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Kobe Bryant, wife call off high-profile divorce: 'We have reconciled'

January 12, 2013 |  8:06 am

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant at a 2012 news conference. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

After more than a year of legal maneuvers, it appeared Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa were nearing the close of their high-profile divorce proceeding in an Orange County court.

But on Friday, Vanessa Bryant had some surprising news.

"We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled. Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are looking forward to our future together. Kobe & Vanessa," she wrote on her Instagram page.

No further details were released. The couple had been in the process of dividing their assets.

A Newport Coast home owned by Kobe Bryant's wife has sold for $3.2 million, real estate records show.

Vanessa Bryant's home at 4 Windemere Court includes 6,026 square feet of space on 0.29 acres in the tony Pelican Ridge neighborhood, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

The Mediterranean-style home on a cul-de-sac boasts five bedrooms, six bathrooms and five fireplaces.

The name of the home's buyer was not immediately available, according to a representative from the Orange County clerk-recorder's office.

The Bryants still live in Newport Beach. The three homes the couple owned in the area were transferred into Vanessa Bryant's name after she filed for divorce from the Laker guard in December 2011 after 10 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.


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Photo: Kobe and Vanessa Bryant at a 2012 news conference. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times