Vanessa Bryant calls off divorce from Kobe
Vanessa initiated the divorce in Dec. 2011, but she announced on her new Instagram account Friday that the two have reconciled and that they are no longer divorcing.
“We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled,” she wrote on Instagram on behalf of her and Kobe. “Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are looking forward to our future together.”
Kobe was working hard to try to preserve the marriage after Vanessa initiated the divorce. Not only did he sign the couple’s three mansions over to her (Vanessa recently sold one for $3.22 million), but he also continued trying to be a good family man.
It was reported in June that they were working on an official reconciliation. Several months later, that has come through.
Here’s Vanessa’s Instagram posting on the matter:
TMZ speculates that Kobe may have signed a post-nuptial agreement giving Vanessa more financial power in the relationship.
Kobe and Vanessa have been married since April 2001. Kobe was 21 when he met Vanessa, then 17, as she was filming a music video as a backup dancer in Nov. 1999. They became engaged six months later and have now been married for nearly 12 years.