Kobe Bryant Divorce: Is the 'Other Woman' Carla Dibello?

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    Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant carries his daughter Gianna, as his wife Vanessa and daughter Natalia (2nd R) stand next to him during the NBA Championship parade in Los Angeles, California, June 21, 2010.
By Benge Nsenduluka, CP Reporter
December 19, 2011|1:12 pm

The "other woman" in the Kobe Bryant divorce has been identified as Carla Dibello, although it is believed Bryant could have been with more women.

Dibello, 27, is one of Kim Kardashian's best friends and works as a producer for Kardashian's reality shows "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" and "Kourtney and Kim Take New York.”

It is believed that Dibello and the Lakers All-Star guard have maintained a friendship for years and eventually the friendship evolved into something it shouldn’t have, despite Bryant's marriage to estranged wife Vanessa, according to Radar Online.

Dibello once worked as director of strategic relations for SBE Group, which owns a number of exclusive restaurants and hotels.

Her job involved regular business dealings with high profile celebrities and athletes, which is reportedly how she could have met 33-year-old Bryant.

Last week the couple's publicist revealed that after 10 years of marriage, Vanessa had filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences.”

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Speculators believe that Vanessa regularly suspected that her husband was committing adultery after Bryant's 2003 Colorado sexual assault controversy.

According to TMZ, Vanessa learned about Bryant's recent infidelity through the wives of fellow NBA players. It is said to be common for players to confide in their wives in confidence about the infidelities of other players.

Often, to their dismay, their wives share information, which can in turn jeopardize the players’ relationships.

Kobe and Vanessa have two children, and under California law, 29-year-old Vanessa is entitled to 50 percent of Bryant's assets because there is no prenuptial agreement.

Bryant has played for the Los Angeles Lakers since 1996, and is reportedly worth $150 million.

 

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