Kobe Bryant’s Divorce Is Off

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant’s Divorce Is Off

Lakers star and wife announce reconciliation on social media.

Published January 14, 2013

Kobe Bryants marriage is officially back on again. The New York Daily News is reporting that the 10-year union between Kobe and wife Vanessa is still going strong. The pair posted on Instagram and Facebook that they are indeed once again happily married.

“We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled,” Vanessa Bryant posted on Instagram this past Friday. “Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are looking forward to our future together.”

The Lakers star chose Facebook as his place to make the same announcement.

"I am happy to say that Vanessa and I are moving on with our lives together as a family. When the show ends and the music stops, the journey is made beautiful by having that someone to share it with,” Kobe said via Facebook. “Thank you all for your support and prayers! Much luv, Mamba out.”

Back in December 2011, Vanessa filed for divorce from NBA champion guard citing “irreconcilable differences.” She sought joint custody of their two daughters, Natalia, 9, and 6-year-old Gianna.

But TMZ reported that immediately after Vanessa filed papers to end her marriage, Kobe attempted to win her back. The two have been on-again and off-again ever since.

First, the Lakers star deeded over his interest in their three Newport Beach, California, mansions to his wife. Later in December 2012, the two were seen leaving arm-in-arm at the close of the Madison Square Garden Hurricane Sandy relief concert in New York City. Kobe and Vanessa also reportedly spent New Year’s Eve together. Later, the pair were spotted power lunching. Then on January 9, Kobe tweeted out a pouty picture of his wife with the message, “Goodnight/good luck kiss from my shorty rock.”

Kobe first met Vanessa at a music video shoot back in 1999 when she was 18 years old. The duo were engaged six months later. Today, the Bryants are once again one big happy family.

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Written by Clarissa Simpson


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