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Kobe Bryant: Wife Vanessa suffered miscarriage during rape trial

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Kobe Bryant opened up in an unprecedented way in his new documentary and even revealed that wife Vanessa suffered a miscarriage during his rape trial in 2004.

Bryant was investigated for sexual assault in 2003 after having sex with a woman who worked at the Colorado hotel where he was staying ahead of a procedure he was set to undergo on his knee. The charges against Bryant were dismissed in 2004 after the accuser said she would not testify, and the two later settled a civil suit.

In his new documentary “Muse,” which aired on Showtime over the weekend, Bryant revealed that Vanessa suffered a miscarriage with what would have been their second child.

“Things would have been really easy to leave, especially during that time. It would have been much easier to leave. Take half the money. Have your daughter. But she didn’t do that.

“We were expecting our second child during that time. There was so much stress … she actually miscarried. I have a real hard time dealing with that because I felt like it was just my fault. Like we should be building our family but because of my mistake — because of this tough year — we lost a baby.

“We tried to justify — you don’t realize how common miscarriages are, you know, these things happen and it’s a part of the process. But the reality is it happened because of me. That’s the reality of it. And that’s something that I gotta carry forever.”

The Bryants’ first child, daughter Natalia, was born in 2003. The miscarriage occurred during the spring of 2005. Their second daughter, Gianna, was born in May 2006.

The miscarriage was one of many difficult times in the relationship between Kobe and Vanessa. She reportedly was fuming when some shirtless photos of Kobe were taken in 2012, which were released months after she filed for divorce in late 2011. The two eventually called off the split in 2013 and got back together.

H/T TMZ Sports

Vanessa Bryant to be on ‘Real Housewives of OC?’

kobe-vanessa-bryantVanessa Bryant doesn’t seem like the type to take part in a dramatic reality TV show like “Real Housewives of Orange County,” but that may be exactly why the shows producers are reportedly looking to add her. According to RumorFix.com, there will be a new face on the next season of RHOC and it could be Kobe Bryant’s better half.

“There will be a new girl and a new friend,” an insider reportedly told the gossip site. “They are looking at athletes’ wives. There is one who plays professional baseball. There have also been talks of Kobe Bryant’s wife being scoped out.”

Earlier this month, Radar Online reported that one of the shows current stars, Tamra Judge, could be given the boot with the producers looking to get rid of her pot-stirring antics and add a “voice of reason” to the cast.

“Everyone is stirring the pot too much. So they’re NOT looking for someone who’s a sex pot or out of control,” Radar Online reported. “Actually, just the opposite. They want someone who’s really successful, an entrepreneur or just someone who’s well respected among their peers.”

Vanessa and Kobe Bryant nearly went through a divorce last year but ended up reconciling. There have also been rumors that Vanessa hates Khloe Kardashian, which has the potential to make for good television. We’ll see if the rumors come to fruition.

Kobe Bryant posts picture of wife Vanessa in skimpy lingerie

Kobe Bryant probably had a better Valentine’s Day than you. How do we know that? Because wow, I’m still in shock about the picture he shared of wife Vanessa wearing some skimpy lingerie.

Kobe posted the photo to his Instagram account Friday night and called Vanessa “Queen Mamba.” Here was the caption:

“#QueenMamba @ladyvb24 Celebrate the one you love #myvalentine happy valentines day to all #blessings”

The picture is so risque, I’ve posted it below the jump.

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Kobe Bryant does family Christmas card with Lakers colors

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Kobe Bryant made his season debut with the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night, scoring nine points and grabbing eight rebounds in 28 minutes against the Toronto Raptors. Over the weekend, his wife Vanessa also debuted the family’s Christmas card. It has a Laker theme.

As you can see from the photo above that Vanessa posted on Instagram, there is plenty of purple and gold going on. Kobe and Vanessa also posed for a photo without their kids.

In the wake of the massive contract extension Kobe signed that will likely keep him with the Lakers for the remainder of his career, it only makes sense that he went with the purple and gold theme.

Kobe posts bikini picture of Vanessa Bryant on Instagram

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Kobe Bryant has opened up parts of his personal life to his fans ever since joining Twitter and Instagram this year, and the Los Angeles Lakers star got extra personal on Monday.

Kobe is on a tour in China, and he expressed his longing for wife Vanessa.

“Miss my #Qm #allreal #Ishouldknow #CapriSun #chinatour” Bryant wrote on Instagram.

Nothing quite like Kobe boasting about his “all real” wife. It’s nice to see things going well between the couple after all the difficulty they have had.

Kobe Bryant may have been facing $1.36 million in monthly spousal and child support payments if divorce went through

kobe vanessa bryantTake it from me: Divorce is really, really expensive, especially in California. The news recently broke that Kobe and Vanessa Bryant have reconciled. If you’re wondering how much Kobe would have to pony up if he and Vanessa Bryant couldn’t get back together, you might want to keep reading. You also might want to sit down.

Kobe would obviously have to pay child support for his two daughters, Natalia and Gianna. As required by federal law, California uses a formula to calculate child support. The most important factors in determining child support are the incomes of the spouses and the timeshare each spouse has with the children.

As Kobe and Vanessa did not sign a prenuptial agreement, Kobe would also have to pay spousal support to Vanessa. In California, the higher-earning spouse can be expected to support the lower-earning spouse for half the length of the marriage in many cases. However, once a marriage hits 10 years, it’s a totally different ball game. A 10-year marriage is considered a long-term marriage and a California judge can award spousal support indefinitely. Vanessa and Kobe crossed that 10-year threshold a few months before Vanessa initiated divorce proceedings, meaning Kobe might have had to pay spousal support for the rest of Vanessa’s life (ouch).

So what are we looking at in terms of child and spousal support?

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Vanessa Bryant calls off divorce from Kobe

Vanessa Bryant has called off her divorce from Kobe a little over a year after initiating the process.

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.

The two were spotted kissing on Valentine’s Day, and they attended a Los Angeles Kings playoff game together with their children a few months later.

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:

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