Vanessa Bryant known as out her mom for having the “audacity” to go public with accusations that she kicked her out of her residence — saying that the matriarch has not been “emotionally supportive” as she grieved her husband, NBA star Kobe Bryant, and daughter.
Vanessa, 38, slammed her mom, Sofia Urbieta Laine, for making “painful” claims about their relationship in a sitdown interview Monday with Univision reporter Dave Valadez on this system “El Gorda y La Flaca.”
Laine accused her daughter of forcing her out of the place she was residing in Irvine, California, and insisting that she return the automobile she used.
“She informed me, ‘I would like you to get out of this home.’ She additionally informed me that she needed her automobile and he or she desires it now,” Laine mentioned in Spanish, as she wiped away tears.
However the widow of the previous Los Angeles Laker claimed that her mom was enjoying down the assistance that she bought from her.
“My husband and daughter handed away unexpectedly, and but my mom had the audacity to do a tv interview talking negatively of me whereas shedding tears for a automobile and a home that weren’t in her identify,” Vanessa mentioned in a press release to this system.
“She has eliminated all her diamond jewellery, emptied the condo I offered, and put away the furnishings to make it seem like she doesn’t have my help. My husband and I’ve supported her financially for the previous 20 years, and proceed to accomplish that, as well as to her month-to-month alimony.”
She added that Laine “has not been bodily current or emotionally supportive of my daughters or me” for the reason that dying of her 41-year-old husband and 13-year-old daughter Gianna in a helicopter crash in January in Calabasas, California.
“Now I see what’s most essential to my mom and it’s greater than painful,” she mentioned. “I hope that every little thing that’s popping out about our private relationship ends right here.”
It’s not clear what induced the obvious rift between the mom and daughter, as Laine has been beforehand photographed along with her daughter at family holidays and courtside at Kobe’s basketball video games.
Laine claimed that she didn’t know why she was despatched packing from the house, however acknowledged that the property was within the identify of Erika Williams, who was named the authorized guardian to characterize two of Vanessa’s daughters, Natalia and Bianka, of their father’s belief, TMZ reported.