KEY POINTS

  • Vanessa Bryant's mom claimed she was kicked out of her home after Kobe's death
  • Bryant denied her mom's statement and said that she and her late husband supported her mother for the last 20 years
  • Kobe's family and friends celebrated what would have been his 42nd birthday last month

Vanessa Bryant and her mom, Sofia Laine, had a falling-out and the latter claimed that her daughter kicked her out of her home following Kobe's death and demanded she return the car she has been using.

Laine sat for an interview with Univision reporter Dave Valadez where she shared her spat with her daughter. She wiped her tears as she recounted how Bryant allegedly kicked her to the curb.

"She told me, ‘I need you to get out of this house.’ She also told me that she wanted her car and she wants it now," Laine said in Spanish, as quoted by Page Six.

Bryant provided a statement to the program in response to her mother's claim. 

"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," she wrote as quoted by News.com.au.

"She has removed all her diamond jewellery, 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."

Bryant also refuted the claims that her mom was there for her after Kobe and Gianna's death. The former model said Laine "has not been physically present or emotionally supportive of my daughters and me."

"Now I see what is most important to my mother and it’s more than painful. I hope that everything that is coming out about our personal relationship ends here," she added.

Bryant's statement was surprising as a previous report claimed Laine was Bryant's rock while she was still navigating the loss following the death of the NBA superstar. 

Bryant was "incredibly close to her mom," a source told Us Weekly. Laine was there for Bryant throughout the weeks following Kobe and Gianna's untimely demise.

"Her mom is always with her and the girls [Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 7 months] and she’s been keeping Vanessa strong and she’s the weight of her support system," an insider told the outlet.

"There is no other option, simply put, Vanessa takes solace in the support of her mom and her sister [Sophie Laine], who are committed to seeing her through this. But at the end of the day, there aren’t words to describe her feelings," the insider added.

Last month, Bryant, her daughter Natalia, LeBron James and Kobe's Nike and Los Angeles Lakers family, and other friends celebrated the late basketball player’s would have been 42nd birthday.

"To my baby~ Happy birthday," Vanessa wrote. "I love you and miss you more than I can ever explain. I wish you and Gigi were here to celebrate YOU! I wish I could make you your fav food or a birthday cake with my Gigi."

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Although Vanessa seemed friendly towards ex Kobe Bryant, their arrangement is still on. The L.A. Times reported that there haven’t been any changes made to the divorce case, and the Vanessa will continue to separate from the Lakers player. The two have been married for 10 years, and filed for divorce this past Dec., but the process won’t be finalized until June. And according to TMZ, sources revealed that a reunion between the two wouldn’t be surprising. Photo: Reuters