Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant is now in the spotlight after her mother, Sofia Laine accused her daughter of kicking her out of the house during an interview on the Spanish TV show, “El Gorda y Flaca.”
According to Laine, Vanessa Bryant, her daughter, took her house soon after the Lakers star’s death.
“I need you to get out of this house,” Vanessa told her mother, said Laine.
Laine added that her daughter also asked for the immediate return of her car, Page Six reported.
Kobe Bryant, 41, and his daughter, Gianna Bryant, 13, died in January this year.
They were on the way to a basketball game when the helicopter they are riding crashed in Calabasas, California.
Kobe’s wife, Vanessa Bryant was left with their three other daughters.
During Kobe’s death, a source told Us Weekly that Laine was helping her daughter and granddaughters cope.
It is not clear yet what caused the rift between mother and daughter.
Laine was often seen in the Bryants’ Instagram posts showing her close relationship with the family.
What Vanessa Says
After the show’s preview, Vanessa Bryant replied to her mother’s interview.
Vanessa, whose husband and daughter passed away accused her mother of having “the audacity to an interview” against her.
According to the late star’s widow, her family has been providing her mother financial support for the last twenty years “and continues to do so.”
Also, she gets monthly alimony from the Bryants.
Vanessa also made clear that her mom was not “physically present or emotionally supported” of her family after her husband’s death.
She added that her mom took all the jewelry out, and emptied the apartment she gave her to make her look bad.
“Now I see what is most important to my mother,” Vanessa concluded.
Surprisingly, after seeing the show’s preview, a lot of people rallied behind Vanessa.
A lot of people criticized her mom for talking negatively about a mother and wife who lost both her daughter and husband.
Some people also called Laine petty for crying over a car and a house, while still getting financial help from her daughter.
On the other hand, some people sympathized with Laine.
According to some, Vanessa is responsible for her mother and that no mother has to work during her old age.