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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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16.

Fan    

No prenup. Vanessa will get at least $75million. Almost as much as Elin Nordegren (Tiger's ex). All that, plus she can leave a mobster athlete behind? Priceless.

979 days ago
17.

Marlena    

Wonder if she is strong enough to handle all the media attention he will get every time he parades around with a new bimbo. Also hope she can stand it when her kids are exposed to his new weekly bimbo. Divorce with small kids only causes a hell of lot more chaos in their lives - should have waited until the kids were 18.

979 days ago
18.

janet    

Enough with doing this for the kids crap. Kids aren't stupid. They know when somethings wrong. May not know exactly what but they know.

979 days ago
19.

brown dynamite    

Considering Kobe's on the road all the time, and Vanessa probably knows all the other parents there it makes sense she was more talkative than him. Kobe's always been a quiet guy.

979 days ago
20.

she    

Good for you Mom and Dad. Keep it cool for the kids. Good for you!

979 days ago
21.

pete    

She was smiling because she knew she was taking him for half of what he's got. $$$$$$$ is all she saw when kobe really did love her. WOMEN LIE ABOUT LOVE.

979 days ago
22.

db    

whore knows what she's doing. kobe should've left when he messed with that girl. she took the ring and circled the 10 yr period that would warrant 50% for her. his wife surely wants to do 'basketball wives,' so she needs to be single. blame the 'whore fame' that the kardashians created. every piece of ass now thinks she can parlay her looks into money. kobe, like all us guys, thinks with his johnson. we gotta start using our other head!!! incidentally, pre-nups should be mandatory prior to marriage...then, you'd know who really wanted to be with you. that's much more honourable (i.e., "i love you so much and can do with no other that i'd be willing to gamble that we're gonna make it!"). and, to all you women who disagree, fahQ!!! you want more, go work for it like your man does!

979 days ago
23.

Democrats are evil    

Kobe was advised by EVERYONE not to marry so young. As it turned out, she played him like a fisherman plays with a big fish. The cost was only messing with the heads of two little girls through divorce. She gained riches with her looks and her sex and will never work a day in her life. Not bad for a bimbo. Both are selfish twits beyond reproach. As for Kobe, you should have listened to your elders. He deserves to be called Kobe fish from now on. What a chum(p)

979 days ago
24.

South Beach    

She's doing right by her kids, so is he. That's what matters. Kids don't ask for all the drama.

979 days ago
25.

Kaaka    

If you CASHING a lottery ticket you would be happy too, very cold by her regardless on how you feel about kobe.

When will athletes/celebrities learn that BABY MAMAS are far more cheaper to have than when you marry them , Just ask TIGER WOODS .

Had TIGER WOODS just had kids with that chic, all he would be doling out is child support every month of a few thousands until they are of legal age,,, No way on this green planet she would have gotten her PAWS on anything resembling MILLIONS.

979 days ago
26.

ChloeMarie    

wellll aint he cool...

979 days ago
27.

Kaaka    

THESE GUYS should take a page from DEREK JETER !!! just bang them and send them off with nice parting GIFTS and a autograph.

979 days ago
28.

DahhTroll    

Good move on her part noone should have to putt up with a chaeater. Plus a stupied one. He knows he has millions to lose and is worth to risk that and his kids for a fling.

979 days ago
29.

alex    

nice scarf

979 days ago
30.

Kaffee    

It's not the end of the world people--two people are divorcing. We get it. Enough.

979 days ago
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