VANESSA BRYANT will keep their three Newport Coast homes, according to the Los Angeles Times. Public records have shown that VANESSA BRYANT will keep the houses as she finalises the divorce with Lakers Guard Kobe Bryant.

Property records at the Orange County Clerk-Recorders Office in Santa Ana reveal that all of the three mansions, valued at $18.8 million in total, will be transferred into Vanessa's name. These transfers suggest that the couple have agreed to a settlement, but yet the divorce, which began back in December, is still not official. This has been confirmed by records that were reviewed at the Orange County Superior Court's family law branch in Orange.

Vanessa had filed for divorce in Orange County Superior Court in December, citing 'irreconcilable differences', with the couple having released a joint statement saying that they had 'resolved all issues incident to their divorce privately.' Because Vanessa had never signed a prenuptial agreement, she is potentially entitled to half of their communal property. And with some estimating that Kobe Bryant's net worth at $150 million, experts have suggested that Vanessa will probably receive at least $75 million plus ongoing spousal and child support.

VANESSA BRYANT famously stood by Kobe in 2003 when 19-year-old hotel employee Katelyn Faber accused Kobe of sexual assault. While the criminal case against Kobe was eventually dropped, and a civil case was settled out of court, Kobe did admit to having sex with Faber.