August 3, 2007
: A few months ago MediaTakeOut.com reported that Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa were facing marital problems. Well it now looks like a divorce is imminent.
We spoke with a person extremely close to Kobe Bryant, who claims that the 28 year old ball player is ready to put an end to his 6 year marriage. The insider tells MediaTakeOut.com, “They’ve been trying [to make things better] now for more than a year, but it’s just not working out … Kobe’s in the process of moving out [of their home] and both are ready to officially end things.”
But if you’re expecting fireworks in the divorce battle – you might be disappointed. According to our inside source, Kobe and Vanessa will likely settle everything quietly. Our insider explains, “There’s very little for [Kobe and Vanessa] to fight over. Since there was no pre-nuptial agreement, Vanessa’s entitled to half the marital assets … Besides, Kobe stands to make a lot more money in the years to come – and that will be all his.”
During his professional career, Bryant is estimated to have drawn in close to $200M in earnings. And the superstar’s future earnings look even brighter. The Lakers currently owe him $88.6 million in salary over the next four seasons. And he has a number of very lucrative endorsement deals – including one with $18M left on it from Nike.