Vanessa Bryant is disputing her mother’s claim that she was “abandoned” by her daughter following Kobe Bryant’s death. She accused her mom, Sofia Laine, of exaggerating and called the situation “painful” in a statement released after Laine did an interview with the Univision program El Gordo Y La
“My husband and daughter passed away unexpectedly, and yet my mother had the audacity to do a television interview speaking negatively of me while shedding tears for a car and a house that were not in her name,” she said as reported by Hollywood Unlocked. “She has removed all her diamond jewellery, emptied the apartment I provided, and put away the furniture to make it look like she doesn’t have my support. My husband and I have supported her financially for the past 20 years, and continue to do so, in addition to her monthly alimony.” Bryant also added that Laine was not supported of her and her three daughters after the death of Kobe and their daughter Gianna.
“She told me, ‘I need you to get out of this house.’ She also told me that she wanted her car and she wants it now,” Laine said in Spanish in the Univision interview. It’s not clear what has led to the strain in the relationship between Bryant and Laine considering the two have reportedly have a strong relationship.
“I wish I could wake up from this horrible nightmare,” Vanessa wrote, on Instagram. “I wish I could surprise our girls and welcome you and Gigi home to us. I’m mad I didn’t go first. I always wanted to go first so that I selfishly didn’t have to feel this heartache. You were supposed to miss me. Gigi was supposed to be here with her sisters. It should’ve been me.” Kobe would have been 42 years old.