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Kobe's wife files for divorce

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    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP)

    Reports: Kobe's wife files for divorce

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    Kobe and Vanessa Bryant have been married for more than 10 years.




    Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa, filed for divorce on Friday from the Los Angeles Lakers star, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.

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    Vanessa Bryant filed papers in Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana.
    A representative for the couple released a statement saying, ''The Bryants have resolved all issues incident to their divorce privately with the assistance of counsel and a Judgment dissolving their marital status will be entered in 2012.''
    Also in the statement, the Bryants ''ask that in the interest of our young children and in light of the upcoming holiday season the public respect our privacy during this difficult time.''
    The couple married in California in April, 2001, when Kobe Bryant was 22 and his bride was just 18. The pair have two daughters, ages 8 and 5.
    Kobe Bryant has earned roughly $200 million - not including endorsements - during his 15-year career with the Lakers, but may have to give up half of his assets as part of a divorce settlement, as the couple are not believed to have signed a prenuptial agreement, TMZ reported.
    The filing of the documents comes more than eight years after Vanessa Bryant stuck by the basketballer when he was accused of sexually assaulting a Colorado woman. The case was dropped when his accuser refused to testify, but the former league MVP admitted being unfaithful to his wife and settled a civil suit filed by the woman.
    Unnamed sources told the celebrity news website that Vanessa Bryant was filing for divorce because she believed her husband had been unfaithful again.
    "She's been dealing with these incidents for a long time and has been a faithful wife, but she's finally had enough," one source said. "This one is the straw that broke the camel's back."
    NewsCore contributed to this report.
     
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    Who didn't see this coming?
     
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    [h=1]Kobe Bryant loses all three (!) of his mansions, $75 million, in divorce settlement[/h][​IMG]



    By Kelly Dwyer | Ball Don't Lie – Fri, Jan 20, 2012 1:45 PM EST












    [​IMG]Vanessa and Kobe Bryant (Getty Images)

    Did you know that Kobe Bryant owns three mansions in Newport Beach, alone? No? Let that swirl around for a second, and now learn that Kobe Bryant does not own three mansions in Newport Beach anymore. Those houses, and a princely $75 million sum, have been sent to Kobe's ex-wife Vanessa in the couple's divorce settlement.
    [Related: Photos of Kobe and Vanessa]
    TMZ (sigh, sorry) is reporting that the $75 million figure represents half of Kobe's … er, "the couple's" total assets. The quick split and even quicker payoff (all three of his houses?) would appear to lend credibility to the idea that Kobe wanted absolutely nothing to do with his ex-wife potentially going on record to air whatever dirty laundry that emanated from what was at times a contentious and fitful 10-year marriage -- including reports of massive amounts of infidelity. One of the three mansions is even still in the construction stage, but she's getting that one too.

    [Y! TV: Eva Longoria reveals physical toll of divorce from Tony Parker]
    According to Wikipedia, and this massive lump sum of cash and real estate, the former couple did not put together a prenuptial agreement before tying the knot in April of 2001. The Bryants have two daughters, and we wish both parties well as they move on in their personal lives.
    Here's how Kobe spent his last night as the proud owner of three mansions, courtesy of the Yahoo! Sports Minute:
     
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