With all the success Kobe Bryant has had recently on the court, the situation with his divorce has been put off radar. Today, the inevitable has happened with he and Vanessa Bryant with their divorce settlement.
TMZ has reported that Vanessa Bryant will be collecting half of Kobe’s earnings (totaling $75 million in assets), and includes all three of Kobe’s mansions in the Newport Beach area. What hurts the most is the house that Kobe was having built now belongs to Vanessa.
In case anyone was curious, it seems as if Vanessa may have had this idea brewed up long ago. TMZ also reported a few weeks ago about how Vanessa’s mother did the same motive to her then ex-husband:
TMZ spoke with Stephen Laine -- an inventory manager for a food company who was married to Vanessa's mother from 1990 to 2003 ... and helped raise Vanessa from a child into adulthood.
Laine tells us, "Her mother taught her well to wait for the ten-year mark [before divorcing]."
He explains, "In California ... it's considered a long term marriage and then she gets paid for life or until she remarries ... just like her mother is doing to me."
Laine continues, "I have to pay her mom $1,800 every month and clearly they don’t need it."
Sources close to Vanessa tell us ... Kobe's soon-to-be ex-mother-in-law is currentlyliving in one of the BBaller's mansions ... and we're told Vanessa is very good to her.
Laine gripes, "I have a six-year-old daughter and that money could be used toward her college fund or something ... you'd think she'd care ... but no, she's spiteful."
By the way everyone, Kobe has a game tonight against Orlando. Let’s hope this doesn’t affect him too much.