Vanessa Bryant, the former wife of the Kobe Bryant has once again turned down a huge sum of money to appear on Basketball Wives, the reality TV series that follows the lives of women married to basketball players. A source has told The Insider that taking part in reality shows "just isn't Vanessa's style", but said that no disrespect was meant to those that do appear.
When Vanessa and Kobe split, there was no prenuptial agreement in place to prevent her from being apportioned a significant share of the basketball player's fortune. According to Fox News Latino, it has been reported that Vanessa has come out of the divorce with three of the couple's mansions, worth a combined $18.8 million. The couple's split was said to be caused by Kobe's numerous infidelities. The makers of Basketball Wives had offered Vanessa Bryant a spot on the show previously but she declined, despite TMZ suggesting that the show was set to be based around her story. The producers are still holding out hope that their latest, lucrative offer will be enough to sway her and tempt her into joining the other basketball wives on screen.
Vanessa and Kobe have joint custody of their two daughters, who are aged nine and five. The fourth season of Basketball Wives is scheduled to air from February 20, 2012.