Vanessa Bryant Responds To Her Mother's Allegations of Being Kicked Out


Vanessa Bryant’s mother, Sofia Laine recently sat down for an interview on Univision wiping away tears as she made allegations against her grieving daughter. Immediately following the shocking death of Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, and seven of their friends, the world rallied around widow and grieving mother Vanessa Bryant. In addition to Vanessa's close friends, Kobe's teammates and the millions of admirers worldwide, it was reported that Vanessa was also leaning closely to her mother, Sofia Laine, for support through such a tragic time.

Most people with loving relationships with their parents would turn to them during a tragedy, but Sofia has recently sat down for an interview where she claims she's been kicked out of the Bryant home. In an interview that is set to air on Univision that is completely in Spanish, Sofia claims that her relationship with her daughter is on the rocks, also stating that Kobe has been laid to rest in a private cemetery before shedding tears as she alleges Vanessa not only told her to leave their home, but she also demanded that Sofia return her car, as well.

Vanessa responded, “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 reportedly said. “She has removed all her diamond jewelery, 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."

Vanessa also added that her mother "has not been physically present or emotionally supportive" since Kobe and Gianna passed away. “Now I see what is most important to my mother and it’s more than painful." Her statement closed with Vanessa Bryant hoping that this interview would be the last that her mother gives and the disclosure of their "personal information ends here."

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