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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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646.

Oscar zamudio    

ooooh! no! you may be the best player in the nba but as a husband you suck! ...what a stupid idiot!!!!!!!!!!!

949 days ago
647.

gmoney    

KOBE does Work..he dont wanna hear Vanessa bitchin anymore- move on Kobe, Kim K is available to anybody thats famous and newsworthy- do it...and then pass that bread back to Reggie Bush cuz his team sucks and he's a ReCyLer just like ur SCIFO

949 days ago
648.

Donna Todd    

I am not surprised. Typical Black ball player screw up. He should of married a sister. He was too young in the first place. How stupid could Koby be not to protect his self. When the fame wears off they all leave, two kids and a pay check. Tigerwoods did the same thing. No prenup they get you every time. A sister would have stayed through the thick and the thin. At least for the kids.

949 days ago
649.

Roy    

We really don't know if he cheated. it's all rumors right now. So all the bitches posting on here talkin all that **** need to shut up

949 days ago
650.

LINNY    

Kobe is an arrogant man-ho.She'll be fine, she has NO prenup.The kids will be fine. I just wonder if the newly free Kim K is drooling over the new prospect.......Suprised it's lasted this long.

949 days ago
651.

shayne    

kim kardashian will be all up on his jock in no time

949 days ago
652.

star    

Its sad that Vanessa stood by him during his rape trial and all she has gotten is a husband who has cheated on her...When he was accused of rape that's when she should of left him. I don't care how much money hes worth ,that's embarrassing your husband accused of rape and the world knows you stood by a man who has cheated and cheated .. that's the THANK YOU you get for having two beautiful daughters for him and standing by him....So SAD....NO DOLLAR AMOUNT CAN HELP HER WITH THE EMBARRASSMENT AND HURT SHE HAS ENDEAR....

949 days ago
653.

Elizabeth    

Why do men who screw around want to then save their marriage? If you can't keep it in your pants for your wife, then just stay single and play the field. Plenty of hoes out there for you to play with. No harm, no foul (possibly diseases tho).

949 days ago
654.

ray    

I dont blame kobe I dont care how good she look etc i would get tired of the same ol same ol all the time i would want some new meat lol and most men feel the same way it is what it is........

948 days ago
655.

budda    

she gets half his money, child support and under california law if you are married for more than 10 years, spousal support for life. Now Thats some smart chick and a smart lawer!!!!!!THIS IS WHAT YOU DESERVES FOR A **** FOR BRAIN AND NOT BEING RESPOSIBLE!!!!she should take that **** for everything he is got.

948 days ago
656.

Kai    

Kobe Bryant is an Azz, he gets what he deserves. His family warned him years ago, but the dude was too stupid to listen. Serves him right, if she takes him too the cleaners. She is hispanic and she supports immigration, the last thing this freakin country needs is more Hispanics all up in our communities draining the few resources this govt. has!

948 days ago
657.

Thurston Howell III    

This lady ruined her nose with some awful plastic surgery. She should have left it alone.

948 days ago
658.

josh    

i dont blame him for lookn miserable at jay z concert. his music is selfish. kobes ready for change

948 days ago
659.

Thurston Howell III    

This lady has also left hereslf get fat since they got married. She's gaining tons of weight like all Hispanic women do. They peak oat 16 or 17 & then it's downhill from there.

948 days ago
660.

mavericks     

kobe who ????????????????????

948 days ago
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