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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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586.

Josh C.    

Good for her and him, They should get what "they" have worked for...As opposed to the old rule of half, he should get what he has worked for, and she get what she has worked for no free rides.

They have two nannies so it's not like one of them was staying home to take care of the kids while the other one was working...Half is the 1950's way, the door swings both ways let's get with the times and when the divorce happens they should part ways with what he/she has worked so hard for, I'm sick of this "i'm entitled" crap. This is why america is in a decline.

986 days ago
587.

YAY!    

Kobe needs to learn how to be a real man. Real men put their families first!

986 days ago
588.

CATDADDY TONY    

LOL THAT'S WHAT HE GET HE SHOULD HAVE MARRIED A BLACK WOMAN BUT THAT'S HOW THEY DO GET RICH AND HOOK UP WITH SOMEONE OUTSIDE THERE RACE AND DON'T MAKE THEM SIGN NO PRE NUP. DO THEY OR DID THEY LEARN ANYTHING FROM O.J SIMPSON?

986 days ago
589.

senex    

MitchelYap82787 will give you a virus and steal your money.He is under investigation by the feds.

986 days ago
590.

Rider    

I hope she gets everything that fool has, HAHAHAHAHA

986 days ago
591.

Al Manfree    

And stay tuned for the sure-to-follow reality show..."Vanessa Gets Even, More stories from the Gold Digging Wives of the NBA".

Who gives a crap?!?!?!?

986 days ago
592.

Gary    

HELL NO KOBE AIN'T WORTH A **** AS HE THINKS HE'S A LADIES MAN, HE'S FREAKIN WORTHLESS PIECE OF CRAP, YEAH HE'S A CHEATER ON & OFF THE COURT, THEN TOLD MY GIRL SWEET VANESSA THAT HE HAD A BUSNIESS MEETING BUT WHAT HE'S DOING WAS BANGING BANG BANGING BANG THOSE SHE MALES AS THEY ARE HIS FAVORITE PIECE OF AZZ !!!!!! HEY KOBE NEXT TIME YOU LEVE YOUR LOCKER ROOM DON'T FORGET PUT YOUR PANTY HOSE ON OK !!!! THOSE SHEMALES WILL GET TURN ON EVEN MORE THEN GIVE KOBE WHAT EVER HE WANTS AS LONG HE'S BANG & BANGING !!!! HONESTLY I DO FEEL SORRY FOR VANESSA & HER KIDS THOUGH,

986 days ago
593.

Jake 1    

The washed hog returns to his wallow.

986 days ago
594.

Lahela    

Trevis Meho, I don't think you ever have to worry about these ladies looking in your direction, lol. But thanks for the warning.
VAnessa didn't have kids until two years in their marraige. Not a gold digging move. 10 years in the marriage will get you a settlement even if you're in the military.
Here's a tip, if you want to sleep with others, make sure your SO is down with open relationship (they're not) or stay single.

986 days ago
595.

Anntrina     

Well Vanessa it's about time you wake up. Kobe is so darn ugly and you can do so much better. If it was not for his money trust me he would not be sleeping with all those girls. He should play ball with the the basketball and leave his balls in his pants. Why marry if you want to sleep around. He is going to pay lots of money. Kobe you have girls what kind of father are you to keep doing the same old thing, did you not learn anything from 2003? You one day going to be broke and all alone if you keep doing foolish things. Most of all your thing is going to fall off if you don't put that thing up. You got money, but you are nasty.........

986 days ago
596.

Liliy    

Men will always cheat...There is no ways about it if men in number is 1000 985 are cheats.... forgive him for the sake of ur kids and move on with the Marriage.

986 days ago
597.

Tyrone    

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

Obviously the relationship means nothing to him, or he'd not raped and cheated on Vanessa in the first place. He wants her back because he does not want to lose half of everything he now owns. He's a s***bag, plain and simple.

986 days ago
598.

666carbon    

there is no prenup between the two, so Vanessa is entitled to half of Kobe’s multi-million dollar empire

986 days ago
599.

eddie    

This man at the summer games you thought this man was a hero. but in my mind I'll always remember him as a rapist.

986 days ago
600.

Ray    

I was hoping big time there would be no NBA season.
I was pissed when they announced when they said there
would be one.

986 days ago
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