Like we didn’t see this coming. Kobe and Vanessa have called off their divorce! Not that I am not happy, I mean, I am thrilled to see a celebrity couple giving their marriage a real shot. Especially when there are kids involved. I wish more couples would give it a shot. Period. But these two are so on and off that you are crazy if you didn’t see it coming!
The couple split thirteen months ago when Vanessa reportedly had enough of his philandering. The moved into separate homes, worked out custody arrangements and filed for divorce. Then a few months ago they were spotted going out – here on dinner, at the movies, basketball games and family outings. It was clear that this was more than co-parenting.
Today they released a statement confirming the obvious.
“We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled,” Vanessa Bryant posted on Instagram this Friday. “Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are looking forward to our future together.”
The couple met in 1999, back when Kobe was new in the game. They were young and in love. She was only 17 and he was 21. They married a short eighteen months later and have been through hell and high water. They have two beautiful daughters ages 9 and 6. Vanessa has really been put through the ringer, in 2003, when the L.A. Lakers star was charged with sexually assaulting a woman in Colorado. The charges were dropped because the alleged victim didn’t want to testify, but it still put a strain on their marriage, as Kobe did admit to infidelity.
In 2005, Kobe and Vanessa had a $50,000 recommitment ceremony and things went well for a while. In 2012 they split for just over a year and are now on the end.
“I am happy to say that Vanessa and I are moving on with our lives together as a family. When the show ends and the music stops, the journey is made beautiful by having that someone to share it with. Thank you all for your support and prayers! Much luv, Mamba out,” the Facebook post said.
Congrats to Kobe and Vanessa – more couples should look to you guys for inspiration!