The couple, who met on a music-video shoot back in 1999, took to their social media accounts Friday to reveal that they're dropping their divorce proceedings in order to work through their marriage issues in pursuit of a happily ever after.
"We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled," Vanessa Bryant posted on Instagram this Friday. "Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are looking forward to our future together."
Meanwhile, Kobe took to his Facebook page with a more detailed note:
"I am happy to say that Vanessa and I are moving on with our lives together as a family. When the show ends and the music stops, the journey is made beautiful by having that someone to share it with. Thank you all for your support and prayers! Much luv, Mamba out."
The Bryants’ marriage was shaken up after Kobe admitted to infidelity in 2003. The L.A. Lakers star was charged with sexually assaulting a woman in Colorado. Kobe insisted that he thought the sex was consensual. The 19-year-old who was involved in the case didn’t want to go ahead with the trial, so the charges were later dropped.
Vanessa Bryant stood by her man throughout the proceedings, saying that the only thing he was guilty of was “the mistake of adultery.”
In 2005, the player dropped $50,000 on a recommitment ceremony with his wife.
Still, in December 2011, Vanessa decided to pull the plug on her decade-long marriage to the five-time NBA champion guard. She filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Now the pair have decided to stay married and move forward.
This is Bryant’s 17th season with the Lakers. He’s currently the fifth-leading scorer in NBA history. He is leading the NBA in scoring this season, and is very likely to play in his 15th NBA All-Star game next month in Houston.
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