I guess the media should thank Vanessa Bryant for getting them through a slow news season this past winter, even if it all the reporting was in vain. When Kobe Bryant’s wife filed for divorce after 10 years of marriage, everyone had something to say about his infidelity, her assumed conniving plan, why she was getting half when she never stepped on the court. The discussion went well beyond these two, but now that six months have passed and there’s still no signed paperwork. TMZ is reporting it’s not going to happen.
The thing is, under California law, Vanessa has to wait six months from the time she petitioned for divorce before she can file final documents to make things official. That six-month date will hit this weekend, meaning Vanessa could walk away from it all on Monday, but from the closed-door reconciliation that’s been going on between these two, that won’t be happening.
We already saw a few instances of the couple hanging out in public, with Vanessa showing up to one of the Laker’sgames, and apparently they’ve been spending a lot of quality time together, although Kobe still hasn’t moved back into Vanessa’s home. Make that one of three of Vanessa’s homes, because back when these two were working on a divorce settlement, Kobe signed over the deeds to three mansions and supposedly awarded Vanessa $75 million—half of his worth—on top of that.
I do hope these two are able to work things out and be a whole family for their children’s sake but for some reason something tells me Vanessa’s getting her Shaunie O’Neil on and stacking away an even bigger nest egg for the moment when she decides to leave Kobe for good. But I’m just speculating.
What do you think? Will Vanessa and Kobe make it last or will she leave him for good eventually?