HoopsHype Vanessa Bryant rumors

May 20, 2013 Updates

During the Sports Spectacular event on Sunday night, Kobe announced (via remote video) that he was teaming up with Sports Spectacular to help eradicate homelessness. Kobe, who’s been fighting homelessness in Los Angeles along with his wife and the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Foundation, wasn’t able to be at the event (something about a torn Achilles), but was still excited to share the news. Lakers Nation

Kobe Bryant: “I’d like to officially announce that we’re partnering with Sports Spectacular to help eradicate homelessness. We’re doing an event, it’s called Kobe: Up Close, and it’s about my past presence and future if you are interested. The event is August 15th at the Nokia Theater.” Lakers Nation

March 14, 2013 Updates
January 29, 2013 Updates

After Vanessa filed for divorce in 2011, rapper Drake said in the song "Stay Schemin' " that Vanessa didn't deserve a large sum of Bryant's fortune because "...you wasn't with me shootin' in the gym." That line became an instant hit and has often been repeated by Bryant's fans. On Monday morning, after Bryant tweeted about he and his wife drinking some coffee and tea, a fan replied saying, "but..... #SheWasntWithYouShootingInTheGym" Bryant immediately defended his wife. "no, she wasn't. She was busy raising our kids #nonanny #respectmothers," Bryant posted to his Twitter account. Los Angeles Times

January 16, 2013 Updates

What were Kobe Bryant and Bill Clinton doing hanging out on Monday night? ... Bryant and his wife Vanessa joined former president Bill Clinton in Hollywood on Monday to commemorate the renovation of Step Up on Vine, a housing project for the homeless. The Bryant's have been heavily involved in tackling homelessness in Los Angeles in the last couple years, also volunteering at the homeless shelter for teens, My Friend's Place and getting behind HomeWalk L.A. Sulia

"It was incredible," Bryant said of Clinton's involvement. "We couldn’t get a better stamp of approval or a stronger validation for what we’re trying to do. It meant everything for us for him to take time out of his schedule to come down and check out the facility and give the good praise that he did." Sulia

January 12, 2013 Updates
January 11, 2013 Updates

Kobe Bryant is NOT getting divorced, because Vanessa Bryant says so ... She will file legal docs to dismiss her divorce petition. TMZ broke the story ... Vanessa -- through her lawyer, disso-queen Laura Wasser -- filed to end her marriage in December, 2011. Several months later ... Kobe -- in an attempt to win her back -- deeded over his interest in their 3 Newport Beach mansions. Since she filed, Vanessa and Kobe were on-again, off-again like high school students. TMZ.com

January 9, 2013 Updates

Kobe Bryant's wife just lost one-third of her real estate portfolio ... unloading one of the three Newport Beach mansions Kobe gave her right after they split back in 2011 ... TMZ has learned. We broke the story ... Vanessa Bryant listed the 6,000 sq. ft. Newport Beach property back in September for $3.75 million -- and she finally closed the deal this month for $3.22 million. Kobe and Vanessa purchased the place back in 2003 for $2.65 million. Vanessa's mother Sofia was living in the home prior to the sale. TMZ.com

December 25, 2012 Updates

Kobe offered Vanessa's Instagram for public consumption via his Facebook. One of Vanessa's messages: "Treat me ... like a Queen, and I'll treat you like a King. Treat me like a game, and I'll show you how it's played." Her profile description is "Proud mommy of 2 smart, kind, beautiful and loving little girls. Philanthropist, wife, loving mommy & loyal friend. Mexican, Italian & Filipino." Sulia

September 9, 2012 Updates

But the 30-year-old made it clear that she had no intention of showcasing her family's antics with the world, during an interview with Giuliana Rancic’s lifestyle site, FabFitFun.com. Said Vanessa when questioned on the prospect of a reality TV show, ''Absolutely 100% no. Kobe and I were approached to do a reality show after Nick and Jessica started Newlyweds, then they wanted my friend La-La and I to do one, years ago. ''I really enjoy my privacy and I love being my goofy and sarcastic self with family and friends. I certainly don’t want to enable people to think they have a significant opinion on what goes on in my life,'' she added. TaleTela

August 17, 2012 Updates

Now, Vanessa tells TMZ ... "I'm sad to hear that comments in my New York Magazine interview are being misconstrued and taken out of context. I have and will continue to support my husband’s dreams." Vanessa continues, "I have been with Kobe for 13 years. I accepted his marriage proposal PRIOR to him winning any of his 5 championships with his teammates." "For anyone to think otherwise is wrong. It is not about being married to a ‘winner’ it is about our sacrifice as a family. “ TMZ.com

August 15, 2012 Updates

Do her daughters like watching the games? I ask. “No, not really,” she says. “It’s two and a half hours, and it’s their dad, and you have to think about their point of view—would your child want to sit there and watch either you or your spouse work?” Do you like it? “Oh, yes,” she says. “I love basketball. And I know what goes on behind the scenes, so I have a different perspective on things, but still, I do. I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can’t win championships. If you’re sacrificing time away from my family and myself for the benefit of winning championships, then winning a championship should happen every single year.” New York Magazine

July 30, 2012 Updates

Sources close to Vanessa Bryant tell us she is "furious" and "embarrassed" over the photos -- one of Kobe chatting up 2 women at an afterparty last week in Barcelona ... the other showed him hanging with 2 different women in a nightclub. But we're told Vanessa's anger is NOT because she thinks Kobe cheated ... instead she's mad that he put himself in situations where the photos could be taken. TMZ.com

June 12, 2012 Updates

We've learned Kobe and Vanessa are trying to work out the issues that caused her to file for divorce back in December. They spend a lot of time together but he has not officially moved back in with her. Under California law, Vanessa has to wait 6 months before she can file final docs making the divorce official. The 6-month mark hits this weekend, so Vanessa could end the marriage as early as Monday ... but we know she won't. TMZ.com

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