Published January 14, 2013
Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa were glowing with happiness at the Warner Bros. Golden Globes after-party.
Their first public outing since rumors surfaced that Vanessa called off the divorce, the couple has never seemed happier.
The Latina beauty confirmed the news of the duo’s reconciliation on Friday through social media.
“We are pleased to announce that we have reconciled,” Vanessa posted on her Instagram account.
“Our divorce action will be dismissed. We are looking forward to our future together.”
Shortly after Vanessa posted the news on Instagram, Kobe confirmed it on Facebook.
"I am happy to say that Vanessa and I are moving on with our lives together as a family," Bryant wrote. "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!"
The 30-year-old Mexican-American first filed for divorce from the LA Lakers player in December of 2011 after reports surfaced that he had cheated on her.
However, since then the 34 year-old basketball phenomenon vowed to do “whatever it takes” to win back his wife’s trust.
The couple, who met in 1999 at a music video shoot, were engaged only six months after meeting.
Vanessa, whose parents are both Mexican, was not believed to have been a favorite of Kobe's parents. Joe Bryant, Kobe's dad, had reportedly turned his back on the relationship because the family did not approve of Vanessa. It's been widely reported that his parents weren't crazy about him marrying a Latina.
Vanessa is most notably known for sticking by her husband when he was accused of sexually assaulting an employee at a Colorado hotel in 2003. The NBA star admitted to having sex with 19-year-old Katelyn Faber but denied assault. The criminal case was dropped, and a civil suit filed by the woman was later settled out of court.
They couple have two daughters, Natalia, 9, and Gianna, 6.