Kobe Bryant Divorce: Vanessa Gets 3 Newport Mansions
Kobe and Vanessa Bryant split (BET.com)
Citing sources close to the couple, TMZ says that the property settlement agreement has already been finalized.
Vanessa is reportedly walking roughly half of the former couple's estimated $150 million in assets.
TMZ reports that Vanessa will get all three of their mansions in the Newport Beach area.
The properties include the house the couple was living in, an estate her mom lives at, and a new estate that was just completed.
Vanessa filed for divorce in December, citing "irreconcilable differences."
TMZ quoted sources as saying Vanessa ended the marriage because she believed Kobe has been unfaithful, again.
The couple married without a prenup in 2001, when he was 21 and she was 18. The union was opposed by many of his family members.
Vanessa has filed for joint legal and physical custody of their two children, Natalia, 8, and Gianna, 5, court documents show.
She has hired noted divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who has worked with Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears and, most recently, Maria Shriver and Kim Kardashian.
Kobe, who filed his response to the divorce minutes after Vanessa filed her petition, says he will pay her spousal support.
The couple released a joint statement saying they have resolved all issues privately, with the assistance of counsel.
A final settlement is not expected to be filed in Orange County Superior Court until next year.
In 2003, Bryant was arrested for sexually assaulting 19-year old hotel employee Katelyn Faber in Colorado.
Bryant had checked into The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera in Eagle County in advance of undergoing knee surgery nearby.
Faber accused Bryant of raping her in his hotel room the night before Bryant was to have the procedure.
Bryant admitted an adulterous sexual encounter with his accuser, but denied her sexual assault allegation.
In September 2004, the assault case was dropped by prosecutors after Faber refused to testify in the trial.
Afterward, Bryant agreed to apologize to Faber for the incident, including his public mea culpa: "Although I truly believe this encounter between us was consensual, I recognize now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did. After months of reviewing discovery, listening to her attorney, and even her testimony in person, I now understand how she feels that she did not consent to this encounter."
A civil suit was later filed and settled out of court.