Vanessa Bryant, the widow of Kobe Bryant, who tragically died in a helicopter crash in January, has plunged into a fierce war of words with her mother.
The duo have cleared their inflamed spaces publicly.
The tangle began with an emotional television interview with Vanessa’s mother, Sofia Laine.
Laine also blamed Vanessa, who lost her 13-year-old daughter Gianna in an accident, for evicting her from her apartment.
- She (Vanessa) told me I had to leave this house.
He also announced that he wanted my car, he wanted it right away, Laine accounted for in an interview.
Vanessa did not swallow her mother's accusations, but immediately published her own response to what had happened.
According to the widow of the basketball icon, Sofia has not supported her daughter or her family after a gruesome loss.
He also accused his mother of distorting things.
- He took all his diamond jewelry and furniture out of the apartment I offered to make it look like I didn't support him.
My husband and I have supported her financially for 20 years in addition to her monthly alimony, Vanessa Bryant wrote in her statement.
The break is surprising, as Sofia Laine is known to have been very close with her daughter’s family and also with her son-in-law, Kobe.
An insider source told US Weekly in February that the mother was an extraordinary support for Vanessa in the weeks following the accident.
- Vanessa's mother is always with her and her three daughters.
Sofia gets to consider Vanessa strong and is the most important member of this support network, the source said in February.
The situation has changed dramatically, with Vanessa even questioning her mother’s values after the public opening.
- Now I understand what is most important to my mother, and it hurts.
I hope that the rummage of our relationship will end here.
Bryant at the London Olympics 2012. Photo: Antti Hämäläinen
Kobe Bryant was one of the best basketball players of all time.
Throughout his 20-year professional career, he represented the Los Angeles Lakers and won five NBA championships.
The fatal Helicopter accident took the lives of six other people in addition to Bryant and his daughter.