Kobe Bryant Divorce: He Could Lose $40 Million, Experts Say

Sat, December 17, 2011 5:21pm EST by 9 Comments
Kobe Bryant Divorce

HollywoodLife.com spoke to a legal expert who told us EXCLUSIVELY that Vanessa Bryant could walk away with a ton of his money in this high-profile split!

Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa Bryant are headed for divorce, and their 10 and a half year marriage didn’t have a prenup. That lack of foresight will almost certainly cost Kobe much of the fortune he amassed in the NBA!

Kobe, 33, will have to pay Vanessa, 29, plenty in court, Beverly Hills attorney Mark McBride tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.

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“The marriage is older than ten years,” he said. “The rule of thumb is that if you have a marriage that is less than ten years, alimony is about half the length of the marriage. Because the marriage here that is a little bit longer then ten years, she could try to get alimony for quite a longer time, something that would be over five years. But it sounds like she was making overtures to have the kids a lot more then him, so i wonder if that was dealt with in the settlement. But in terms of what she could get, she could get basically half of his profit that was amassed over 10 and a half years. Its not gross, the value of what he makes after community expenses, less community debts and then she would get half of his remaining cash flow. So if he made $150 million in a little over ten years, and after you take off any liabilities and debts and anything like that then he has probably made a profit of $80 million, and that would mean she would get $40 million.”

Do YOU think Kobe was foolish to not ask for a prenup, HollywoodLifers?

– Reporting By Russ Weakland, Written By William Earl

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quinn

Posted at 10:34 AM on February 14, 2012  

So how much money is Kobe really losing?

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ely

Posted at 1:43 PM on December 19, 2011  

Bonnie that is BS! Leave with what you came in? she has what 2 or 3 kids by him. She has been there since he was nothing and has stuck by him through thick and thin and when it’s a marriage its their money not just his so after 10 years if she needs to go she doesn’t have to leave with the clothes on her back because she has invested many years in the marriage. You a darn fool if you think she should leave without her cut of them millions.

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c

Posted at 10:20 AM on December 19, 2011  

hell if you put up with that man’s crap for 10 years you deserve half his $$$- its not like he’s going to be broke after that

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Liza

Posted at 1:50 AM on December 18, 2011  

Seriously , she should tk evrthng she can from him. She gave her life to him for ten years so y wouldnt she…

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Bonnie

Posted at 11:28 PM on December 17, 2011  

I agree with Naim and I said the same thing about Elin Nordegren. People kept saying she earned his money and deserved a huge payout, but I call BS. Leave with what you came with. These huge payouts are crazy… it just seems like very expensive prostitution to me!

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Shelly

Posted at 7:02 PM on December 17, 2011  

Of course he was foolish for not asking for a prenup but there is no way I’m going to believe Kobe only made somewhere in the neighborhood of $150 million for ten years of playing, plus his endorsements and whatever else he had going for him. Sorry, I find this hard to believe. It should be more, much, much more.

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Naim

Posted at 6:42 PM on December 17, 2011  

Foolish!!!! Woman these days are looking for fame and stability. Even if your broke get a PRENUP!!! Love and marriage go together oil and water in the 21st century. What a low life whore. If you are such woman leave with what you came with. In this case, she came with her vagina. Smh.

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raina

Posted at 11:25 PM on December 27, 2011  

I agree with Naim, she came to the marriage with nothing but her vagina. I would agree that she should get some money and some child support, but half of his million’s just because she was married to him for 10 years? She should consider herself lucky that he chose her out of all of the women that he could have married. Kobe should have got a prenup before he married her. He knew that he wasn’t going to be a faithful husband, most men aren’t and regular guys don’t have Kobe’s Millions. These type of women give all women a bad name. I believe that she would have eventually left him anyway even if he didn’t cheat on her. this was just a good excuse for this golddigger to leave him and take half of his fortune. black men will never learn.

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Anonymous

Posted at 6:03 PM on December 17, 2011  

Groupie Katelyn Faber will probably resume her stalking of Kobe now that he’s free.

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