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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This woman ain't hot. You can see the cellulite in those chubby thighs. She must work out with Serena. Kobe can do better. He's probably now doing the math to show that he could have paid to have sex with LA's best call girls every night since he met this ho', and still have done better financially than if he slipped a ring on her finger and married her. Welcome to the club, Kobe. Better to slip your stuff elsewhere...but never on a woman's finger!

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Cheating to Blame??? Gee that's a shock.

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I am all for love and happiness!!
By all indications, it was Not enough for Kobe to be a well respected basketball player, but he had to be *a playa off the courts as well. It is one thing to go through a very public embarrassment of adultery and rape charges and your wife is sitting beside you,supporting you and helping to Nurse your wounds and giving you a vote of forgiveness.
It is another thing to avoid the seriousness of being a *husband with children. Vanessa Bryant had led a very private life before Kobe's charges. She stuck by him as a wife and mother. If she's Now had enough of his "cheating heart", the loser is this marriage will be Kobe Bryant. PEACE!!

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It's evident some will find any excuse to cheat (sewing seeds, lol). How are we to distinguish ourselves from the lesser evolved animals? If you're disrespectful enough to tear apart your family for sex, you don't deserve that family, or the money you dribbled your way to getting. Deuces.

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Vanessa go get yo mhann nd work it out evrybody makes mistakes girl

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Dang kobe.... Once again.... Shes a very beautiful young lady.. Sure shes not 2 worried... Get half kobes estate...wowwww

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If she had filed in Texas she could get 90% of everything because he engaged in adulterous affairs during the marriage. He was messing up on her from the get....I don't feel bad for him! Lol

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Of course he is cheating! She's not hot'.

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When will women learn that most men, rich and poor, are biologically DRIVEN to other women. It is in our makeup to plant our seeds everywhere, which is why we get bored with even babes like Kobe's wife (I just did her last week :). People can't OWN other people. Grow up and let your spouse run, otherwise it breeds resentment. Poster Monique - get back on your medication you completely hopeless nutjob.

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@chaz Gold digging for 10 years?? She could've filed in 03 and still got half...

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