VANESSA BRYANT OPENS UP ABOUT HER RUMORED BEEF W/ KHLOE KARDASHIAN-ODOM, BEING A MOM, & SAYS SHE WOULDN’T WANT TO BE WITH SOMEONE WHO COULDN’T WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS
After years of hearing gossip and rumors about Kobe Bryant‘s other half Vanessa, she’s finally taken to the press to give some of her own perspective. The mom of two opens up to New York Magazine about pretty much everything people would want to know except Kobe‘s cheating (of course).
Her comment about being with someone who wins championships has re-sparked the whole gold-digger debate, and I’m sure that will make people more interested in reading it. Check out the interview insideOn her and Kobe (the early days):
He’d come to school to get me in a black Mercedes, and flood the school with roses. My curfew was 10 p.m., and he got done with practice at 2 p.m., so that’s how we’d see each other. [...] I was 18 and a half [when I was married], and I remember requesting a dress without flowery lace or tulle. Vera Wang designed what she called a glamazon-mermaid gown for me, with fabric-covered buttons down the back.” These days, the dress is stored in her cedar closet, in the exact same condition. “I love it,” she says. “It’s perfect.”
On Khloe Kardashian-Odom and her exclusive treatment from the Laker‘s organization:
Everything is false. Khloé was at my 29th birthday. I don’t get involved in the drama. I’ve been with Kobe since I was 17, so I’ve seen plenty of players, and plenty of wives, come and go. It wouldn’t benefit me whatsoever to have an issue with any of them, whether they were a girlfriend, or a wife, a person-of-a-month, or … you know. And I think that’s why the Lakers as an organization give me the access that I have, that other wives don’t have.” [She talks about the tunnel on the way to the locker room that she stands in to give Kobe a kiss after games, the one that cameras always pan to.] “If you notice, I am the only one allowed in that tunnel. I don’t like standing outside and giving him a kiss in front of all the cameras. So I stand in there to get away from them. But then the cameras end up following. And if the girls are there, sometimes, that’s their kiss good night for Daddy, and when he comes home, they’re asleep.”