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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 Basketball-Reference.com, 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 Forbes.com, and has an additional $57 million owed to him in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 combined. SI.com reports that Bryant makes at least $10 million per year in off-court endorsements.
Comments

Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2012 5:16 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

Why do you rule out Kobe having having a black woman on his arm?



Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2012 5:15 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

 Why do you rule Kobe having a black woman on his arm?



Since: Jan 3, 2012
Posted on: January 14, 2012 5:08 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

betcha my man will have a goregeous blonde on his arm in public soon.



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2012 5:01 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

 I don't see why everyone is screaming bloody murder about what Kobe has to pay as a "severance package".  They both committed to an equal partnership it didn't work out, of course its going to be split 50/50 that makes sense.  If he was going to have an issue then he should have gotten a prenuptial agreement.
You must be a woman.
With Kobe bringing in that kind of dough to the partnership, she must have been absolutely SATANIC in the sack (or something) to be considered anything close to an equal partnership.



Since: Jan 26, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2012 4:50 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

lol i dont see why she needs spousal support or child support. you really need that with 75mill? lmao



Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2012 4:28 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

I hope she puts some of that money towards her herpes outbreaks, maybe they'll find a cure for her with that money!



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2012 4:16 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

Who would have thought that Vanessa Bryant would become the second highest paid Laker?



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2012 3:59 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

I love being a married man. But If I made that kind of money and did what kobe or tiger did for a living I just wouldnt get married. And that it. The system(marriage)shouldnt be about money anyway. And the whole idea of maintaing that standard of life is just plain stupid. mo of course.



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2012 3:53 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

typically in most marriages there is this line that comes up, something to the extent of "for richer and for poorer until death...."
Now of course divorce happens I'm a realist, but I don't see why everyone is screaming bloody murder about what Kobe has to pay as a "severance package".  They both committed to an equal partnership it didn't work out, of course its going to be split 50/50 that makes sense.  If he was going to have an issue then he should have gotten a prenuptial agreement.  Of course he didn't know that their marriage was going to end up this way, but neither did Vanessa Bryant.  If they've already come to terms it wouldn't seem that Kobe is terribly upset, so why are people getting worked up about the terms of the settlement, its not anybodys assets but theirs.



Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2012 3:52 pm
 

Report: Kobe Bryant to pay $75 million in divorce

And here I thought prostitution was illegal.


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