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Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa is about to be a very rich woman.

Sources connected to the couple say the couple's property settlement agreement, which they worked out before even going public with their divorce, is final.

Vanessa Bryant is walking away with $75 million, which represents close to half of their total assets, estimated at around $150 million. Not a bad payday.

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Several transfers of property earlier this year between Kobe and Vanessa. The female Bryant now owns all three of the former couple's Newport Beach mansions.

Vanessa gets the estate she lives in, the estate her mom is living in, and the new one that had been under construction for two years and was just completed.

Kobe, whose cheating led to their divorce, is getting a new bachelor pad instead. We have a hunch he'll do alright there, financially and otherwise.

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

Vanessa Bryant: Gold digger?

 

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L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant is desperate to reconcile with estranged wife Vanessa Bryant, sources say. Whether she gives him the time of day or not is another story.

Vanessa filed for divorce from Kobe last weekend, but people close to the family say his two daughters, ages 8 and 5, are playing a major role in his bid to reconcile.

Kobe is said to be "deeply depressed" over the situation and is very concerned about how his little girls will handle growing up in two separate households.

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Sounds nice and all, but Vanessa Bryant decided to pull the plug on the union after catching the NBA star in an extramarital affair, and it wasn't the first time.

Some have accused Vanessa of being a gold-digger, but they were married for 10 years - before Kobe was obscenely rich - and she stood by him in 2003.

That was when he was accused of raping a girl he cheated with. They toughed it out through that, but his current affair was apparently the last straw.

Bryant's family was unaware of Kobe's efforts but they hope he and Vanessa can find a way to get along in the future if only for the sake of the kids.

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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?

 

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Vanessa Bryant is positioned to make out like a bandit in her divorce from Kobe Bryant, in large part due to the couple's apparent lack of a prenuptial agreement.

Coupled with 10 years of marriage, her settlement should be upwards of $75 million - half the L.A. Lakers guard's fortune - along with support for their daughters.

Vanessa Bryant's mom told the Los Angeles Times that the couple did not sign a prenuptial agreement when they wed - entitling Vanessa to half of their assets.

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant

Estimates put Kobe Bryant's net worth at $150 million. The NBA's highest-paid player, he earned $24.8 million last season, part of an extension worth $83.5 million.

Forbes magazine estimates that with endorsement deals, Kobe last year earned $53 million before taxes and agent fees. So basically, Vanessa is sitting pretty.

The fact the marriage lasted 10 years also gives Vanessa big advantages under California law, as she is allowed to maintain her standard of living after the split.

In the petition filed Friday, Vanessa cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the divorce. The couple says the terms have already been settled privately.

The NBA star was caught cheating with multiple women by his wife, according to sources, with good old-fashioned gossip among basketball spouses to blame.

His latest mistress is rumored to be Jessica Burciaga, but that has not been confirmed.

The lesson in all of this? Get a prenup and/or don't cheat on your wife all the time.

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Kobe Bryant can blame Basketball Wives for getting caught cheating.

Not the stars of VH1's Basketball Wives - none of whom are actually married, and one of whom isn't even involved with a basketball player - mind you. We mean actual wives of teammates, and other NBA squads. Let's just say that people talk.

Vanessa Bryant caught Kobe cheating - not Elin Nordegren style, but she did find out about his infidelity when talk of his extracurricular sexual exploits increased in frequency among her fellow spouses, according to a TMZ report.

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Players often swear their wives to secrecy before dishing on their fellow NBA players, but that secrecy is rarely kept. Women all share intel about other guys.

This is done, in part, to ensure word will get back to them if their man cheats. It's like a trophy wife code of sorts. Informal and unwritten, but foolproof.

Vanessa Bryant filed divorce papers on Friday, after learning of Kobe's latest infidelity, which is seen as the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back.

Jessica Burciaga is rumored to be the mistress, but that's just a rumor. True or not, he was clearly cheating on Vanessa, and it clearly wasn't the first time.

They have two kids. There was no prenup. She's about to be REAL rich!

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Kobe Bryant's divorce was a long time coming, according to sources close to the Los Angeles Lakers star and his soon-to-be former spouse of 10 years.

Vanessa Bryant caught Kobe with "multiple women" over the years, but his most recent transgression, which took place "very recently," was it for her.

A close source says that for, his latest affair was the straw that broke the camel's back, so to speak, and she decided to finally end their marriage.

Kobe Bryant and Wife Vanessa

Sources would not say specifically how Vanessa caught Kobe, but it was not through text messages a la Tiger Woods, Rachel Uchitel and Elin Nordegren.

The NBA great famously cheated in 2003 when he was accused of raping a Colorado woman, but was acquitted and appeared to have made amends at home.

It's not clear how many affairs he had or whether Vanessa knew any of the people, but they've already worked out a settlement agreement in the split.

Vanessa will remain in the couple's mansion and have joint custody of the pair's two daughters, 8 and 5, presumably getting half of Kobe's empire.

The couple did not have a prenuptial agreement in place.

Kobe is said to be "desperate" to win back his wife but Vanessa Bryant is having none of it, even though she admits she still loves Kobe dearly.

She just can't stand his infidelity anymore. That's that.

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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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Vanessa Bryant does not have good taste in men.

She's married to a professional basketball player that cares more about individual glory than team success - and who cheated on her multiple times, once with a woman who allegedly wasn't entirely a willing participant.

But at least Kobe's wife can spot an attention-starved phony when she sees one, as reports indicate Vanessa has serious issues with Khloe Kardashian.

A source told In Touch Weekly that “she won’t sit anywhere near Khloé at Lakers games... at a dinner for the wives, Vanessa didn’t want to invite Khloe."

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What Jake and Vienna feud?!? It's on for Vanessa Bryant and Khloe Kardashian!

Vanessa has told friends that Khloe is a "fake wife," who only married Lamar Odom for reality show ratings and tickets to events such as a championship parade.

We clearly agree, but Vanessa might wanna look in the mirror before making accusations. This is the same woman that has happily stood by her unfaithful husband's side, yet gladly accepted the $4 million diamond ring he got her after his cheating was confirmed.

This may be an impossible question, but whose side are you on in this feud?

 

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Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his wife have filed legal papers in response to the lawsuit that former housekeeper Maria Jiminez filed against them.

Jimenez claims that Kobe's wife, Vanessa Bryant, was abusive and disrespectful to her, screaming, swearing and even forcing her to put her hand in a bag full of dog feces to retrieve a tag from her blouse that she accidentally chucked.

Kobe Bryant, Wife

In Kobe's court documents, he and Vanessa say they paid the maid $50,000 a year, gave her time off, lavished her with gifts, and were totally really nice.

Kobe and his wife say the maid ate meals with them and when she asked for time off to visit her family in Peru, Vanessa gave her paid leave of absence.

TROPHY COLLECTION: Kobe Bryant displays his prize possessions, the NBA's Larry O'Brien championship trophy he helped L.A. win in June, and his wife's cleavage.

The Bryants' response to the lawsuit says Maria Jiminez is making stuff up, that she was fired for a reason, and the claim that her privacy was violated because of home security cameras is dog $h!t since she knew cameras were rolling.

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In 2004, soon after Kobe Bryant was accused of sexual assault and admitted to cheating on his wife, he bought Vanessa Bryant an eight-carat diamond ring.

Based on photos of the couple at this year's ESPY Awards, it's clear why: he needed something large enough to match her breasts! (And he had to apologize for the whole infidelity, accusatory rape thing.)

Indeed, Kobe has been nominated for Best Male Athlete and Best Championship Performance at this year's ESPN-sponsored ceremony, but his wife has already sewn up the award for Most Ridiculous, Gigantic Cleavage.

As you can see below, her nipples have also won Most Unwelcome Red Carpet Guests. Put those things away, Vanessa!

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  • Vanessa Bryant, Nipples

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Based on his attitude and general awfulness as a human being, we think Kobe Bryant is a piece of $hit.

In related news, Vanessa was accused of forcing her former maid to wipe her hand with dog feces earlier this year.