Kobe Bryant Passionately Kisses His Soon-To-Be Ex-Wife Vanessa (Photos)
Moments after Kobe and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Atlanta Hawks 86-78 at the Staples Center on February 14, the 33-year-old athlete shocked witnesses, not by kissing one of his alleged mistresses, but instead by having a full-on makeout session with his estranged wife Vanessa in the tunnel on the way to the locker room.
The couple have been keeping their distance since Vanessa, 29, filed for divorce in December in the midst of allegations that Kobe, 33, had cheated on her hundreds of times over the course of their 1o-year marriage. But on Tuesday night, Vanessa could be seen laughing and having a good time while cheering her man on in the stands.
The duo have had a tumultuous romance since they wed back in April of 2001. In 2003, their marriage was famously put to the ultimate test when Kobe faced sexual assault changes at the hands of a hotel employee in Colorado. Although the charges were eventually dropped, Kobe bought Vanessa a $4 million ring that many viewed as a tactic to keep his wifey happy despite his indiscretion.
So, could the couple be headed for reconciliation? According to TMZ, the sweethearts are trying to repair their relationship for the sake of their two daughters Natalia, 8, and Gianna, 5. But, a happy ending could be harder than it looks. Since no prenup was signed before the pair wed, Vanessa stands to gain $75 million in the divorce settlement, which is basically half of Kobe’s net worth.
Check out the sexy smooch below. Do you think it’s game on for Kobe and Vanessa—or should the couple throw in the towel on their relationship?