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Vanessa Bryant files for divorce from Kobe Bryant

December 16, 2011 |  4:48 pm

Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce Friday from her husband, Lakers star Kobe Bryant, in Orange County Superior Court.

DivorceThe divorce would end a 10-year marriage. Vanessa Bryant stood by her husband during the media firestorm that followed an accusation that he sexually assaulted a worker at a Colorado hotel.

A computer court record filed Friday at the Orange courthouse provided no details about the divorce.

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The couple released the following statement through a publicist: "The Bryants have resolved all issues incident to their divorce privately with the assistance of counsel and a Judgment dissolving their marital status will be entered 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."


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Photo: The Bryants arrive together for the 2004 MTV Movie Awards. Credit: Frank Micelotta / Getty Images