Cupid’s Advice: The best part about giving your relationship a second shot is that you know what not to do.
Don’t continue to do the things that tore your relationship apart the first time.
Bryantwas born Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta; her name was legally changed to Vanessa Laine in 2000 when she took her step-dad's last name even though he never adopted her.
How do you make the relationship work the second time around?She met Kobe when she was still in high school doing some music video background dancing.She’d become so bothered by the paparazzi that she finished her high school education through independent study at home. Kobe Bryant’s parents did not approve of his marriage to Vanessa.Vanessa Marie Bryant (born Vanessa Cornejo Urbieta, formerly Laine; May 5, 1982) is an American model, video vixen, business woman and is the wife of former Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.Beginning her career as a teenager, Bryant has appeared in numerous television music videos.Think about it- would you rather spend ,000,000 for a ring (but stay in a severely tarnished relationship) or ,000,000 for your personal freedom from an unhappy relationship? At one point, soon after the rape trial incident, Vanessa actually filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences”.A few months later, she started showing up at his games again.The couple was even seen embracing at times (most notably with a Valentine’s Day kiss in the Staples Center tunnel).Vanessa agreed to drop the divorce suit while the pair worked on reconciling their differences (which is odd since she had previously claimed they were “irreconcilable”).Anyway, they worked their problems out and remain together to this day.Then there was the strange lawsuit between the Bryants and their maid, Maria Jimenez.