That’s right ladies after 10 years of marriage, Vannessa filed for divorce Friday morning in an Orange County, California citing “irreconcilable differences.” The two were married in April 2001, when Bryant was just 22 and Vanessa was 18. They have two daughters, Natalia Diamante Bryant, 8, and Gianna Maria-Onore, 5.
According to TMZ, Vanessa — who stuck by Kobe after he was charged with sexually assaulting a Colorado woman in 2003 — decided to end the marriage because she believes Kobe has been unfaithful … again. The source continues to say… Kobe “desperately” wants to win Vanessa back and will do “whatever it takes” to save their 10 1/2 year marriage.
Who could forget Vanessa sticking by her man in during the 2009 scandel where Bryant was charged with allegedly raping a 19-year-old Colorado resort employee. Only days after Vanessa was seen sporting a $4 million purple diamond ring, that had ‘I’m Sorry’ written all over it.
According to the legal docs, Vanessa is asking for joint custody of their 2 daughters but Vanessa is asking that Kobe get visitation rights, which means she wants the kids in her care most of the time and have Kobe pay child support.
It’s also being reported that the couple has NO PRENUP, so Vanessa is entitled to half of the empire Kobe built over the last decade.