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Are we surprised that another high profile couple bit the dust? No, not at all! However men and women alike were caught off guard when we found out that Kobe Bryant didn’t have Vanessa sign a prenuptial agreement some 10 years ago. Love is blind and all that but Kobe was worth a pretty penny before he got married to the 17yr old he met at a YoungBloodz video shoot back in 1999. Much to the displeasure of his parents, Kobe married Vanessa and was so smitten that he didn’t have his well paid lawyers prepare a prenup for the pretty lady to sign. #wheredeydodatat
Kobe’s not the first idiot to let love blind him into entering a lopsided marriage where his fortune is at stake and the partner has everything to gain. Paul McCartney comes to mind for some strange reason. Unfortunately for Kobe, the good state of California cuts the small talk and asks for half up front plus child support. I’m reminded of that prolific line from the great wordsmith Kanye West “cause when she leave yo a$$ she gon leave with half!” I’m inclined to believe that Vanessa deserves a quality payday but half is a number I can’t fathom sharing with my ex wife. Now what’s mine is yours and what’s yours is mine until you want to leave, then I have to get Oran “Juice” Jones on you and tell you to leave with what you came with. Let me break down why Vanessa shouldn’t be getting half:
Till death do us part
What happened to the sanctity of marriage? What happened to couples taking their vows before God and being accountable to the word they whispered from their hearts to God’s ears. Oh those were just words, ok then!
by Charing Ball
So Vanessa Bryant, wife of NBA Star Kobe Bryant has finally wised up and has decided to kick Kobe’s arrogant cheating behind to the curb.
Vanessa filed divorce papers after catching the NBA star engaging in his “latest act of infidelity,” according to TMZ. And according to the LA Times, the divorce papers, which had been filed on Friday, may have been in the works for some time now. Though details of what Vanessa could expect from enduring years of infidelity were not made available in the document, Vanessa Bryant’s mother has gone on record to gleefully express that the couple had no prenuptial agreement. Okay, gleefully is my word but I beat my bottom dollar that somebody in that family is grinning from ear to ear.
However as news of the impending split made its way around the internet, most of the comments I’ve read bypassed concern over the well-being of the children and instead focused squarely on the well-being of Kobe’s pockets. I must have read dozens of comments critical of Vanessa for not realizing that it was her job as a Basketball wife to get cheated on. I mean, doesn’t she realize that her husband is powerless to the advances of sex crazed groupies, who are ready and willing to throw themselves at a famous man? It’s not like he could say, “No. Stop. Don’t. I’m married.” No these groupies are ravenous man eaters, who will rip the clothes off of these poor defenseless men and force them to perform all sorts of sexual acts against their will. The only logical conclusion is that Vanessa must be a gold digger.
Although I poke fun, I do see where some folks are coming from. I like to believe that there are some professional athletes, who are faithful to their wives. However, I am a lost right now to actually name them. Moreover when stories do arise of professional athletes getting divorced, the grand majority of them do because of issues related to acts of infidelity. You can help but to think that women, who marry professional athletes or rich people in general, shouldn’t expect fidelity. However, why do these men,who are constantly tempted and caught up, get married in the first place?
This may come as a surprise to many but I’m actually a poor person. Well, I’m not desolate but I do fit nicely into the newest Census data of 1 in 2 people in this country, who are like a paycheck away from the poor house. Nevertheless, I would like to think that if I was rich, I would never marry. Not because I didn’t want to have a significant other but because it is hard enough now trying to find a person who I could trust not to rob me blind. It goes without saying that if you’re ultra wealthy, you will attract gold diggers and it will be impossible to see what their true intentions are. Mo money, Mo problems. Therefore I would go the Oprah route and have an in-house Stedman, who I could love, canoodle with and force to watch The Real Housewives series with me. But I would also be on birth control, the best my money could buy and I would make my Stedman leave on the weekends, to ensure that our relationship doesn’t enter common-law status.