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Kobe Bryant divorce: Vanessa cites 'irreconcilable differences'

December 16, 2011 |  5:10 pm

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Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant said they have "resolved all the issues" related to their divorce in private and that final court papers will be filed next year.

DivorceVanessa Bryant filed for divorce in Orange County Superior Court on Friday afternoon, stating her intentions to end her 10-year marriage to the Lakers star.

A computer record of the divorce filing does not contain details of the divorce. But a copy of the filing obtained by TMZ.com shows that Vanessa Bryant cited "irreconcilable differences."

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In a statement released by their publicist, the couple said a final judgment for the marriage will be filed with the Orange County court in 2012.

"We ask that in the interest of our young children and in light of the upcoming holiday season the public respect our privacy during this most difficult time," they said in the statement.
The couple also asked for privacy in a statement to "The Insider" TV show.
Vanessa Bryant is being represented by noted divorce attorney Laura Wasser.

-- Victoria Kim

Photo: At a 2003 press conference Kobe Bryant admitted adultery but denied rape accusation. Credit: Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times