Vanessa Bryant Sells $3 Million Mansion She Got From Kobe During Divorce Talks

Vanessa Bryant Sells $3 Million Mansion She Got From Kobe During Divorce Talks

Vanessa Bryant Sells $3 Million Mansion She Got From Kobe During Divorce Talks

They’ve called off the split but not before Vanessa Bryant  sold off the house she got as part of her divorce settlement with Kobe Bryant.

The 6,000 mansion in a gated Newport Beach community was listed in September for $3.75 million.  It closed mid-January for $3.22 million.

It was one of three homes Vanessa and the Los Angeles Lakers superstar had jointly owned in the same upscale community.

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Just days after the sale, the pair announced they’d reconciled and the divorce petition was being dismissed.

The mountain-view house was built in 1999 and purchased by the Bryants in 2003 for $2.65 million.

It has five bedrooms, an office, five fireplaces and balconies.  The quarter-acre property has a spa and outdoor kitchen.

Kobe  lived in a three-bedroom bungalow at the nearby Resort at Pelican Hill during his separation from Vanessa.

From the looks of her Instagram photos, Vanessa Bryant may not be getting rid of her husband any time soon, but she’s definitely shedding one major part of their former life together: their Newport Coast, Calif. mansion.

Bryant closed a sale on their Mediterranean-style home Tuesday for $3.22 million. The home has about 6,000 square feet of living space and sits atop an almost third-acre lot, according to the official listing. There are five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, and a bonus room could be either a sixth bedroom or a den. The home also boasts an office/library, gourmet kitchen, five fireplaces and mountain and ocean views. Outside, the property features a spa, outdoor fireplace and barbecue.

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Photo of the Bryant home courtesy of Realtor.com. Story continues below.

The couple had purchased the home together for $2.65 million in 2003, one month after Kobe Bryant was charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old Colorado woman. The case was later dropped after the alleged victim refused to testify, but Kobe Bryant did admit to having sexual relations with her.

Despite having bought the home together, public records show that when it came time to sell the house, only Vanessa Bryant’s name was listed as the home’s owner. She listed the home for $3.75 million in Sept. 2012 and lowered the price twice before accepting the $3.22 million offer on Dec. 21.

Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce from her husband of 10 years in December 2011. Since the divorce announcement, however, the pair have been romantically linked several times. In fact, Vanessa Bryant recently took to Instagram to defend her relationship with her husband from rapper Drake, who had written derogatory lyrics about their divorce. She called her marriage a “partnership” and referred to “our home life.” The couple have two young daughters: Natalia and Gianna.

TMZ, who first reported the sale, notes that the Bryants’ divorce papers haven’t been withdrawn. For fans rooting for the couple, that fact doesn’t necessarily mean the split is still moving forward — just that the couple is taking it slow.

The Bryants still own two other homes in Newport Coast, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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