Kobe Bryant’s Wife Vanessa Files for Divorce

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa has filed for divorce after 10 years of marriage. Court documents cite irreconcilable differences between the couple. Online reports say the couple, who met when Kobe Bryant was 21 and his future wife was 18, had no pre-nuptial agreement, so  half of the money Bryant made over his years with the Lakers will go to his wife.

The Bryants have been married since 2001 and have two daughters together: Natalia, 8, and Gianna, 5. According to the legal documents, Vanessa Bryant asked for joint legal and physical custody of the girls when she filed for divorce on Dec. 1, and her husband did the same in response.

“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,” read a statement released by a representative for the couple.

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