Costly Real Estate Turnovers for Soon-To-Be-Single Kobe Bryant
Turns out that the $4 million diamond ring Kobe Bryant gave his wife after his extramarital affairs became public years ago was only a warm-up act.
With the Lakers’ star and Vanessa speeding to divorce, Kobe will now pay big-time for the lack of a prenuptial agreement with the mother of his two daughters.
Recent reports show that Kobe has transferred over all three of his luxury Orange County homes to his soon-to-be ex-wife as a part of her massive divorce settlement. But that’s not all Vanessa’s getting out the deal. She’ll walk away with approximately $75 million, which represents close to half of their total assets, estimated at around $150 million.
The Bryants jointly owned the three properties worth an estimated $18.8 million. They purchased their first home (shown below) in Newport Coast, CA, on October 1997 for $1.7 million. The estate, which is now valued at around $4.6 million, is situated on .47 acres and boasts 6 bedrooms and approximately 6,500-square feet of living space. According to Real Estalker the home includes various entertainment terraces, built-in barbecue center, lush lawns, and a swimming pool and spa.
In August 2003, the couple picked up another home just two short blocks away in the same gated community of Pelican Ridge for $2.65 million (shown below). The New York Post indicates it’s currently occupied by Vanessa’s mother.
In July 2007, Kobe and Vanessa purchased yet another mega-mansion. This one is in Newport Beach, CA in the gated development of Pelican Crest and they purchased it for a whopping $9.54 million (shown below). According to Real Estalker, the 4-floor ocean view home is still under construction and was designed with more than 14,000-square feet of living space. The 6-bedroom, 9-bath estate features an elevator, media room, wine cellar, exercise room, sauna and steam facilities and, of course, a game court.