Kobe & Vanessa

Looks like Kobe just dodged a bullet!  Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa have canceled their plans to divorce.  The couple announced yesterday via Instagram and Facebook, that they have indeed reconciled.

Vanessa Bryant posted to Instagram: “We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled.  Our divorce action will be dismissed.  We are looking forward to our future together.  Kobe & Vanessa.” 

Kobe then confirmed Vanessa’s statement on his Facebook page: “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 make beautiful by having that someone to share it with.  Thank you for all your support and prayers!  Much luv, Mamba out.” 

Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce in December 2011, citing irreconcilable differences.  The couple was married on April 8, 2001 after only dating for six months, Kobe was 21 years old and Vanessa was 18 at the time.  They have two daughters: Natalia, 9, and Gianna, 6.

If Vanessa had gone through with the divorce, she was set to receive the couple’s three California homes and a large payout, which some felt she didn’t deserve.  Their divorce settlement birthed the phrase from rapper Drake: “b*tch you wasn’t with me shooting in the gym” which has become very popular in the hip-hop community.  Vanessa Bryant recently responded to Drake saying: “ I don’t need to be in the gym. I’m raising our daughters, signing checks and taking care of everything else that pertains to our home life… This is real life. I hold down our home life so my husband can focus on his career. It’s a partnership.”  I guess she told him!

They’re a beautiful family and we wish them the best!

Vanessa Instagram

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