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Kobe Bryant

Hoping to Reconcile

... for the Sake of the Kids

12/24/2011 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant
Kobe Bryant has NOT given up on saving his marriage ... and sources close to the family tell us his two daughters are playing a major role in his effort to reconcile ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Kobe is "deeply depressed" over the situation -- and is very concerned about how his daughters will handle growing up in two separate households.

TMZ broke the story ... Vanessa decided to pull the plug after catching the NBA star in another extra-marital affair.

Sources tell us ... Bryant's family was not aware of Kobe's exploits -- but they hope he and Vanessa can find a way to get along in the future ... if only for the sake of the kids.

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1.

ibbaby    

TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN,VANESSA,RUN!!

1036 days ago
2.

Michelle Foxx    

Who else thought that was Kim Kardashian in that pic????? Lol

1036 days ago
3.

Marvin     

for the sake of his wallet...

1036 days ago
4.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

Kobe just really needs to man up and stop raping girls.

1036 days ago
5.

Sharon    

Perhaps it would have been better to think of the kids BEFORE he had serial indiscretions and cheated on his wife. I would have had more respect for him saying he wanted another try for the sake of the money. Don't drag the children into it at this point.

1036 days ago
6.

Robbin    

Never stay in it for the kids, the kids can sense the bitterness and only grow up thinking feelings should be faked. Its far worse for the kids.

1036 days ago
7.

MikeD    

I don't care who Kobe IS, he's a JERK in my book. His wife will only be asking for more trouble.. this is not the first cheating, nor the last. I pity the kids... I really do :(

1036 days ago
8.

amanda    

I am so pissed off that Kobe's bad behavior is forcing me to
side with Vanessa. She is not a nice person, but no one deserves to be cheated on.

1036 days ago
9.

James R. - Los Angeles    

Maybe he'll hook up with a kardashian . . .

1036 days ago
10.

The Real JJ    

JUST DIVORCE ALREADY! I hate when people stay together just because of "the kids". I don't want kids to grow up without both parents but, both parents aren't gonna be happy and are gonna be MISERABLE around they're kids. Yelling, screaming, arguing and fighting is no place for a child to grow up.

1036 days ago
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Kathy    

Of course he wants to save the marriage. Black men have the mentality that she let him get away with it for so many years so he can continue with it.

1036 days ago
12.

honesty    

He is not giving up on saving his fortune. If he cared about his wife and children, he would have kept it in his pants. Men never think about when they cheat, they break a vow to their wife, their kids, their Mother & Father, her parents, their community, and to God. All those Bible thumpers who always want to go back to what the good book orders, adultery equals stoning to death. That would encourage being faithful.

1036 days ago
13.

Googie    

As much as I like Kobe, he's a dirty dog that hasn't learned his lesson. What would make Vanessa think he'd be any different now? At this point, whether she stays with him or divorces him, she'll have all the money she could ever want. If she stays married to him, I doubt he loves her enough to be faithful as he's proven over the years. And her problem if she divorces him, would be can she find a true love or would it be someone just after her money?

1036 days ago
14.

DaddyPlugin    

re: Kobe - Of course he want's to reconsider. This society makes a man associated with more then one women evil for the past 500 years. "It's natural for a man to be with more then one woman."

1036 days ago
15.

Emily    

"deeply depressed"? Sorry that's not allowed. Maybe you should have learned from the past and stopped sticking your **** in everyone.

1035 days ago
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