Pau Gasol addressed Internet rumors that his girlfriend, Silvia Lopez Castro, has had problems with Vanessa Bryant, the wife of Kobe Bryant.

Gasol dismissed the talk of there being a rift with his Lakers teammate, and rumors that problems between Castro and Vanessa Bryant spilled over between Gasol and Bryant in the locker room.

She [Lopez Castro] was suffering because she saw me suffering, said Gasol, in an interview with ESPN.com. And I was suffering because I was seeing her suffering. When you add that to other stuff to what's already happening, it's tough. 

According to terezowens.com: Vanessa is now said to be shopping a reality show of her own, even though Kobe has often said he won't do a show...Supposedly the whole feud between Vanessa Bryant and Pau Gasol's girlfriend was sort of a Basketball Wives storyline she concocted to help drum up interest.

However, on May 5th, the same Web site, reported that, ...my Lakers source is telling me Pau is in the middle of a bad break up with his girlfriend Silvia Lopez Castro.

It's unclear what to believe, as Gasol stated today that he and Castro were happy and doing fine, and denied a breakup.