Kobe Bryant’s Widow Vanessa Puts Their Investment Home on the Market
More than six months after his death, Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa Bryant is putting their Irvine investment home on the market.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Vanessa is asking for $1.995 million for the home, which they bought in 2013.
The 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home is located in the gated community of Summit at Turtle Ridge, just a few miles away from their Newport Beach home.
Last month, Vanessa's mom Sofia Laine made shocking claims in a TV interview with the Univision program “El Gorda y La Flaca.” During the sit-down interview, Sofia accused Vanessa of forcing her to move out of an Irvine home in which she had been living, and also requesting that Sofia return a car.
Laine told reporter Dave Valadez in Spanish, “She told me, 'I need you to get out of this house.' She also told me that she wanted her car and she wants it now.”
It is unclear if the house on the market is the same one that Sofia mentioned.
In response to Sofia's allegations, Vanessa said in a statement to the show, “My husband and daughter passed away unexpectedly, and yet my mother had the audacity to do a television interview speaking negatively of me while shedding tears for a car and a house that were not in her name.”
Vanessa continued, “She has removed all her diamond jewelry, emptied the apartment I provided, and put away the furniture to make it look like she doesn't have my support. My husband and I have supported her financially for the past 20 years, and continue to do so, in addition to her monthly alimony.”
According to Vanessa, her mom “has not been physically present or emotionally supportive of my daughters or me” since Kobe and Gianna's tragic deaths.
Vanessa concluded her statement, saying, “Now I see what is most important to my mother and it's more than painful. I hope that everything that is coming out about our personal relationship ends here.”