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Kobe Bryant and Vanessa

Attend School Function Together

The Day Divorce News Breaks

12/17/2011 9:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant attend a recital
Kobe Bryant and his soon-to-be ex-wife Vanessa attended a Christmas recital for their kids just hours before TMZ broke the news the couple was getting a divorce.

Kobe and Vanessa (above, smiling) were spotted together Friday morning at their daughter's school for a musical both of their children appeared in.

Our spy says Kobe and Vanessa next to each other during the show and left together in the same car, but their moods were totally opposite -- Vanessa was chatting with friends and having a good time, while Kobe spoke to no one and appeared "somber."

As TMZ first reported, Vanessa filed for divorce on Friday, citing "irreconcilable differences."

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1.

LuvLeeRita    

You'd have a huge smile on your face too if you walked away from a marriage with mega-millions in your account and a mansion to go home to.

853 days ago
2.

FABIO    

She's got a $100-million dollar smile.

Can't wait to see her on the next episode of "Basketball Wives".

853 days ago
3.

ray    

COME ON 5 stories about a cheating husband??!! kobe is barely relevant during the NBA season, and certainly not when he is not on the court. enough is enough!

853 days ago
4.

Throwback kid    

Kobe and Will Smith should do a reality show "a black version of the Odd Couple" Jada will soon be throwing will out of his mansion too. Can a basketball star and a movie star live together without driving rachother crazy? cue the theme music!

853 days ago
5.

moso    

He's just pissed off everyone knows what's happening..
He had this coming and I'm surprised it took this long. We will find out soon enough what he did lately to have her want a divorce and actually file. These guys feel entitled to everything and expect no consequence for their actions. HE GOT WHAT HE DESERVED!! Now go find another tramp to sleep with to make him feel better. Which is probably tonight!

853 days ago
6.

Jessica Bryant    

I would be sad too if I worked my butt off only to think that half my money will go to her Casper.

853 days ago
7.

blueflameford    

I wonder if the kids know.

853 days ago
8.

JUstin    

BS - I'll say this again , Kobe has Millions hidden . She didn't take him to the cleaners . Obviously , they can still stand each other .

853 days ago
9.

She's baaaack    

This might be an unpopular comment but these beautiful women know **exactly** what they're getting into with athletes. I believe their mindset is something like "It would be a shame to waste all this on some normal guy." You reap what you sow ladies. I'd rather do the daily struggle with the normal guy, at least we're still enjoying each other when it's all said and done.

853 days ago
10.

stu    

Lol...he dressed like he's in the hood. Look @ the whities holding their purses tight.

853 days ago
11.

Sincerity    

I would be smiling like a "Cheshire Cat", too!!! Vanessa is walking away with half of Kobe's fortune and she's going to receive both alimony and child support. She's set for life and doesn't have to be "SO BOTHERED" with his "BAD HABITS" anymore!!! Considering how "EFFICIENTLY" they worked out the details behind the scenes, this marriage was "OVER" a very "LONG" time ago. I'm not "MAD" at her because she "TRIED" to make her marriage work but Kobe wanted to have it "BOTH WAYS"!!! When he put his hands on that woman in Colorado, I would have been "LONG GONE" then!!!

853 days ago
12.

grammaj    

They are still loving parents to their kids. The kids need to know they have Mom and Dad there for them always. It's very nice to see them being a family no matter what.

853 days ago
13.

Kelly R    

What cracks me up about the picture is that he's easily over a foot taller than everyone around him, yet he wears a hat and sunglasses..to blend in & look inconspicuous?!

853 days ago
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writenow    

She's smiling because she's a grown up taking care of her kids, being nice to him, and moving on, (perhaps thinking of what it would be like to date an honorable guy), and he's destined to remain, Kobe.

853 days ago
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mebrat24    

You do a lot of things because of the kids that you may be don't like but you do it any way. Why should the kids have to suffer because you can't get along.

853 days ago
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