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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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Ya I bet after his lawyer told him how much money to cough up. Don't you think you should have been worried about that while you were poking other women?!?!

1032 days ago


"Hoping to reconcile, for the sake of the kids'? I bet his wife was hoping he would just keep his pants on "for the sake of the kids". What a jerk. I hope she's done with him.

1032 days ago


The title of the article should have said "Kobe Bryant Hoping to Reconcile.....for the Sake of his Wallet. People have said he is an intelligent person, fluent in Italian, blah blah blah. Well genius, you should have had a Pre-nump going into your marriage. But his stubborn a#s didn't listen to his basketball peers and get one. And I always wondered why the hell he married a no-name girl who was right out of high school who is not even that hot. He could have done much better. She is a gold digger for sure but like Jimmy Buffet said "it's my own damn fault."

1032 days ago


Kobe hopes to reconcile for the sake of his wallet.

1032 days ago


For the sake of the kids he should have kept it in his pants.

1032 days ago

John Rae    

Staying in for the kids is not the answer. It's up to the adults to set the precedent and be role models for the kids. The kids sense the heat and bitterness...it will not work!!

1032 days ago


SO THAT'S what he calls money, is it? The kids?

1032 days ago


kobe, don't get back together. you'll always be rich. but you only live once. get that P**** bro!

1032 days ago

Straight Talkin Texan    

Kobe is a typical shallow male who lacks self-control. Staying together for the sake of kids is BS because the kids don't get the benefit of growing up seeing a HEALTHY marriage. Grow up, Kobe!!!

1032 days ago

a long time Leno fan!    

Kobe wants to reconcile = Kobe wants to keep the $100 million.

1032 days ago


....for the sake of his bank account

1032 days ago


I think she's pretty much done with the embarrassment. I don't think she'll be willing to stay in a marriage with him at this point. He probably wants to stay together for the sake of his wallet. He wasn't thinking about the kids while he was out having fun, so why think about them now. He also should have thought about the fact that he didn't have a pre-nup while he was dropping those pants. Reality is a B*tch, isn't it Kobe?

1032 days ago


Perhaps Mr. Bryant should have thought of his children before he cheated on his wife. I have no sympathy for him.

1032 days ago

Shari Barat    

Yeah, his kids. Right. Maybe a bigger issue is there's no prenup.

1032 days ago


Why do famous athletes like Kobe even bother getting married? They all obviously think it's just fine to cheat, so why get married in the first place?

1032 days ago
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