Kobe Bryant's Wife Files for Divorce

No pre-nup, so Vanessa gets half of his $150M

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 17, 2011 5:15 AM CST

(Newser) – Apparently fed up with Kobe Bryant's infidelities, his wife of 10-plus years filed for divorce yesterday, reports TMZ. The legal documents say "irreconcilable differences," but sources say Vanessa found out Kobe had been unfaithful one too many times. "She's been dealing with these incidents for a long time and has been a faithful wife, but she's finally had enough," said a source. "This one is the straw that broke the camel's back."

The couple reportedly does not have a pre-nup, so under California law Vanessa is eligible for half of Kobe's $150 million. She is asking for joint custody of the couple's two children and spousal support. Kobe is desperate to get his family back together, according to sources, and already has come to an agreement for spousal support.

Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, back in June 2003, holding hands during a news conference at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, back in June 2003, holding hands during a news conference at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Jerome T. Nakagawa, File)
Kobe Bryant kisses wife Vanessa at his hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theater on February 19, 2011 in Hollywood.
Kobe Bryant kisses wife Vanessa at his hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theater on February 19, 2011 in Hollywood.   (Getty Images)
Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Laine Bryant arrive at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday July 15, 2009, in Los Angeles.
Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Laine Bryant arrive at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday July 15, 2009, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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