Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant were married for almost two decades before the LA Lakers icon passed away in a tragic helicopter crash. It was not always beautiful in their marriage life, the couple had their fair share of drama along the way as well. The world is aware of Kobe’s sexual assault case. For context, the Black Mamba was accused of sexually assaulting a girl who was working at a hotel at the time.
Understandably, that caused a rift between Kobe and Vanessa, as the former admitted to cheating on his wife, but not assaulting the woman. That was not the worst stage of their relationship, however. Vanessa filed for divorce on December 16, 2011. She mentioned that the reason for their divorce was “Irreconcilable differences.”
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Despite that, there were some to speculate that Kim Kardashian’s best friend, Carla DiBello was the reason for the differences between Kobe and Vanessa. Rumors claimed that Kobe cheated on Vanessa with Carla, prompting his wife to give up on their marriage.
Did Kobe Bryant cheat on Vanessa Bryant?
Carla was Kim Kardashian’s friend, she is still closely knit with the Kardashian family. She is a producer on the world-known TV show ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians.’ When Vanessa decided it was best to separate from Kobe, RadarOnline reported that she was on “very friendly terms” with him.
She was not the only woman that the Black Mamba was linked with. As sources mentioned over the years, Bryant might have cheated on Vanessa with more than 100 women. This was throughout their marriage, from 2001 to 2011. That was one of the main reasons for Vanessa to file for a divorce, although that was not what she disclosed to the world.
Together with that, rumors started spreading that Carla admitted to being close to Kobe. However, she later denied commenting on Kobe Bryant at all, according to AccessOnline. The women Kobe has cheated with have all denied having a relationship with the Lakers icon. No one was revealed to have a link to the NBA star even when Vanessa reportedly hired an investigator to catch her husband in the act.
Kobe did not comment on any of these rumors, and it stayed that way until his death as well. Although their marriage was more of a rollercoaster ride, Vanessa stuck with Kobe through it all. Even though he openly admitted to cheating on her, Vanessa made sure to work things out with him. All these allegations caused a hard time for the couple, especially when she had a miscarriage in 2004, which Kobe blames himself for.