Kobe's Ex Now a Very Rich Woman
Vanessa Bryant scores all three mansions
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2012 9:06 AM CST
Vanessa Bryant, wife of Kobe Bryant, walks with their daughters Natalia Diamante, 5, left, and Gianna Maria-Onore, 3, after Bryant, top, received the NBA's Most Valuable Player trophy May 7, 2008.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
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(Newser) – Today's lesson in why prenups are a good idea for sports stars: Kobe Bryant's soon-to-be-ex-wife Vanessa scored $75 million in their divorce property settlement, TMZ reports. That's half of the couple's total estimated assets of $150 million. Vanessa gets all three of their Newport Beach-area mansions, which include the estate they lived in, a new one that was just completed after two years of construction, and the sprawling home Vanessa's mom lives in. (Click for 11 celebrity couples who skipped the prenup.)