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Not Even a $4 Million Ring Can Help Kobe Bryant This Time

Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, has filed for a divorce, ending the couple’s 10 and a half year marriage. The court papers list the typical “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce, but many people believe rumors of Kobe’s cheating pushed her over the edge.

Kobe of course admitted to having sex with a hotel clerk in Eagle, Colorado in 2004. He bought Vanessa a $4 million apology ring and she decided to stick with him. Since then, we’ve heard reports that Kobe was fooling with a Lakers girl (also named Vanessa), and that he was hit with a paternity suit. And of course there was the June lawsuit a woman filed against Kobe, claiming he breached a promise to marry her.

Apparently it’s all too much for Vanessa, and not even a giant apology ring will help this time. They’ve filed for joint custody, and Vanessa is entitled to spousal support. There was no prenuptial agreement, meaning Vanessa will likely receive half of the couple’s wealth.

The Bean met Vanessa in 1999 when she was a 17-year-old dancer in a music video. They got married two years later, and we felt all along it was a bad idea. Now it’s one that will cost Kobe deeply — both financially and emotionally. Maybe it’s part of the reason he has been so upset lately.

Joe Mauer Is off the Market – Engaged to Maddie Bisanz

Sorry ladies, but one of the most eligible bachelors in sports is off the market. Twins catcher Joe Mauer reportedly proposed to his girlfriend Maddie Bisanz over the weekend and she said yes.

“We couldn’t be happier, and we’re both really excited,” Mauer said.

The proposal took place at Sanibel Island, near Fort Myers in Florida, which is where Mauer lives in the offseason.

Mauer and Bisanz were high school classmates at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul. They didn’t date in high school, but they reportedly reconnected about a year and a half ago.

We’re 99% sure this is Maddie in the picture below.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Girlfriend Amy Reimann Attends Nascar Awards (Pictures)

NASCAR held its awards ceremony Friday night in Las Vegas, and it was notable for one big reason: Dale Earnhardt Jr. made a public appearance with his girlfriend, Amy Reimann.

You may recall the story we posted last April saying Earnhardt Jr. and Reimann began dating while she was still married to former Kentucky football player, Tommy Cook.

Dale Jr. denied that report, but he reportedly said in an interview Friday night that he and Amy have been dating for a couple of years. To the best of our knowledge, Reimann and Cook were married in 2006 and divorced either in 2008 or 2009. You can do the math.

AMY REIMANN AND DALE EARNHARDT JR PICTURES

Thanks to my man Jay Busbee at From the Marbles for the heads up

Tennis Player Maria Kirilenko Is Alex Ovechkin’s New Girlfriend (Picture)

Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin confirmed Wednesday that he is dating tennis player Maria Kirilenko. The hockey superstar sent the following tweet from his Ovi8 account: “Me and my girlfriend Maria….she is my queen!!!!”

Kirilenko, the No. 27 ranked player in the world, reportedly recently broke up with boyfriend Igor Andreev, who is also a tennis player. The Montreal Gazette speculated two days ago about a possible relationship between Ovie and Maria. They noted that Kirilenko was practicing tennis in Arlington, Va. of all places, and that she had been to a recent Caps game.

We’re just wondering what happened to Valeria Sokolova, a Russian model who was very popular here at LBS. She and Ovechkin supposedly were dating as of last August. I guess he’s gone the Rory McIlroy route and moved on to dating a fellow athlete.

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Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari Are Engaged Again

The marriage between Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari is back on after the two had broken off their engagement earlier in the summer.

Cavallari tweeted the news to her fans Wednesday, saying “This time it’s official..Jay and I are engaged again :)”

Jay Cutler’s Twitter account has been silent on the matter, but the fake Jay Cutler account said “Engaged again? What am I, a Kardashian?” if that matters.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, When asked about the engagement at a Bears new conference, Cutler jokingly said: “Yeah, I just heard about that.” He said no date has been set.

Cutler reportedly had dumped Cavallari in July, but the two continued to flirt over Twitter and expressed support for one another. Now they’re back engaged again. Congratulations to the couple.

Arsenal Goalie Wojciech Szczesny Busted for Trying to Cheat on Girlfriend via Twitter

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny tried to pick up a girl via Twitter and the plan backfired. Szczesny apparently sent a message to Elite TV/sometimes nude personality Letesha Collins (pictured above). After learning that Szczesny has a girlfriend, Collins decided to show the soccer player a lesson by making his advance public.

Collins blasted Szczesny with the following tweet (since deleted): “#FF @13Szczesny13 or just give him a call, clearly isn’t too fussed about giving his number out. Have a good FRIDAYYYY.”

She then linked to a picture of the message Szczesny sent her, as seen above. Collins says she’s 21 and an aspiring Glamour model, so maybe that’s where Szczesny’s comment came from. Collins told others on Twitter that she blasted Szczesny because she doesn’t like people cheating on their girlfriends. If he wants to sleep around, that’s fine she says. Just don’t cheat on someone while you’re doing it.

Below is a picture of Wojciech and his girlfriend, and on the right is another picture of Tesha Collins to compare the two ladies:

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Eric Decker’s Girlfriend Jessie James Singing at Halftime of Jets-Broncos Game

Is this all part of a new marketing plan for the NFL?  After two straight weeks with love stories lingering on the side while there are football games to be played, I’m starting to wonder.  Last weekend we had David Nelson and his Cowboys cheerleader girlfriend united on the sidelines in Dallas when Nelson gave her his touchdown ball.  Maybe the fact that even Jerry Jones thought it was romantic inspired the Broncos to invite Eric Decker’s girlfriend, country singer Jessie James, to perform during halftime of Thursday night’s Jets-Broncos game.

As CBSSports.com shared with us, Decker seems straight up giddy that his lady friend will be out on the field singing while he is in the locker room with his teammates breaking down the 64 run plays Denver ran in the first half.

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