Kobe Bryant’s Widow Goes To War W/ Her Own Mom

Late NBA icon Kobe Bryant‘s widow is going head to head with her mom. New reports claim Vanessa Bryant has asked a judge to keep her day one away from a lifetime of financial support.

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Kobe Bryant’s Widow Goes To War

According to reports, the drama started after Vanessa’s mom Sofia Laine filed a lawsuit against Kobe’s estate over previously being promised a lifetime of financial aid. However, Vanessa has clapped back – legally – by pointing out why the Bryants shouldn’t have to be required to look out for her.

And, Vanessa has other reasons why she wants the lawsuit dismissed. Among them … Sofia argues Kobe made an oral promise to “take care of her financially.” Vanessa’s legal team says even if Kobe said that, it’s too vague to be enforced. And, there’s this … Sofia also says Vanessa and Kobe violated California labor laws by not giving her meal breaks, rest periods and giving her minimum wage for babysitting services. Vanessa fired back in legal docs, “[Sofia] was never an ’employee’ … [she] is a grandmother who, at times, helped her daughter and son-in-law by spending time with her grandchildren.” (TMZ)

Kobe’s Wife + Daughter Get Tats

Last week, Vanessa honored both Kobe and her late daughter GiGi following their January 2020 deaths. She and daughter Natalia relied on celebrity artist Nikko Hurtado for their remembrance body art.

“(All my tatts are single needle to keep the lines clean)…jokingly referred to as “vato style” in this video since I’m still using this older historical process. This style is not really called “vato style” (for you LITERAL headline writing folks)…. It’s referred to as Single Needle🪡 🤦🏻‍♀️. First tatt of the night done…. 8 hours to decide on the font 🙃😁 @nikkohurtado#Mambacita ❤️🦋 Thank you @bjbetts for collaborating with Nikko on my font! Tatt took 5 mins. ❤️”

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“Mambacita ❤️🦋 #Gianna#Gigi#2“

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“Thx @nikkohurtadoTatt #4@nataliabryant#Muse“

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Kobe Bryant’s wife and daughter get remembrance tattoos.
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Kobe’s Widow Speaks On Her Life + Motivation

In a recent interview with PEOPLE magazine, Vanessa spoke about how her daughters Natalia, Bianka and Capri helped her cope with the family tragedy. She was featured on the magazine’s “Women Changing The World” cover.

“This pain is unimaginable. You just have to get up and push forward. Lying in bed crying isn’t going to change the fact that my family will never be the same again. But getting out of bed and pushing forward is going to make the day better for my girls and for me. So that’s what I do.”

Vanessa Slams Meek Mill For Kobe Lyrics

Recently, Bryant went to her Instagram page and didn’t hold back on checking Philly rapper Meek Mill. She quoted his leaked lyrics and explained just how much of an impact they’ve had on her.

“Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period. I am not familiar with any of your music, but I believe you can do better than this. If you are a fan, fine, there’s a better way to show your admiration for my husband. This lacks respect and tact.”