Kobe And Vanessa Bryant Calling Off Divorce
On Friday, the Bryant’s used two social media platforms to announce they have reconciled.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: If Kobe and Vanessa can work it out, then maybe there is hope for Keenan and Kel to get back together.
"I am happy to say that Vanessa and I are moving on with our lives together as a family," Bryant wrote on his Facebook page. "When the show ends and the music stops, the journey is made beautiful by having that someone to share it with. Thank you all for your support and prayers!"
"We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled," Vanessa posted on Instagram. "Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are looking forward to our future together."
Being in a relationship if you are a regular person is hard enough, so just imagine the stress once fame is involved. The entire romance between Kobe and the former Vanessa Laine has been a gossip columnist’s dream.
Kobe famously met the then 18 year old Vanessa at a music video shoot where she was a back-up dancer. Kobe eventually proposed to her while she was still in high school. Kobe’s parents didn’t approve, but that didn’t stop the "Black Mamba". Married in 2001, the Lakers also won the NBA title that year.
In 2003, Kobe was accused of rape in Colorado, a charge which was later dropped. Vanessa stood by his side, saying the only crime he was guilty of was adultery, and they managed to work through it. Kobe made amends by buying a huge eight karat diamond ring that reportedly cost $4 million dollars. If a ring is supposed to cost three months salary, Kobe did it right! Kobe then followed that up in 2003 with a tattoo that he called a "tribute to his wife."
Rumors of infidelity have swirled throughout their relationship, as recently as the Olympics where Kobe was captured, shirtless, allegedly giving his number to a couple of female athletes.
Amazingly, the couple has been married for almost 12 years and with this announcement, appears as though that isn’t ending any time soon.
Congrats to Kobe and Vanessa for working it out.