Vanessa Bryant is unloading the California home deeded to her by estranged husband Kobe in January. The basketball star’s partner of 13 years has listed one of her mansions in Newport Beach, California for $3.75million, according to TMZ. The price is more than $1million over the asking price in 2003, when the couple purchased the property. According to the website, Vanessa’s mother has lived in the residence since January.
When the 6,000 square foot property is snapped up, it is unclear whether her parent will be moving in with Vanessa and her grandchildren or will find a place elsewhere. Meanwhile, Kobe’s estranged wife continues to live in the $4.6million mansion which is just a few blocks away. The Los Angeles Lakers personality moved out of the home when news of their pending divorce became public. The couple married on April 18, 2001 and Vanessa filed for divorce from Kobe on Dec 16, 2011.
Kobe and Vanessa have requested joint custody of their daughters, Natalia and Gianna. However, there have been reports of a reconciliation between the pair. The Bryants’ original family home was purchased in 2002 for about $4million and another home in the same guard gated community in which Vanessa’s mother lives was purchased in 2003 for $2.65 million.
The third home which Kobe Bryant has now obtained title to himself was purchased in July of 2008 for $9.45million and now appears to be nearing completion after being under construction for the last three years. In August, Vanessa hit back over claims she married the NBA mega star for the fame and money.
The mother-of-two was responding to a recent interview she gave to New York Magazine, in which she said: ‘I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can’t win championships.’ But she later corrected herself: ‘I’m sad to hear that comments in my New York Magazine interview are being misconstrued and taken out of context. I have and will continue to support my husband’s dreams.’
Vanessa went on: ‘I have been with Kobe for 13 years. I accepted his marriage proposal prior to him winning any of his five championships with his teammates. ‘For anyone to think otherwise is wrong. It is not about being married to a ‘winner’ it is about our sacrifice as a family. ‘