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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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She was 17 yrs old when she met him and 19 when they married. What 17yr old wouldn't get excited if a young wealthy celebrity took and interest in them. People act as if she made it her life's mission to snag him. She owes him nothing. Why should she or anyone have to worry about catching some disease from their spouse.

985 days ago


I don't know if Kobe raped that fat thing in CO. nor do I care really, but the whole ordeal hurt his rep badly.

Vanessa staying after getting a overpriced ring from him made it painfully obvious that it was about the money from day one, and I don't blame her one bit, as Kobe seemed/seems as one-track minded as she is.

Athletes and their riches have a short shelf life anyways, they get injured and/or irrelevant and can't bring in the millions like they used to, plus you have to consider most "ballers" like to spend their money on trash and don't comprehend the concept or "save & invest" so it's best to collect what you can and jump ship from these types.

985 days ago


Alimony & Child support laws need to be changed anyway. Too many woman are scheming just to get paid. And then they wonder why OJ stuff happens. If you're taking money from me you don't need & you're cabable of getting a job to support yourself then bad stuff happens I guess.

985 days ago


Step-dad probably couldn't keep his weiner in his pants like Kobe and she deserves every penny he's giving her! If men could learn to keep their d*cks in their pants, they wouldn't have these problems!

985 days ago



985 days ago

B Reid    

Kobe's wife never was in love with him, never acted like she was in love; and her mother taught her well and they are do. I don't feel sorry for Kobe, because if they continue to marry outside of their race because they think that the lighter skin and straighter hair is beautiful, they deserve everything they get because this will be the scenario every time. Her mother is living well, what about his parents and family. Kobe, just like all the rest like you,you do not belong to your people and we don't want you. You only want your people when you ass get in trouble. You didn't know me, and I don't know you.

985 days ago


What is the news flash here. This is so simple. Can't get their hearts...get the wallet and they do.

985 days ago


Oh com'on people!!! really! Kobe this Kobe that... come now...it TAKE TWO, people. SNAKE it's what's written all over her face, and all the $$ in the world will not take TACKY AND CHEEP LOOKING off her! There is nothing Angelic about her!!! As for Kobe, he should have listen to his father a looooong time ago! At least given it some time before jumping into marriage so quickly WITH OUT a prenup! And that Colorado thing, not sure it REALLY was that. Ultimately she too saw "ching-ching" $$ got bug eyed about it, and got mad cause did'nt get any! "What starts wrong ends wrong." Feel bad for the two little girls!

985 days ago


if Kobe had kept his d*** in his pants, he wouldn't even have worry about it. Get him, girl. Don't let the loser wannabe 'man' take advantage of you!

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985 days ago

Queen Karma    

This is such a non-story and boring. This divorce is no surprise if you anything about Kobe and Vanessa.
She was a senior in h.sch., and obe was so young, too young at 19,20.
His paretns objected to him marrying, marrying this Biotch, no prenup,etc. Vanessa can't stand them. Kobe did not rape that crazy girl in that case.
Vanessa, 10 yr., mark or not would walk away with 100 million+milions in jewels+child support at probably at a low ball figure of $50,000 a month+ millions in property+ millions from future earnings. NO PRENUP!!!!!
Vanessa got what she wanted adn Kobe got what he wanted.
Vanessea, google her. A PoS, a biotch. A real insecure, ugly girl. Kobe-dumb-no pre-nup and se xing with the girl in Co without a staff member of his being present , door cracked open or taking a pic of him and the girl together, her naked on his lap, smiling. Chuck Berry always used the pic as ins. for rape suit later. Some guys have used the asst. sitting there in next room, door adjarred, jacking off or filiming , whatever, for the phony rape calls of later.
So waht Kobe loses half . He still has upper hand. He willl remarry one way later and ahve children. He will make some more money.
Vanessa cannot remarry or have kids. Have fun being with her Mommy.
yeah, she has tons of money and a nastier inner self now.
A real lady, good reputation, who took 1/2, Jaunita jordan. Google her. That diovrce was a shocker in that they were going to get divorced. Remember she filed and backed out. His camp must have got to her, just sta the curse for iamge, income, endorsements, and be separate in their lives. Later, months or a year, Juantia filed again. the girl wanted her freedom. Hte kids were offin college and high school. No one knows of Micheal's ex,Jauntia Jordan, a real lady and not a goldiger.

985 days ago


after what he put her through she deserves more

985 days ago

audante wadley    

His parents tried to warn him!!!

985 days ago


She was with Kobe before he was rich. This guy sounds like a major douche. A gold digger doesn't stick around for 10 years. I believe she truly loved him and wanted to male the marriage work.

985 days ago


She is just a glorified prostitute. She had to know that she was the "other" woman when she first hooked up with mister rapist. They both deserve to be slapped.

985 days ago
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