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    Kobe Bryant's Wife Files for Divorce

    Kobe Bryant, Vanessa Bryant, 2009 Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

    What a roller coaster this NBA season has been so far (and it hasn't even started!).

    We jumped with joy once the lockout was over, then forced ourselves to get used to the Lakers' roster shake-up—and let's not even get into the whole Chris Paul and Dwight Howard situation—and now, it looks like Kobe Bryant is up for grabs.

    Don't worry, he'll still be rockin' a purple-and-yellow jersey, but it doesn't look like we'll see his wife Vanessa Bryant cheering on the sidelines, as E! News confirms that Bryant's wife has filed for divorce today.

    READ: Kobe Bryant Fined $100,000 for Antigay Slur

    Bryant married his soon-to-be ex-wife of more than ten years ago—which in California, grants Vanessa guaranteed spousal support for some time—in April 2001and they have two daughters together, Natalia Diamante, 8, and Gianna Maria-Onore, 5.

    MORE: View the documents

    "We ask that in the interest of our young children and in light of the upcoming holiday season, the public respect our privacy during this most difficult time," the couple told The Insider.

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