Vanessa Bryant Says 'No' To Reality Television

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Vanessa Bryant
After filing for divorce in December of 2011, reports say Kobe Bryant and his wife are trying to reconcile.

Vanessa Bryant, wife of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, will never do a reality show, she claims.

"Absolutely 100% no. Kobe and I were approached to do a reality show after Nick and Jessica started 'Newlyweds,' then they wanted my friend La-La and I to do one, years ago. I really enjoy my privacy and I love being my goofy and sarcastic self with family and friends. I certainly don't want to enable people to think they have a significant opinion on what goes on in my life," she said in a recent interview.

Many other basketball wives and girlfriends, however, have attained their own fame after being on the famous VH1 show "Basketball Wives," which has sparked some outrage due to the numerous fights and acts of violence between the women. One of the most famous co-stars of "Basketball Wives," Evelyn Lozada, has been in the news recently when her marriage to NFL player Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson ended after he allegedly head-butted her, causing her to need stitches. She was previously engaged to former NBA player Antoine Walker after being in a relationship with him for ten years.

Bryant married Vanessa in 2001, after seeing her on a music video set. She was a background dancer and was still in high school. He was 21 years old, and she was just seventeen. His parents refused to attend their wedding ceremony. The couple has since had two children, but Vanessa Bryant filed for divorce from Kobe Bryant after more than ten years of marriage earlier this year, citing "irreconcilable differences."

There may be a reconciliation in the works, however, as Vanessa  Bryant was in London with her children to support Kobe Bryant as he won Olympic gold on the U.S. Men's Basketball Team. Vanessa Bryant has often been criticized for being a gold digger throughout her marriage to Kobe, and those rumors increased after comments she made in an interview with New York Magazine sparked controversy.  

"I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can't win championships," she told New York. "If you're sacrificing time away from my family and myself for the benefit of winning championships, then winning a championship should happen every single year," Vanessa Bryant said. She later claimed her words were taken out of context .

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