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Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

Posted on: January 14, 2012 2:17 pm
Edited on: January 14, 2012 2:23 pm
Posted by Ben Golliver kobe-bryant-vanessa-bryant

She is about to get half.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant will likely be on the hook for $75 million or more in a divorce settlement with his wife, Vanessa, because he did not have a prenuptial agreement. The couple announced that they were filing for divorce in December. 
The apparent lack of a prenuptial agreement -- coupled with 10 years of marriage -- will likely significantly increase the size of Vanessa Bryant's divorce settlement with Kobe Bryant, legal experts said.

Some estimates put Kobe Bryant's net worth at $150 million. Legal experts said Vanessa Bryant will probably receive at least $75 million in addition to ongoing spousal and child support.

The fact the marriage lasted 10 years gives Vanessa Bryant several advantages under California divorce law. After passing the 10-year mark, attorney Dmitry Gorin said, a marriage is defined as a lengthy one, which means the spouse is allowed to maintain her standard of living after the split.
The couple has two daughters, ages 8 and 5.

In a prepared statement issued to the media in December, a representative of the Bryant said: "The Bryants have resolved all issues incident to their divorce privately with the assistance of counsel and a Judgment dissolving their marital status will be entered in 2012." 

According to, Bryant has earned more than $196 million in salary during his NBA career. Bryant is on the books for $25 million for the 2011-2012 season, tops in the NBA according to, and has an additional $57 million owed to him in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 combined. reports that Bryant makes at least $10 million per year in off-court endorsements.

Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2012 9:20 pm

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

DAMN!!!  If I was a athlete, I would never get married...just have fuck buddies! Less expensive, less hassle, and less stress! Plus, no dramas...

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 8:55 pm

Ongoing spousal support?

What kind of horse pucky is that?  I'm pretty sure $75 million is more than enough for her to live on.  If women want to be equal to men, they have to stop expecting the man to support them when they aren't even married.  Back when men had all of the good jobs, this was almost reasonable.  Nowadays, though, it sucks for everyone equally.  

Ultimately, there is absolutely no reason for the male to be expected to continue paying the female spousal support after they are no longer married.  It makes the provider object have to continue to provide, while the sex object no longer has to "sex." 

Since: Feb 21, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 7:55 pm

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

Vanessa knows what she was doing..Kobe will score 40+ for the rest of the season LOL

Since: Jan 26, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2012 7:41 pm

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

Who cares what Kobe Bryant must pay his wife in their divorce? The only thing that matters is how the man plays NBA basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers on a nightly basis! His off the court stuff is really none of our business and don't think we should concern ourselves with it to be honest about it!

Since: Dec 11, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2012 7:23 pm

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

i dont know but unless ur michael jordon wifey 75M is not worth it. atletes so should do wat we regular money maker dudes do. go to da steets and get prostitutes. they are way cheaper cuz honestly 75M even for a rich person or someone like kobe bryant is just to much. i spend less then 1k on women a year. ppl with girlfreinds spend more a year i bet and celebs spend millions on these gold diggers. shes hot but there are some hot girls on da street too.

Since: Aug 13, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2012 7:19 pm

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

Wondering if she hung around just long enough to hit the 10+ year mark...

Sorry Kobe...but he'll be able to focus on the court.  Look how well he performed with the "rape" charge.

Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 7:11 pm

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

gotta love the "bloodsucking lawyers" comments- most likely made by some low life who was too lazy to work hard for the shot at a better life. Classic. Keep on trucking dude.

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 6:49 pm

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

It has little do with the "bloodsucking" lawyers. Those numbers are based on laws and statutes that have stood for a long time. There are two predominant ways to deal with marital income in a divorce. One is that the money to be split starts counting as soon as the marriage starts. The second is all money past and present, irregardless of the when it was made (in regards to the marriage), is counted during a divorce. The "bloodsucking" lawyers are just working with what the law says! If you have a problem with divorce settlements take it up with politicians who establish the laws. And keep in mind a pre-nup would of brought that amount down. So Kobe is a dumbass for not getting one.

Since: Jun 9, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2012 6:47 pm

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

CLASSIC HATER ARTICLE! Kobe has three straight 40 + games. Hey let me write an article about his personal life because I dont know how else to bash him.

Just remember , You can't take away the 5 rings, the trophys, the MVP's during the season, MVP's During the ALL STAR games, the MVP's During the finals, the All Star appearances . 

Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: January 14, 2012 6:35 pm

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

its a hard life when you get 75 mil to go away i shed no tears whatsoever

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