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Full-court press: Kobe reportedly ‘aggressively pursuing’ Vanessa, promises he’ll never stray again

Feb 21, 2012, 9:49 AM EDT

Kobe Bryant AP

This much we know for sure: Kobe Bryant’s marriage is floundering in high seas, and Vanessa Bryant, who has filed for divorce (although it’s not yet official) was seen canoodling with him following a Lakers’ game on Valentine’s Day. he’s apparently trying to win her back, and has spared no expense, according to reports. London Daily Mail:

According to, he has ‘aggressively’ pursued Vanessa for the last three weeks. He’s been doing everything in his power to get her back, including buying lavish gifts such as an expensive piece of jewellery.

Though she’s been receptive and wants to believe him, sources say she’s not sure their marriage can be saved.

Meanwhile, TMZ is also saying that Vanessa is shopping for an apartment in Manhattan. So unless Kobe is hankering to join the Knicks, that doesn’t mesh well wit the marriage reconciliation theory. Nor does this:

Vanessa now owns three estates in Newport Beach, after Kobe transferred title to her as part of their divorce — which has not yet become final. And, as we first reported, Vanessa will score a total of $75 mil in the settlement.

Vanessa Bryant Shops for NY Apartment Bye, Bye, L.A.? [TMZ]

  1. goforthanddie - Feb 21, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Damn son, if you’re going to buy companionship, buy something new. You’ve already spent enough on this one.

  2. coats2m - Feb 22, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    Sometimes I think to myself that I would love to have the money and fame that professional athletes/celebrities have. Then again when I read stories like this it makes me realize how much it must suck to have every single moment in your life scrutinized and documented by some sleazy TMZ/paparazzi. Sure most of the time everyone says “well it comes with the job” but stop and think about how it annoying it must get. I’ll keep my job, and my meager earnings and enjoy the fact that my dirty laundry isn’t shared with 300 million people. The American people need to get their heads out of their butts and start caring more about their communities and the people around them, then what Jay-Z named his baby, who the Kardashians are sleeping with this week, or who just got kicked off American Idol. get out of the house, volunteer, be a mentor, improve your community.

  3. limonadamas - Feb 22, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    I hope he’s thinking with his head and not just his heart… once his extension kicks in, if Vanessa wants to leave him again at any point, she might be “entitled” to way more than $75 million.