Vanessa Bryant posts an announcement on Instagram indicating that her marriage to NBA superstar Kobe Bryant will remain intact and the divorce action that she initiated in December 2011 has been dropped.
The couple split thirteen months ago when she abruptly decided that his rampant infidelity throughout their ten year marriage was a deal breaker. They’ve since been able to work out their differences and will remain together with their daughters Natalia and Gianna.
She released this message on Friday:
Bryant was 21 when he met 17-year-old Vanessa while she was working as a background dancer on a music video. They wed eighteen months later and endured his sexual assault scandal in the summer of 2003. The NBA star was arrested for assaulting a 19-year-old hotel employee. He admitted having sexual relations but denied it was a sexual assault and later quietly settled a civil lawsuit for an undisclosed settlement.
The athlete is in his seventeenth season with the Los Angeles Lakers and has helped lead the team to five NBA Championships, the last in 2010. He recently joined Twitter and shared a photo that he tagged, “Good night/good luck kiss from my shorty rock.
More photos of the couple here.
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