Last week, she was said to be ’embarrassed’ and ‘furious’ at her husband for being photographed talking to two women while shirtless in a night club.
But today, on/off married couple Kobe and Vanessa Bryant looked like they were having a very fun time watching the final Olympic swimming match in London with their six-year-old daughter Gianna Maria-Onore.
The 30-year-old brunette beauty couldn’t stop laughing and smiling as her 33-year-old NBA star husband playfully tickled her underarm, and at one point Vanessa was even seen dancing in her seat at the packed Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park.
Little Gianna showed her patriotism at the athletic event in a super cute American flag T-shirt with one spaghetti strap, denim shorts and a red ribbon on her ponytail. Last week, Kobe was caught embracing another woman who wasn’t his wife at a game, but it was only First Lady Michelle Obama.
Kobe, who’s net worth is estimated to be $200million, chose a basic black Nike T-shirt as he held his little girl in his lap, while Vanessa wore a red tank top covered with a black cardigan. Not seen today was their nine-year-old Natalia Diamante Bryant.
The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard led his U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team in a triumphant win over Nigeria 156-73 last Thursday night, and they narrowly beat Lithuania 99-94 tonight. And just as he’s led his team in three straight victories, it seems that Black Mamba has also been winning in his personal life. As it turns out his wife of 11 years wasn’t afraid that the ball player was flirting with other women at nightclubs last week — Vanessa was reportedly only angry because Kobe allowed himself to be photographed in the compromising situations.
According to TMZ, a source close to Kobe said he only lost his shirt at the afterparty because someone had spilled a drink on him — while he sent for a cleaner, dryer shirt. And the two previous women photographed with him at a table at a Barcelona nightclub were apparently only seeking an autograph from the handsome athlete. Kobe and Vanessa, who were on the verge of divorce two months ago, seem to have patched things up and have a better line of communication these days. The former dancer originally filed for divorce in December after Kobe reportedly cheated on her multiple times with other women over the course of their marriage and, despite him handing her over a large settlement that included the deeds to their three mansions, the pair never finalised it. he couple’s relationship has been somewhat of a rollercoaster, which was monumentally rocked when Kobe was arrested in 2003 for sexual assault on a 19-year-old employee of a Colorado hotel.
While the case was eventually dropped, the philandering basketball star did admit to a sexual encounter with his accuser. Kobe married Vanessa in 2001 at Dana Point, California, when he was 21 and she was 18, despite his family, agent, and teammates opposing the union. According to Vanessa’s cousin Laila Laine, there was no prenuptial agreement since Vanessa said Bryant ‘loved her too much for one’.