MOVING ON: Vanessa and Kobe Bryant
LOS ANGELES Lakers basketballer Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa announced on social media that they are no longer getting divorced.
Vanessa had filed divorce proceedings in December 2011 citing irreconcilable differences but the couple, who have two daughters, declared that they are staying together.
A message posted on Vanessa’s Instagram page on January 11 said: "We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled. Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are looking forward to our future together."
Kobe then posted a message on his Facebook page on the same day, saying: "I am happy to say that Vanessa and I are moving on with our lives together as a family.
“When the show ends and the music stops, the journey is made beautiful by having that someone to share it with. Thank you all for your support and prayers."
Back in 2003, their marriage was subject of much media speculation after Kobe was charged of sexually assaulting a hotel worker but the case was dropped by prosecutors the following year.
Kobe settled a federal lawsuit with the accuser in 2005.