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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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136.

john    

KOBE
I wish I never let my daughter alone...for a minute.

I wish my father had the same virtue.

it's not pain that ever goes away brother....

it's not right, but it seems to be the way it is.

love to you.

943 days ago
137.

Forrest    

After seeing Kobe on his hands and knees reaching out to God above him. I realize that Kobe realizes that his marriage is much more important than playing for the Lakers and winning championships. As a Laker fan, I hope Kobe does focus more on his marriage than playing. I believe family is the most important element in his life the media needs to stay out while Kobe and Vanessa tries to "fix" their marriage. It can happen. DON'T LET ANYONE TELL YOU THAT IT CAN'T.

943 days ago
138.

K    

Hope she has a good lawyer and takes him to the cleaners, which she should have done the first time he was caught cheating.

943 days ago
139.

bka62223    

Kobe worried about the kids???? Uh Huh.... and they're all named Benjamin!!!

943 days ago
140.

Jan    

And was he thinking about his kids during his affairs? He betrayed his family. Take the kids and run. He is not a man and a father and he doesn't respect his kids mom.

943 days ago
141.

Meani    

He's not staying for the kids He's staying cause he saw the price of his divorce split. No kids needs to have parents who are at war to stay together for their sake they know that something is up. I know too many kids who lived in households where the family was at odds with each other and the kids all say they should have divorced cause they did us no favors by staying together.

943 days ago
142.

Aellwood    

Seriously! Too much money and not enough sense! These overpaid athletes really think these women they hook up with love them....they love whats below the belt THEIR WALLET!

943 days ago
143.

jeff    

Good luck brother. don't give up and you know her well and she will come around becuase her life will never be the same.

943 days ago
144.

Elizabeth    

Only regret he probably has is getting caught. Can't see him changing his ways.

943 days ago
145.

Vianka82    

He is so discusting! These women marry these cheating athletes,then wait for the 10 yr mark to take thier cash.Nothing makes me happier than watching him and T.O. go broke in public! hahaha!

943 days ago
146.

Bailey    

She is a slut, just like her mother. She stayed with him for 10 years so that she could collect money for life unless she remarries. Don't feel sorry for that prostitute.

942 days ago
147.

daddybay1    

are yall gonna have relations because only why you would want to stay is because you really aint trying to give up the doe and yall lost today. what's that all about!

942 days ago
148.

Ben J    

Why should she have to stay if he is cheating? The kids will be find. He just is showing them, that he is not a real man. Their mother deserves better then that.

942 days ago
149.

SAWolf    

As if he gave a damn about his children when he was humping other women.

942 days ago
150.

IB Krazi    

..."not have sex with a married woman".

If married (TMZ talent), how would wife react to that statement?

IBK

942 days ago
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