Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Reportedly Reconsidering Divorce
Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa have had a little more time than usual to work on their relationship this offseason, and apparently they are making it count.
According to TMZ.com, the pair are reconsidering a divorce and will attempt to reconcile their marriage. Vanessa is not going to sign the documents that would finalize the divorce she filed for in December.
The union between the Lakers star and the former music video dancer, which began when Kobe was 21 and Vanessa was 17, has always been filled with drama. The two were engaged six months after meeting, and Kobe's mother and two sisters didn't attend the wedding ceremony two years later.
Just a couple of years after the wedding, Bryant was charged with sexual assault by a 19-year-old hotel employee in Eagle County, Colorado.
Vanessa stood by him throughout the entire ordeal, issuing the following statement, according to the Huffington Post: "I know that my husband has made a mistake—the mistake of adultery. He and I will have to deal with that within our marriage, and we will do so. He is not a criminal."
The charges were dropped one year later.
Will a reconciliation with Vanessa help Kobe on the court?
It wasn't until December 2011 that Vanessa filed for divorce after 10 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences and asking for joint legal and physical custody of their two daughters.
Now, the divorce appears to be off, and the timing couldn't be more perfect: The six-month mark that allows Vanessa and Kobe to make the divorce official rolls around on Monday. Kobe hasn't yet moved back in with Vanessa, but they have been spending a lot of time together, according to TMZ.
Though it's hard to believe that Kobe's personal turmoil contributed to the Lakers' early ouster at the hands of the Thunder this postseason, it will certainly help to have these issues buried as the team begin rebuilding in the offseason.
Perhaps the resurrection of his marriage is exactly what Kobe needs to begin focusing on the important things in his life, like convincing Lamar Odom and Derek Fisher to return to the Lakers.
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