Monday for Clutch Magazine Online, I touched on a recent article by New York Magazine regarding the lives of actual pro-basketball player wives (not the drink-throwing, Vh1 variety). Reading the article gives you insight on why those on the losing end of the baller wife game would turn to reality TV to mourn their loses and salvage their egos. Because if you get that glass slipper in the form of a wedding ring, there seems to be a lot of fashionable perks for a woman newly flush with basketball cash. Case in point, the tale of Vanessa Bryant who stood by her husband Kobe Bryant -- even through a rape charge -- and reconciled with her hubby after considering divorce last year. Maybe it's love. Maybe it's love of "the life."
You be the judge.
Here's a snippet:
In the article Bryant says she and her baller husband are “working on things.” Last year she filed for divorce, but it appears the two have reconciled. Still, it’s easy to speculate that their life has been about a negotiation (or war) between love and money for years. From that long ago press conference after her husband was accused of rape, to the cheating allegations that still pop up today, you can’t help but wonder how much that desire to work things out is rooted in what’s best for her children and her love of the life – and not-so-much love towards her husband.