Kobe Bryant Getting Divorced, #DamnKobe Trends

  • Late Friday afternoon, the Internet woke up from a rather slow news day to discover that the Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa Bryant are getting divorced. According to TMZ, Vanessa filed for divorce Friday afternoon citing “irreconcilable differences”. The couple has two daughters – 8 and 5 years old.

  • The Bryant’s marriage has long been in scrutiny since Kobe was accused of sexually assaulting a Colorado woman in 2003.

    While he denied the assault, the all-star admitted to cheating on his wife and issued a public apology: “You’re my backbone”, he shared. “I’m so sorry I put you through this and having to put our family through this.”

    Meanwhile, people are most surprised about the fact that Kobe, who has a net worth of around $200 million, had no prenup. You know what that means… at least one person will be walking away satisfied. 

    The online reaction has also caused “Damn Kobe” to trend on Twitter: