The wife of Kobe Bryant filed for divorce from the Lakers superstar after catching him cheating on her, according to a TMZ report Sunday night that cited sources directly connected to the couple.
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The five-time NBA champion was reportedly busted after the wives of his teammates told Vanessa Bryant of the player’s increasingly frequent infidelities, TMZ sources said.
They claimed that the star player had told his fellow ballers of his indiscretions, and they in turn told their wives.
The report also said Vanessa Bryant had caught her husband with "multiple women" over the years, but she felt the latest alleged incident was the final straw.
Bryant, meanwhile, was being linked to one of socialite Kim Kardashian’s best friends, according to RadarOnline.
The website cited unconfirmed reports that the 33-year-old had been on very friendly terms with 27-year-old Carla DiBello for the past two years.
DiBello, a producer on the reality TV series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" and "Kourtney and Kim Take New York," has been close friends with Kardashian for a while, traveling around the world with her on work trips.
Prior to becoming a producer, DiBello worked as Steve Wynn’s assistant at his hotel casino in Las Vegas, as well as in other posts in the hotel industry.
Vanessa Bryant, who has two children with the star, filed for divorce Friday in Orange County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences.
Kobe Bryant has already moved out of the couple’s mansion in Newport Coast, Calif.
Vanessa Bryant stuck by her husband when he was accused of sexually assaulting an employee at a Colorado hotel in 2003.
The NBA star admitted to having sex with 19-year-old Katelyn Faber but denied assault. The criminal case was dropped, and a civil suit filed by the woman was later settled out of court.