Kobe Bryant's estranged wife, Vanessa Bryant has been pictured congratulating him at a recent LA Lakers game at the Staples Centre and TMZ have reported that the couple are working on a reconciliation, despite being in the middle of divorce proceedings. Photos of Vanessa and Kobe sharing a congratulatory kiss at the match against the Atlanta Hawks on Valentine's Day (February 14, 2012) were published earlier this week.
Kobe and Vanessa married in April 2001. In December 2011, Vanessa filed for divorce on grounds of irreconcilable differences amidst allegations of adultery. The couple did not sign a prenuptial agreement, meaning that Vanessa could benefit greatly from the divorce. It has already been reported that she is set to obtain three of the couple's mansions. Photos from the basketball match though, show Kobe and Vanessa seeming relaxed together and they shared a kiss after his team won the match. They have filed all of the necessary papers for the divorce, according to Daily Mail, though the process will not be complete until June, which means that they can withdraw the papers if they decide to reconcile the relationship.
Vanessa is being represented by Laura Wasser and Samantha Klein, whose clients include Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears and Angelina Jolie. She met Kobe when she was 18 years old, when she was working as a dancer in a studio where Kobe was recording. She has been approached a number of times to appear on the reality show Basketball Wives but to date, has always turned down the offers.