UPDATE: 06/12/2012: Hold up... the divorce is now off. In a move that's been seemingly orchestrated over the past few months, it appears that the divorce between Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant is on hold. Vanessa has been seen at many of Kobe's games this season, and the couple has even been seen embracing at times (most notably with a Valentine's Day kiss in the Staples Center tunnel). TMZ is reporting that Vanessa will not sign any divorce docs while the couple works on reconciliation.
Stay tuned to see how this one continues to develop.
12-16-2011: In what should come as a surprise to no one, Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa Bryant has filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences". And by that, she means "he won't stop cheating on me". Vanessa
Read the full coverage PlayerWives.com has about the rumors of how Vanessa Bryant allegedly helped to break up Pau Gasol and his girlfriend/fiance Silvia Lopez Castro.
By now, most everyone knows that Kobe Bryant's wife is Vanessa Bryant. Vanessa Bryant has the distinction of being one of the original Basketball Wives, only she didn't do it through a VH1 reality show. Vanessa Bryant became a household name during the infamous Kobe Bryant rape trial, and the subsequent news conference where she sat next to Kobe supporting her husband despite him admitting to infidelity. While that news conference had to have been an unimaginable torture that virtually no human being will ever quite comprehend, it was not all for naught. Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa Bryant returned home with a ring, valued at $4,000,000. Hopefully that helped at least a little.
Now, while we have turned Vanessa (whose full name is Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta Laine Bryant) into the victim, she's not the most sympathetic figure I've ever seen.
In a current lawsuit being filed against the Bryant's for wrongful termination and mistreatment, a former housekeeper alleges that Vanessa Bryant screamed at her after one of the Bryants’ children came to the housekeeper for comfort. The suit alleges that Vanessa screamed at her housekeeper, “I don’t want you to touch my baby. I hired you for housekeeping, not babysitting.”
The lawsuit is still pending.