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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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806 COMMENTS

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46.

Phreaky    

She's a VERY bitter woman, and his support of Lamar and Khloe a couple days ago surely set her off even more. This woman was born with a stuck up her rear.

949 days ago
47.

Phil Bittle    

GET YOUR CHECK BOOK OUT, KOBE ... AND DIG REAL DEEP!

949 days ago
48.

Phreaky    

That's ok Vanessa, there is a line of woman that would die to be with him. Ta-ta!

949 days ago
49.

Kevin    

The biggest mistakeS he has made are 1) getting caught 2) having no prenup, what a dumbass.

949 days ago
50.

Carol222    

Ha! All of these cheating pieces of crap, giving out big carat diamond rings thinking that will soothe all the bad they've done. And with some of these stupid women, like VANESSA BRYANT, it works for a while. But, if a woman ever wakes up and claims a teensy bit of self respect, she'll put that rock in a drawer and leave her louse of a man. It's about damn time, Vanessa, you should have left his lying, cheating butt back when he raped that young woman!!

949 days ago
51.

Dino M.    

Who really cares...like no one saw this comimg

949 days ago
52.

lords    

lmao and these are your "heros" what a joke all celbs are worthless ppl. their no better then the bum on the street. zero class......

949 days ago
53.

Poor, poor Mindy ...    

He must have been MONKEYING around behind her back. He can RUN. He can DUNK. But most likely he can't spell either. Who gets the Escalade with the 22" rims, dark tinted glass and curb finders?

949 days ago
54.

Gustav LaFong    

He savaged that little white lass from Colorado and now he'll get reamed in return.

949 days ago
55.

KDJ    

No prenup what do you pay all your lawyers for ???
Haaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaaaaaa Haaaaaaa

949 days ago
56.

Who Knew    

Beware Kobe that Kardashian skank will be after you, your black momba and of course your fame and $$$$$$.

949 days ago
57.

Kansirbo    

Kobe is and was a fool!!!!

949 days ago
58.

jason    

kobe - u go boi, free at last, free at last, from that greedy midget (that evidently cannot prduce a male child)... happy humpdays ahead (use ur own condoms boi, i dont now which are more treacherous, all the std's u gunna get or the ho's tryna trap u! cheers!

949 days ago
59.

mark sheehy    

RAPIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

949 days ago
60.

M    

Hey Kobe this is the fu*k'in you get for the fu*k'in you got.

949 days ago
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