Vanessa Bryant: Gold Digger or You Go, Girl?

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Gold diggers: Like mother, like daughter. That's what Vanessa Bryant's former stepfather is saying about the soon-to-be ex-wife of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant.

Stephen Laine said in the aftermath of Kobe Bryant's divorce announcement that Vanessa, his spouse of 10 years, is acting just like her money-grubbing mom.

"Her mother taught her well to wait for the ten-year mark [before divorcing]," he said. "In California ... it's considered a long term marriage and then she gets paid for life or until [Vanessa] remarries ... just like her mother is doing to me."

Is that really fair, though?

Kobe Bryant, Wife Vanessa Bryant

First off, Kobe was reportedly caught cheating after the wives of some of his teammates told Vanessa Bryant of the player's increasingly frequent infidelities.

Second, 10 years is a long ass time, and two kids are a lot of work. Yes, having kids to "trap" the dad is a baby mama staple, but this doesn't seem like that.

They married young, before Kobe was that rich (she stands to receive at least $75 million now), and despite whatever rep she has, she never seeks attention.

Finally, she stood by Kobe after he was accused of RAPING someone. Enduring public humiliation isn't part of the gold-digging handbook ... $4 million ring or not.

What do you think? Is Vanessa Bryant a gold digger?


She's a gold-digger. What talent does she have besides latching onto Kobe? Kobe's the one making all the money, not this untalented bitch. She didn't try to make the marriage work, she just waited until 10 years was up for California's bullshit law. The only thing Vanessa should be given is a job application form at Burger King.


Vanessa is no gold digger simple as that. She was a good girl who fell in love and got married long before Kobe had money. The sad thing is he knows she is the only woman in the world who will ever love him for him and not his money. His punishment is he will always wonder if a woman is after his money or not and will never be 100% sure. That is worse than anything...


Shes a dam Golddigger. But I can't stand Kobe, So I say You Go, Girl. I feel sorry for the kids though. There parents are very bad influences.




I have had the privlege of meeting Vanessa due to children and she is one of the most down to earth and best mothers one could ask for no nanny's does it herself very devoted Kobe is loosing a great women if he looses her. She is rasing her children that money is not everything , great example of a mother for the girls


They met while being very young, both, Kobe was after her for ages and married her against his family will. Gold digger? Hell, no! She believed in him and wanted to make it work. But Kobe screwed up, again, and again, and again, for how long? She might be too tired and too much humiliated, I wish her all the best. She deserves that money and I'm happy she'll get it. The only looser is her husband, let him run after trash, Tiger school


I wish them well.


For goodness sake this woman devoted her life to this man and people have the nerves to call her a gold digger. She's been with him since she was in High School. Nothing about her or her situation spells gold digger. Would the world still think this if she waited until the 11th year or if she would have left in the 9th year? What if she waited one more year and he contracted AIDS and passed it to her, would she still be a gold digger if she left. As a wife who's had enough pain and lies she is entitled to say enough when she has reached her breaking point.


A gold digger is someone who marries for money...Kobe had no money when they got married. Not to hard to figure out. Plus, helloooo...he cheated....she deserves everything she gets.


Theirs no price high enough on single parenting..

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Vanessa Bryant Biography

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant
Vanessa Bryant is the wife of Kobe Bryant. She's allowed her husband to cheat on her numerous times because, they, he buys her... More »
Full Name
Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta Laine Bryant