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Kobe Bryant's Wife

Files For Divorce

He Cheated Too Much

12/16/2011 4:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant Divorce Documents
Kobe Bryant
's wife has filed for divorce ... TMZ has learned. 

Vanessa Bryant filed legal docs Friday afternoon, citing "irreconcilable differences."

Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... Vanessa -- who stuck by Kobe after he was charged with sexually assaulting a Colorado woman in 2003 -- decided to end the marriage because she believes Kobe has been unfaithful ... again.

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."

And our sources say ... Kobe "desperately" wants to win Vanessa back and will do "whatever it takes" to save their 10 1/2 year marriage.

According to the legal docs, Vanessa is asking for joint custody of their 2 daughters -- 8-year-old Natalia and 5-year-old Gianna -- but Vanessa is asking that Kobe get visitation rights, which means she wants the kids in her care most of the time.

We've learned the couple has NO PRENUP, so 29-year-old Vanessa is entitled to half of the empire Kobe built over the last decade.

She's also requesting spousal support ... which is typical in divorce cases.  Kobe, who filed his response to the divorce minutes after Vanessa filed her petition, says he will pay her spousal support.

According to the docs, Vanessa is being repped by disso-queen Laura Wasser and attorney Samantha Klein. Wasser reps oodles of celebs, including Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie, Maria Shriver and Kim Kardashian.

Kobe went to the Jay-Z concert Tuesday night in L.A. without Vanessa, and people who saw him there say he looked miserable.

Kobe Bryant SadVanessa signed the divorce petition on December 1.  Kobe signed his response on December 7.

Oh yeah, that $4 million ring Kobe gave Vanessa after the 2003 scandal .... It's all hers.  A gift is a gift.

The Bryants released a joint statement ... saying they have "resolved all issues" privately, with the assistance of counsel.

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136.

DrayB    

I'm willing to bet a weeks pay that Kobe has given her an STD or two. Maybe not a severe one, but something thats making her think about her future and the future of her daughters. That dude admitted to not using a condom went he went up in that young girls anus in Colorado. He did that with a wife at home. Kobe your just flat out nasty man. Whats done in the dark shall come to light, no matter how much money or power you have my friend.

956 days ago
137.

Kathleen    

She is as trashy as he is. She claims to be from Mission Viejo but she is La Habra street trash. That city to the locals is also called Guadalahabra. Who cares?

956 days ago
138.

Richard    

Ok, so you're a rich, talented athlete. Why, why get married? You can have all the 'tang you want, whenever you want. Why give some otherwise nothing set of tatas HALF your fortune that YOU earned, not to mention spousal support? As Dr Phil would say, "What were you thinking?"

956 days ago
139.

ChloeMarie    

Respect the PG.

956 days ago
140.

Ronald Jones    

chaching chaching Do you want that in American or Euros?

956 days ago
141.

JOHN KING    

WAS SHE A BASKETBALL GROUPIE THAT MADE IT TO THE BIG TIME? WHAT WOMAN WOULDLN'T WANT TO GET PREGNANT BY HIM? FOR THE BIG SCORE.

956 days ago
142.

JOHN KING    

NOW SHE CAN BUY HERSELF 4 MILLION DOLLAR EARRINGS AND A NICE 8 MILLION DOLLAR NECKLACE. COOL.

956 days ago
143.

mrsw    

It is about time she got smart. As for him. Misery should be his new hometown. She can live well on her settlement.

956 days ago
144.

Kevin and Chris    

She is a perfect 100 - a 10 with $90M!

956 days ago
145.

Scott    

Looks like the smug spoiled brat Kobe finally is getting what his butt deserves....lolol....and no pre-nup. Yeah this is a smart guy..lol. Kobe ya should have gone to college maybe you would have learned enough to get a pre-nup. Kobe some advice from a guy who got a divorce? Look at everything you have....and now figure you got only half and not the good half...and I bet she even got the bed...lolol.

956 days ago
146.

Nedsdag    

Meanwhile one ample butted celebutard is eagerly awaiting the ink drying on the divorce papers before she makes her move. After all, her brother-in-law and Kobe are good friends.

956 days ago
147.

DEVO    

She is not a gold digger she stuck with him for 10 years. She could of left Kobe back when he publicly embarrassed her by cheating on her, I must say, if he sexed a woman with no condom he has no respect for his wife or her security..The man lacks self control he's a CHEATER!

956 days ago
148.

MomOfThree    

She finally wised up? No, not really, since she's still going for as much money as she can get. Wives of celbs continue to prove just how greedy and stupid they are. If a man cheats he should be cast aside immediately because he won't stop.

956 days ago
149.

DEE    

Vanessa knew what Kobe was about since 2003, I guess spousal support wasn't enough so she stayed with him long enough to have two children and now she hit the JACKPOT, SPOUSAL AND CHILD SUPPORT don't under estimate or feel sorry for her she played him like a fine tune piano. Vanessa you could have waited for basketball season to end, you waited long enough to bring kids into it.

956 days ago
150.

suzanne    

OMG this is so shocking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Not what a ******* s***bag, rapist...money talks BULL**** WALKS

956 days ago
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