Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Laine met each other at a music video shoot in 1999. Six months after they met the couple were engaged.
In 2003 Kobe was accused of infidelity, the accusation put their marriage at stake. The Lakers star was accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old girl in Colorado. The charge was later dropped when the victim refused to go ahead with the trial. Although deeply hurt, Vanessa stood by his side claiming that her husband was only a victim of “mistaken adultery.”
In 2005, a few years after the accusation, Bryant dropped $50, 000 on a recommitment ceremony with his wife. Their marriage continued to appear strong until Vanessa filed for divorce in December 2011 citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason. She asked for custody over their two daughters, Natalia and Gianna, and possessed their three mansions worth $18.8 million in Newport Beach California. Bryant was about to spend half of his net worth after failing to have a prenuptial agreement, with the divorce set to cost him $100-150 million.
After a year-long separation with wife Vanessa, the couple announced recently via social media that they were getting back together, putting a halt to their divorce.
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