The mother of Vanessa Bryant, the wife of the late Kobe Bryant, has levelled extraordinary claims at her daughter after the death of the LA Lakers legend.
Vanessa is mourning the death of her husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna in a tragic helicopter crash in late January.
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But in an unexpected development, Sofia Laine, the mother of Vanessa, has accused her daughter of asking her to leave the house in an emotional interview several months after the death of her son-in-law.
In a preview for an interview to be aired with Univision reporter Dave Valadez, Laine in Spanish, said she was asked to leave.
“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.
Vanessa Bryant hits back at mother
But in a twist, Vanessa hit back at her mother in a statement to the program.
Vanessa claimed she still supports her mother and accused her of showing a lack of support following the death of Kobe Bryant and her 13-year-old daughter Gianna.
“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 wrote.
“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.
“Contrary to previous reports, she has not been physically present or emotionally supportive of my daughters and me after my husband and daughter passed away.
“Now I see what is most important to my mother and it’s more than painful. I hope that everything that is coming out about our personal relationship ends here.”
It is unclear to why the supposed falling out took place between Vanessa and and her mother.