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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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676.

Zeus     

And how much cheating was Vanessa doing while Kobe was on the road? My guess is her Va jj wasn't lonely while he was out earning the money she gets half of simply for being a gold digger. Enjoy Vanessa, you certainly didn't earn a damn dime! What's really insane is her mother gets a big house too? WTF, does Kobe have to provide for her whole damn family too? It's pretty Effed up how the legal system screws men and lets sluts like this ruin a dude's life while they live on in riches. Why? Just because they pop out a couple of rug rats? It's Kobe's fault in the end because the dumb SOB should have set this thing up right before he married the bitch.

980 days ago
677.

lolade    

you go girl get that dummy money,he is sooooooo damn stupid and he is gettin what he need,he a cheater so this is what he get leave nothing to the bubble heads he cheating with... have you heard what gose around come around,so hold your head up and spend that dude money up.lol

977 days ago
678.

anonymous    

Kobe Bryant appears to be a miserable man who has received red carpet treatment because he is a well known athlete. He has been put on a pedestal and is use to getting what he wants when he wants it. I doubt he has heard the word "no" often in his life which would explain the entitled air he exhibits. His wife knew what she was getting and like most wives of athletes she looked the other way because she liked the lifestyle and the materials things. She will have a huge payday when the divorce is finalized. No sympathy for her or him. They were meant for one another.

975 days ago
679.

vmorris    

will kobe your parents tried to warn you about that girl from the barrors of HB her mom taught her good it sounds like she been in the business for a while.....

974 days ago
680.

Truth    

Men that are successful as him should be entitled to flings outside of marriage. It is ridiculous to expect monogamy from an alpha male.

968 days ago
681.

jay    

take it easy kobe alot more out der need love to so let it go bro

968 days ago
682.

Ani    

Im sorry she's ugly. Looks like a Gold Digger to me... She waited 10 years so she can enjoy the 100 million without people calling her too many names.

949 days ago
683.

Jack    

Vanessa go and get a new daddy for your children because Kobe obviously can't be faithful to one women. Men who have multiple affairs is incapable of a monogamous relationship. Only when he loses you and family will he appreciate what he has lost. If you stay with him, your not giving him incentive to change. If you decide later you want to make a go of it, make him wait as long as possible and don't make it easy on him. If he really loves you and family he'll wait as long as it takes to get you back. But my advice would be to move on and get someone who really loves you and can commit. With a cheater, you'll always be looking over your shoulder and wondering if he's being faithful. Then he could be holding on because he doesn't want to lose half his fortune. Be careful,how you proceed! Men are dogs.

948 days ago
684.

TERRELL    

TMZ IS SO STUPID I HATE tha show all they do is lied everybody on tmz is dom

851 days ago
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