How Vanessa Bryant just made it THAT much harder for women to cop a ring.Posted: January 20, 2012
ok. first and foremost, before i start, i want to be clear. KOBE CHEATED. fact is he did, i will make NO excuse for that. he was wrong, BUT….they agreed to work it out. i DO NOT condone cheating on the SO, EVER. are we clear? good.
when i read today that vanessa bryant was awarded $75 million (kobe’s estimated worth being close to $150 million) AND the 3 newport coast mansions (read more on that in a sec) i was fucking stunned. ACTUALLY, no i wasn’t. FUCK CALIFORNIA!!!! so…..basically vanessa get’s HALF of $150 million for doing nothing more than having 2 kids and dealing with a cheating husband. kobe fucked up by cheating on her, sure. but SEVENTY-FIVE FUCKING MILLION!!!!!! sorry, but he WORKED for that money, he EARNED it. i’m not going into pro-sports horseshit, but trust me, i’m pretty sure it’s NOT that bad being the wife of a pro athlete. yeah, she had 2 of his kids…somehow i don’t kobe’s gonna let his kids eat ramen and go to a public school while wearing wal-mart clothing. ain’t gonna happen. 10 million to vanessa…sure. 15 mil, ok. 20 mil….eeeeh. 25 mil…..NO. i’m pretty sure 10 mil and child support will have her living quite well. BUT. kobe’s a FUCKING MORON. a complete dolt. read below….from wikipedia.
In November 1999, 21-year-old Bryant met 17-year-old Vanessa Laine while she was working as a background dancer on the Tha Eastsidaz music video “G’d Up”. Bryant was in the building working on his debut musical album, which was never released. The two began dating and became engaged just six months later in May 2000, while Laine was still a senior at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California. To avoid media scrutiny, she finished high school through independent study. According to Vanessa’s cousin Laila Laine, there was no prenuptial agreement. Vanessa said Bryant “loved her too much for one“.
They married on April 18, 2001, at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Dana Point, California. Neither Bryant’s parents, his two sisters, longtime advisor and agent Arn Tellem, nor Bryant’s Laker teammates attended. Bryant’s parents were opposed to the marriage for a number of reasons. Reportedly Bryant’s parents had problems with him marrying so young, especially to a woman who was not African-American. This disagreement resulted in an estrangement period of over two years, which ended when Bryant had his first daughter.
In January 2002, Bryant bought a Mediterranean-style house for $4 million, located in a cul-de-sac in Newport Coast, Newport Beach. The Bryants’ first child, a daughter named Natalia Diamante Bryant, was born on January 19, 2003. The birth of Natalia influenced Bryant to reconcile his differences with his parents. Vanessa Bryant suffered a miscarriage due to an ectopic pregnancy in the spring of 2005. Their second daughter, Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, was born on May 1, 2006. Gianna was born six minutes ahead of former teammateShaquille O’Neal‘s daughter Me’arah Sanaa, who was born in Florida. On December 16, 2011, Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. Both parties resolved all the issues related to their divorce prior to the filing. Both Kobe and Vanessa requested joint custody of their daughters, Natalia and Gianna.“
wow. just WOW. after reading that…..what a fucking dumb-ass. you decide to marry an 18 year old rap video girl WITHOUT a prenup???!!!! seriously, i WISH i could be a pro-athlete, first…i’d NEVER ger married. ever. seriously. do you know michael jordan met his ex-wife when she was a waitress at bennigan’s. seriously. she now own’s a palatial estate. look, i realize that kobe’s gonna be just fine. but as much as i’m not a kobe fan, i will say this….he WORKED from a young age (3-4), and TRAINED to be a good basketball player. and vanessa is born with a vagina so by default she’s entitled to half of what HE worked for. as chris rock said, “that’s great when you’re worth $50 million, no problem. but what if you’re worth $50,000?”
i think if i continued i’d just be rambling, so i’ll stop. i’d like to point out that my grandmother gave me her wedding ring (not an antique or anything) for “that special girl”. the center stone is 2 carats and it’s surrounded by 10 1/2 carat diamonds (whatever the fuck the solitaire pops into…..foundation, bridge, i don’t fucking know). well, i’ve always joked that i’m going to sell that bitch and buy a ticket to brazil and spend 2 weeks fucking girls at termas. lol. all things considered, that’s looking like a viable option now.
i realize that most of you ladies reading this would agree that what she got is a bit much. i get that. and if you are a woman that sees the injustice in this, i salute and applaud you. you’re the good ones. BUT….realize, you’re the minority. most of the sister-hood is high-fiving and cheering this on. *smh*