Kobe Bryant, Wife Vanessa Bryant to Divorce; NBA Star's Cheating to Blame

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Vanessa Bryant, the wife of NBA star Kobe Bryant, filed for divorce Friday afternoon, citing "irreconcilable differences." They were married 10 and a half years.

Sources say that Vanessa decided to end the marriage because she thinks the Los Angeles Lakers guard has been unfaithful ... and not for the first time.

As one source close to Vanessa put it, "She's been dealing with these incidents for a long time and has been a faithful wife, but she's finally had enough."

"This one is the straw that broke the camel's back."

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Vanessa Bryant famously stuck by Kobe after he was charged with sexually assaulting a Colorado woman in 2003 (he was acquitted of all charges).

Apparently the cheating didn't end there, though, and while Kobe "desperately" wants to win her back and will do "whatever it takes" ... good luck.

Vanessa is asking for joint custody of their two daughters, Natalia, 8, and Gianna, 5, but is asking that the basketball superstar get visitation rights

There is no prenup, so 29-year-old Vanessa is entitled to half the empire built over the last decade by NBA MVP and five-time champion Kobe, 33.

She's also requesting spousal support, which Kobe will pay. The Bryants released a joint statement saying they have "resolved all issues" privately.

No word on whether Kobe plans on changing his uniform number yet again or if Vanessa plans on joining the new season of VH1's Basketball Wives.

SIDE NOTE: That $4 million ring Kobe gave Vanessa after the 2003 scandal - later referred to as "the Kobe special" by Tiger Woods - all hers. Gift, babe.

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kobe is just a man just like them all u cant blame him because the first sign of him cheating she was suppose to be gone but she chose to stick it out and be a fool. thats why he cont. to play her because she didnt do anything about it the first time he cheated so what did she expect him to stop no! he keep going just like any other man would as long as he can get away with it and not be caught..if she wasnt so much looking at the money then she would have left him long ago.. money aint everything vanessa

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she cheats too...a chyk ain't no angel cuz da dude gets caught ...cmon she a golddigga wit lame puzzy n kobe was like im getting new bootay! I don't agree wit her getting half...datz crazy! dudes gotta get those contracts correct early...lastly, kobe n tiger r my idols

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these hoes r boring in bed so u gotta move on to spicier bootay!!

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One more thing..."Of course she is cheating, she is not hot" some other person said...C'mon..The cause of cheating has nothing to do with the woman..and BTW..she is beautiful..Let's see..Christy Brinkly, Halle Barry, Sandra Bullock, Princess Diana & so many other beautiful women who were cheated on...that are beautiful...It's about the person who is cheating and not the other person...Women always look at themselves and think they are not beautiful enough when in fact it's the inside of the man that needs to be worked on...or women..they cheat too...Know something about the subject and life before you say crap that means nothing and is so wrong.

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OMG Pretty girl...You sound so "Stupid" to put it nice. "If you was my husband u can cheat all you want" WHAT? LOL That shows how stupid you are..Go get a job...You just want money so all is well...LOL You embarass real women. Actually, you don't because you sound so mature with your "Ho" this and that. You are the kind of skank that would take advantage of any situation..Married or not...but they would chew their arm off to get away from you in the morning or after sobering up.. Oh and of course she will get half. She deserves it. She took her vows seriously. That is a no brainer. Like someone else said..His basketball skills are not the issue here. She wants a faithful husband..period.

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shut yall more hungury asses up .yeah u the first comment

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KOBE LET HER GO CAUSE IF YOU WAS MY HUSBAND YOU CAN CHEAT ALL YOU WANT AS LONG AS YOU TAKE CARE OF HOME FIRST VANESSA KNEW WHAT SHE WAS GETTING INTO TALKING ABOUT JOINNING THE BASKETBALL WIVES SHE SHOULD'VE BEEN WATCHING THAT SHOW TO SEE ALL THOSE LOSER HO'S I WOULD'VE KEPT IT ALL CAUSE ONCE YOU LIVE WITH IT ALL HALF AINT SHIT!

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Forget Kobe an Vanessa, I feel for the kids. Whatever they.decide to do, it should be for the best of the kids. Lets not judge people cause Im sure some of us have done worst.

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So true the saying goes :you play - you pay! Maybe more ways then one. He's most likely paying millions to her and will do so far into the future, but like someone said earlier, who knows what STD he is contracting not only to himself but his wife. That truly is selfish and he is paying but it's not fair to contaminate his wife.

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Why bother getting married? If you want to live the life, live it. Don't have a wife/husband. Unless you're both open, you can't have it both ways.