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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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151.

Timmy Boy    

They married in 2001 and devorce 2011. after 10 years she will get vagina money for life!!!!!
Coincidence she files in 2011? I dont think so.

854 days ago
152.

JoannaCaroll    

Smart girl....waited for that magic number, 10 years!

854 days ago
153.

The Truth    

I guess he really is trying to be like Mike.

854 days ago
154.

DJ    

Looks like the Player has just been Played

854 days ago
155.

Janet    

You know what the say, once a cheater always a cheater.

854 days ago
156.

gposner    

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

854 days ago
157.

Truth_Rising    

All those BLACK mother f***ers have demonstrated that they are suffering from an inferiority complex! I abhor the very presence of everyone of them. They, in reality, do NOT marry African-American ladies. If/When they do, it is something of highly leprous consistency or just a PURE MILKY consistency...anything but Black. That a man can hate his very race so much that he becomes a traitor unto himself,an insult to his own mother and all the female relatives akin to him and with donkey-mule intelligence, he turns around and spits in the face of the African ancestry is unfathomable. They are, indeed, the laughing stock of the White race and those highly yellow characters they hold unto as trophies. From Michael Jackson to this ASS, they are all a damningly naseauting abhomination unto commonsense, logic and reason. I hope that woman set his assinine balls on fire and then hang him upside down. Now to hell with anyone who who may disliek my blunt comments.

854 days ago
158.

Scotty    

Can't take cheating, but rape was forgivable! Selfish woman!

854 days ago
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blue lou boyle    

after ten years of co-conspiring to cover for this thug and raking in millions in endorsements by portraying the bryants as just one big happy family, i hope every single company sues them for fraud and violation of morality clauses...both of them are the biggest phonies to come out of LA since King Kong

854 days ago
160.

Mitchell    

The reason she waited for 10 1/2 years is because after 10 years she's entitled to half!

854 days ago
161.

mrs.boss    

this is so true that this dummy didn't get a prenup.I remember his mom and dad had moved back home when he made the decision to marry her with out one and they didn't like her at all.also the fact that he was engaged to a short cute black girl at the time he married vanessa was just sooo wrong .she was on E entertainment showing her ring and the pic's of her and him and said that she found out when her cousin was watching the entainment news and they had reported it.She was so upset.I hope Vanessa get all she can get from him.He made the choice to go against his mom and dad and not get that prenup.lmbo Karama is a B#$#@

854 days ago
162.

Don_Heights    

No pre nup ? damn you dumber than i though. I guess you will be dribbling that ball for many many years.

854 days ago
163.

Don_Heights    

No Pre nup you fool? She will be doing raping now.LOL

854 days ago
164.

Jake    

Ever notice that 99% of black pro atheletes marry white or mostly white women?

854 days ago
165.

cliff    

John #4, you just reading these comments just to correct everyone's spelling?

854 days ago
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