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Vanessa Bryant's Ex-Step Dad

She's JUST LIKE Her Gold-Digging Mom

12/20/2011 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant
should have known his soon-to-be ex-wife would take him to the cleaners in their divorce ... because she learned the wallet-raiding playbook from her mother ... so says Vanessa's ex-step dad.

TMZ spoke with Stephen Laine -- an inventory manager for a food company who was married to Vanessa's mother from 1990 to 2003 ... and helped raise Vanessa from a child into adulthood.

Laine tells us, "Her mother taught her well to wait for the ten-year mark [before divorcing]."

He explains, "In California ... it's considered a long term marriage and then she gets paid for life or until she remarries ... just like her mother is doing to me."

Laine continues, "I have to pay her mom $1,800 every month and clearly they don’t need it."

Sources close to Vanessa tell us ... Kobe's soon-to-be ex-mother-in-law is currently living in one of the BBaller's mansions ... and we're told Vanessa is very good to her.

Laine gripes, "I have a six-year-old daughter and that money could be used toward her college fund or something ... you'd think she'd care ... but no, she's spiteful."


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lets recap kobie gets married without a prenup because she throws a fit when he presents one...she does ghetto ass gang banging videos half naked,,,and the main one..she is a man hater with no father and she is taught to hate men by her mother....

973 days ago


LOL first african american peeps were pist off becs Vanessa was Latina =) now she is being called a gold Digger LMAO... so if Kobe married a african american the same level as Vanessa wpuld she be called a Gold DIgger??? First and for most to all you ****en haters out there..Kobe had groups of female woman who he could of choosed he was the King and could of had any girl out there black,white,mexican you name it ...apparently there was a lot he loved about Vanessa.... and did not care to end up with one of his ethnic.... as you can see he is after Kims BF ...she is not black!!! ...on another note.. Kobe did not have a damn gun point to his head to marry Vanessa and not have a pri nup done think about it!! it was Kobe choice PERIOD!!! Vanessa had nothing nor the ppower to tell him no prin up that was Kobe call..... and hec yha she is entitled to cash and more he comitted adultry numerous of times ...that have not been reported or media was not aware of... wont mention names will just leave it at that.. keep in mind Kobe was dating Jocelyn i beleive it was before he met Vanessa.... poor Jocelyn had to find out thru TV that her man Kobe was getting married how would you feel if that occured to your ass??? but everyones eyes are on VAnessa being called names being called this and that... LOL you peeps are a joke

971 days ago



971 days ago

buki black    

OMG!!! like mother, like daughter. Fela said: "oro pesi jeo. oro di hun". meanng: "end of discussion OR case closed"

970 days ago


you would with all that money she would have gotten her teeth fixed

955 days ago


He should be happy, she looks so old!

928 days ago


they got married when she was 17 and he was 21, there's not a woman in america that wouldn't marry kobe is he asked!!!!! so how is she a golddigger?? if she's a golddigger then your mamma's one two!!! cause she would have probably left your daddy for kobe!!!

779 days ago


WHY is it that ANY woman who marries a bballer is a gold digger? Women fall in love with men who are dead broke all the time. Why would it be so hard to believe that a girl could fall in love with a rich guy who pursues her? Vanessa was a teenager when she married Kobe! A TEEN! This guy is mad about the law, but that has NOTHING to do with Vanessa! If you don't want to pay alimony for years, then get a prenup - even if you aren't a millionaire!

779 days ago

william morris    

men should take a page from the female play book and not date women who do not have any money and have rugrats.

769 days ago
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