The wife of Los Angeles Lakers superstar, Kobe Bryant, is filing for divorce after 10 and a half years of marriage and two daughters, ages 8 and 5. Citing the commonly used "irreconcilable differences" as justification for the divorce.
The couples marriage famously became the center of attention when a desk clerk in Vail, Colorado accused the NBA superstar of rape. During that tumultuous time, Vanessa stood by her husband even while a lot people criticize her for doing so. Her husband awarded her loyalty by gifting her with a $4 million purple diamond ring.
So what was it that made Vanessa decide to throw in the towel? Was it the fact that she had served her time and made it past the 10 year mark threshold? I mean you do realize that in the state of California that if you managed to stay married for 10 years or more you have the right to be paid alimony for as long as you need it (if you are the party that has the smaller income), and as long as the paying spouse can pay. I know that's crazy, but that's the law. And trust me, many people take advantage of that law. That may not be the case in this instance, but hey it is what it is.
Like I said earlier in this post, a lot of people criticized and ridicule Vanessa for standing by her husband, but it looks like she may have had a plan all along. I mean I certainly could be wrong, but I wouldn't be surprise if it turns out she's been in talks with Shaunie O'Neal and got some tips. Who knows, she may even join the cast of 'Basketball Wives: LA'. Wouldn't that be make for interesting TV to have the exes of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal join forces.