According to various reports since Kobe Bryant and their daughter tragically passed on in January, Vanessa’s mother and her family had been her support system during the past few months, helping her deal with the devastating loss.
According to a US Weekly story published in February, Sofia Laine was Vanessa’s rock after Bryant’s death.
They reported that Vanessa is incredibly close to her mother, who is constantly spending time with the girls and Vanessa. “She’s been keeping Vanessa strong and she’s the weight of her support system,” their source revealed.
However, in a yet-to-air interview, Laine reportedly claimed that Vanessa has kicked her out of the Bryant house.
During the preview of the sit-down interview with Univision, Laine speaks in Spanish, talking about Bryant and her daughter. While talking to David Valadez, Laine revealed that Bryant’s private funeral has concluded.
As the interview progresses, Laine breaks down in tears when asked about Vanessa. As per Laine, she’s been asked to leave the Bryant house by Vanessa, who also asked her to return the car she was given.
However, the reason for their supposed fallout is unknown, considering Vanessa was reported to have been relying on her close family and friends.
Since Bryant’s death, Vanessa has also been involved in multiple lawsuits. As per reports, Vanessa filed a lawsuit against Island Express Helicopters and Island Express Holding Corp which seeks ‘general, economic and punitive damages’. The lawsuit accused the helicopter company of negligence, which they said was the cause of Bryant and Gianna’s death. The documents further mentioned pilot Ara Zobayan, who they accuse of ‘negligent conduct’, for which the helicopter company is ‘vicariously liable’.