Vanessa Bryant has filed for divorce from her husband, LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant. It may be surprising for many that Vanessa stuck with her husband for all this time. In 2003, she stood by her husband as he was accused of sexual assault while on the road in Colorado. According to rumors she has filed for divorce because she suspects Kobe has been cheating again. It is possible that Vanessa waited until they had been married for more than 10 years before she filed for Divorce - Kobe certainly has a long history of infidelity. Because they have been married for 10 and a half years it means that Vanessa could be entitled to lifetime spousal support. The court documents state "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for divorce. According to a statement issued by them they have agreed on the terms of the divorce.
Apparently Vanessa is asking for joint custody of their 2 daughters; 8-year-old Natalia and 5-year-old Gianna. Vanessa is asking that Kobe get visitation rights, which means she will have primary custody and wants the girls in her care most of the time.
Financially, 29-year-old Vanessa Bryant should come out very well in this case. The couple didn’t sign a prenuptial agreement when they married more than 10 years ago and according to California law time Vanessa should receive half of the couple’s assets, which includes the millions Kobe has earned playing basketball over the last decade. This is in addition to child support and Vanessa is also asking for spousal support, which is common and usually awarded in marriages of this length. Vanessa Bryant has hired the same attorney as other stars, such as Brittany Spears, Maria Shriver and Kim Kardashian.