I started to simply make my headline, “Vanessa Bryant Speaks”, as it is a rarity for the NBA wife to open her mouth. However, NY Mag somehow got Kobe Bryant’s wife to speak — somehow.
In an article entitled: “The Belles of B-Ball: How NBA Players’ Wives Vie for Fashion Dominance” (what better article to have in their September issue?), Vanessa spoke about the opulent lifestyle being the wife of the NBA superstar has afforded her, as well as fame & her alleged dislike for Khloe Kardashian.
On expensive purses:
“I’m not really a handbag person anymore,” says Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa. “I’ve collected Birkin bags, Chanel 2.55 jumbo flap bags, and the Marc Jacobs Stephen Sprouse collection for Louis Vuitton since I was a teenager. But now, as they say, everyone and their mom is buying a Birkin or a regular size 2.55 bag in black, taupe, or beige. I’ve been sticking to a magenta suede Proenza Schouler bag.”
On (real life) basketball wives fame:
“I thought things would go away, if you don’t feed into the b.s., and no one would think about you,” says Bryant, sitting on a black horseshoe-shaped couch on the palazzo outside of her pastel Newport Coast mansion, the Pacific spread beneath her, a Pomeranian named Gucci at her feet. “Now I realize I do have to talk about certain things. Still, I don’t like the limelight. There’s a lot of good you can do with fame, like creating awareness for a foundation, but a lot of negativity comes along with it.”
On her rocky relationship with Kobe:
[Though sources] speculated that she would end up with half of Kobe’s estimated $150 million fortune… the relationship is on the mend, at least for now. “Um,” she says, “yes. We’re working on things.”
On her inspirations & Kobe Bryant’s style:
“I’m inspired by Ann Miller and Monica Bellucci,” she says. “My mom dressed so ladylike, with high-waisted knee-length skirts, nylons, and long tailored coats, always on her way to work.” As far as Kobe’s style goes, “for the longest time I tried convincing Kobe that he should wear things a little more fitted,” she says. “And for years and years he was like, ‘I don’t feel comfortable, I feel like they rise.’ And now all of a sudden the stylist says it, and it makes sense…
“I think people imagine that I sit at home with all the time in the world to do my hair and makeup, but that’s certainly not the case,” she says. “I’m up at 6:30 in the morning with my kids. I’m taking them wherever they need to go.”
On her alleged conflict with Khloe Kardashian:
“Everything is false,” she says. “Khloé was at my 29th birthday. I don’t get involved in the drama. I’ve been with Kobe since I was 17, so I’ve seen plenty of players, and plenty of wives, come and go. It wouldn’t benefit me whatsoever to have an issue with any of them, whether they were a girlfriend, or a wife, a person-of-a-month, or … you know. And I think that’s why the Lakers as an organization give me the access that I have, that other wives don’t have.”
On being married to a winner:
“I love basketball. And I know what goes on behind the scenes, so I have a different perspective on things, but still, I do. I certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can’t win championships. If you’re sacrificing time away from my family and myself for the benefit of winning championships, then winning a championship should happen every single year.”
Kudos to NY Mag on a great interview! Click HERE for more.
Another one of the Kardashian sisters is auctioning her clothing for charity! This time around, it’s my favorite of the bunch Khloe. So, if you admire the Kardashian sisters’ style as much as I do, now is the opportunity to steal their style!
Bid on fabulous items from both of Khloe’s personal collection, with auction items benefitting Cathy’s Kids, Lamar Odom’s Charity foundation benefiting underprivileged children.
Browse Khloe’s collection of items from the likes of Diane Von Furstenberg, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Christian Louboutin & Gucci (amongst various other designer duds) HERE!
Since announcing news of their departure from “106 & Park”, Rocsi Diaz & Terrence J have been on the scene making moves. While Rocsi has taken her love affair with Eddie Murphy public (click HERE for photos), Terrence has been spotted everywhere from the big screen (“Think Like A Man”) to E! News. While Rocsi is definitely “dating up”, Terrence is also moving on to bigger & better things.
As you may know, there was a huge shake up at the US version of “X-Factor”, with the show firing everyone (including Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger & the host Steve Jones) with the exception of Simon Cowell, of course, & LA Reid. Now that Demi Lovato & Britney Spears have replaced two of the former judges, Simon Cowell is on the hunt for two brand new hosts (one male, one female).
E! reports that among names mentioned as hosts, forerunners include Khloe Kardashian, Kelly Osbourne, Mario Lopez & none other than Terrence J.
After seeing Terrence J & Khloe Kardashian’s chemistry on “Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami”, I believe the two would make an amazing pair of “X Factor” hosts. Watch the two in action below:
As I reported earlier this week, Khloe & Lamar has reached it’s second & final season (click HERE for more information), however that doesn’t mean Khloe Kardashian is leaving our television screens anytime soon.
In addition to her participation in Keeping Up with the Kardashians, TMZ is reporting that Khloe is in talks with E! to develop another spinoff series that would be similar to her previous series, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.
“We’re definitely in the Khloe Kardashian business,” a source told TMZ, adding that Khloe is a “huge draw” for viewers.
Yes, Kardashian world domination is in full effect.
Despite the fact that the Kardashian family just renewed their contract with E! (a $40 million contract to be exact) for “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” (KUWTK), it looks as though Khloe & her husband, Lamar Odom, want out of the reality television realm. Yes, the couple has officially pulled the plug on their series, “Khloe & Lamar”.
But why? Evidently the couple want to cancel their spin-off reality show because the NBA star wants to focus on his failing career. Unfortunately, this means that the second season, which is currently on air, will be the last. However, Khloe & Lamar will still make appearances on KUWTK.
Though I believe the aforementioned reasoning to be true, I also believe that the ratings for the spinoff have dropped significantly. I once was an avid viewer of their reality show, however with so many other great shows also airing during the 10 PM slot on Sundays (“GCB”, ” The Client List”, “Mad Men”, the list goes on), it’s difficult to keep up with this set of Kardashians Odoms.
Ultimately, I think this is a smart decision on behalf of Khloe & Lamar. After all, it’s hard to maintain a strong relationship with everyone in your business!