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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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121.

manbearpig    

he just doesn't want to get taken to the cleaners. he knows he will lose millions soon enough and his hoops skills are fading fast.

972 days ago
122.

MIss B    

I love Kobe, but lets be honest, I'm sure he's also for reconciling for the sake of his bank account.

972 days ago
123.

BRAINS    

NOW he wants to save his marriage? Your timing is way off Kobes...should have kept it in your pants, then you wouldn't have to do the begging dance.

972 days ago
124.

Dawn    

Getting back together for the sake of your kids is usually not a good idea.

972 days ago
125.

Dawn    

Getting back together for the sake of your kid's is not a good idea.

972 days ago
126.

OBAMA CLAUS     

Someone should tell her to multiply what she is going thru right now times being fifty and finding the dog with yet another b. plus now he bs. will be younger and prettier, so look in the mirror, at the heartbreak in your eyes the disappointment on the kids faces when they see their mommy so unhappy. Don't look for happiness in another person find it within yourself then no one can take it away. Do the dump girlfriend, don't weaken to pathetic apoligies or denials. You can never trust him ; he ****tered all trust long ago. Men are dirty pigs.

972 days ago
127.

Emilio    

...and for the sake of his millions...LOL

972 days ago
128.

you know it    

he looks like he could care less about anyone but himself. him and my ex are 2 peas in a pod.

972 days ago
129.

Susan62509    

How many times did Kobe think he was going to get away from dunking his little basketballs with other women before his wife found out? Vanessa shouldn't let him rebound. Throw the cheater off the court for his foul behavior.

972 days ago
130.

Sloane    

to quote Dr Phil:
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"Kids would rather be FROM broken home than LIVE in a broken home"
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all too true
living in one will cause far more damage to the kids than the divorce would- especially if the divorce/custody/visitation etc. is handled well

972 days ago
131.

voice of reason    

I think Vanessa stayed with Kobe this long just out of greed. She has been dealing with this kind of incidents for a while...yet she decides to leave few months after 10th year anniversary. I bet it was well thought decision on her part and a calculated well planned move. Sorry but those of you who think she is just a heart broken girl are hugly wrong. I have seen this type of "love story" many times...They did not meet in a Church...she was back up dancer for some crap-rap music video and she was still in High School back then. What respectable girl, being underage is shaking her things in a music video? no offense but girls that take that road are looking for a rich hip-hop/rap/R&B guy to take care of them. She got lucky with Kobe, very lucky because he actually married her which is highly uncommon amongst those type of girls...the clever one usually end up getting knocked up only, which is not bad either because the child support is enough to make a comfortable living. Vanessa won a lottery ticket with Kobe, I have never heard of her trying to be anything more than basketball wife...with all this money any of those girls could pursue any career they want, get the best education, achive something of their own but like I said, girls that at such early age start their "career" from "dancing" in rap music videos hardly ever become doctors. Kobe is guilty and I have no sympathy for him...but please stop talking of Vanessa like she is some poor, innocent, heartbroken little flower. People who know her find her rude, arogant and mean...the truth is she planned that well and now she is a 29 years old single, very rich woman. I bet she was more heartbroken when her shoe broke.

972 days ago
132.

Raejean    

You have to wonder what goes through the minds of men like Bryant....he needs to picture his daughters that he's so "concerned" about, falling into the hands of a man like himself.

If he cared that much, if he RESPECTED women (including his wife), he wouldn't be living his life like it was one big sex game.

972 days ago
133.

Scotty    

It's so hard to have any sympathy for her, she did forgive him after a sexual assault charge, in exchange for a $4 million dollar ring. He's always been a cheater, now she simply can't take it anymore? And if your maid sues you for being a "horrible person", you probably are.

972 days ago
134.

Luvsunnydays    

Vanessa> read this book: Why does he do that? By:Lundy Bancroft and run!

972 days ago
135.

angie    

its never a good idea to stay for the kids

972 days ago
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