got a phat $4 million dollar ring out of it.