This news should surprise absolutely no one: Vanessa Bryant is divorcing her Lakers husband Kobe Bryant because… drumroll, please… he cheated.
After he was accused of raping a young hotel staffer in 2003, Kobe admitted to sleeping with the woman and famously convinced Vanessa to stay with him (with the help of an enormous diamond ring). But now, his wife of 11 years has had enough.
TMZ reports that the wives of Kobe’s teammates warned Vanessa that he was once again sleeping with other women. The Chicago Sun Times, meanwhile, says that the last straw for Vanessa was when she learned that Kobe had introduced a mistress to their two daughters.
RadarOnline suggests that said mistress was Carla DiBello, one of the producers of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and a close friend of Kim Kardashian’s.
The upside of this, though, is that the couple did not sign a prenup before they got married — so it’s likely that Vanessa’s divorce settlement will have her set for life. The couple released a joint statement when news of their divorce hit the media, reading, “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.”
They’re rumored to be worth at least $150 million.