The eight-carat iceberg that Kobe Bryant put on Vanessa Bryant's finger after she stood by him following his sexual harassment suit in 2003 was just the tip of the payout she's getting from her ex-husband in their divorce settlement.
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the former Mrs. Bryant is getting the couple's three LA-area mansions — worth a collective $18.8 million — all to herself. And that's just one piece of the pie ... since the couple had no prenuptial agreement, Vanessa could be entitled to half of the NBA superstar's estimated $150 million fortune.
Kobe's rep said last December, following the announcement of their split, that "the Bryants have resolved all issues incident to their divorce privately with the assistance of counsel and a judgment dissolving their marital status will be entered in 2012."
So far, they seem to be sticking to that promise. In addition, rumor has it Mrs. Bryant is being approached to join the cast of Basketball Wives.
Meanwhile, another divorcing celebrity couple are making nice — at least in public. Despite reports of jealousy, threats and shenanigans behind-the-scenes, according to the Hollywood Reporter Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez are the very picture of friendly exes on their joint reality show Q'Viva: The Chosen. The former Puerto Rican power couple reportedly speak candidly (and maturely) about their divorce for the first time.
In a preview of the first episode the competition show, which has Marc and Jennifer traveling throughout Latin America searching for raw talent, Anthony admits that they're "going to be in each other's lives" for a long time.
Q'Viva producer and co-host Jamie King claims "Jennifer and Marc are respectful to each other." King adds, "Although they are not together anymore, they still share this love ... and it still bonds them and they still love the show so much to continue even though they're separated and to me that's such a great and beautiful story."
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