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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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46.

nuffsaid    

Hell of a time to think about that now.

951 days ago
47.

aquanet    

For the sake of half his net worth, Oh yeah, I mean the kids......

951 days ago
48.

DirtySouth    

Dude, she is gone. Even if she stayed, she's gone. And, if somehow you convince her to stay, she will eventually start doing what you're doing (assuming she already hasn't). For most chicks, first goes the heart, then go the parts. Don't put this on the kids, brother. It's all you.

951 days ago
49.

aquanet    

His wife is still young and hot. Honey- take what's left of your dignity and half his money and go find a real man.

You should divorce him "For the sake of the kids". Show your two daughters that they should NEVER stand for this kind of disrespectful behavior for ANY man. Once a cheater ALWAYS a cheater.

951 days ago
50.

msdawndawn    

Reconciliation at this point is not about your kids. It is about the money you will be losing. Hey Kobe - Why did't you keep your pecker in your pants for the "sake of your kids"? You made a promise to their mother - didn't you? You get what you deserve - Your hat handed to you!

951 days ago
51.

john johnson    

i guess he saw how expensive it would be to split. for the kids? thats nothing but an excuse. if you don't love each other, doing it for the kids won't make it any better.

951 days ago
52.

Sonya in Tx    

I've got some advice for Kobe: If you love your kids, then show them what type of man they need to marry in the future by your example. DON'T CHEAT ON YOUR WIFE. YOUR KIDS ARE WATCHING YOU!!!

951 days ago
53.

chaz lane    

No remorse for this pos who has a family and runs around and sleeps with who knows how many people and THEN feels regret when busted. That's how society goes though... Hope she bleeds him dry!

951 days ago
54.

Kari    

If he is so concerned about his children, then he should not have ruined his marriage. Move on, Vanessa. Be with someone who will treat you with more respect. This guy is a serial cheater.

951 days ago
55.

Butterfly    

TAKE HIM TO THE CLEANERS, VANESSA!!! So now he is thinking about the kids??? PHOOEY!!!

951 days ago
56.

suuzie    

Vanessa better stay with Kobe, her azz is starting to look old

951 days ago
57.

Sloane    

since the rape accusation I really hope that Vanessa has been tested regularly for any STD's
because you just know that anyone as selfish as Kobe is would never wear a condom
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and the women he was with wouldn't either
why should they
they knew if they did get pregnant it would be a permanent $ource of ca$h
or Kobe would pay for their abortion and keep paying them to keep quiet about it all

951 days ago
58.

JHill    

He wasn't depressed when he was banging all of those b*tches. Don't reconcile with that filthy pig...take half and move on to someone far better.

951 days ago
59.

msfaye    

he shoulda thought about his family before she started sticking his **** in every woman who passed out the ***** to him.

951 days ago
60.

MK    

Poor Baby...We Feel For You Kobe...

951 days ago
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