“She’s been dealing with these incidents for a long time and has been a faithful wife, but she’s finally had enough,” says a source. “This one is the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
The couple don’t have a prenuptial agreement, meaning that the 29-year old Vanessa is about to get half of Bryant’s large financial fortune.
Bryant saved his marriage in 2003 when he was accused of raping a Colorado hotel employee. That case was settled out of court when Bryant reached a financial settlement with the woman. Bryant promptly bought his wife a $4 million dollar ring in an effort to save his marriage. It worked that time, but apparently Vanessa has had enough.
Vanessa is being represented by Laura Wasser and attorney Samantha Klein. She is seeking joint custody of the couples two children, 8-year-old Natalia and 5-year-old Giana.
Vanessa is also seeking spousal support which Bryant has already agreed to pay.
According to the report, Bryant desperately wants to save his marriage, but at this point it’s not looking good for the Los Angeles Laker. Vanessa filed her divorce petition on December 1. Kobe signed his response on December 7. The soon to be ex-couple released a joint statement saying they have privately resolved all issues.