Vanessa Bryant’s mother is putting their family business on blast.
Sofia Ubrieta Laine told Univision reporter Dave Valadez on the program “El Gorda y La Flaca” that her daughter cut her off after the death of her son-in-law Kobe Bryant and granddaughter Giana.
Speaking in Spanish, Laine said Vanessa forced her out of the home were she was living in Irvine, California, and insisted that she return the car she used.
“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 as she wiped away tears.
Laine said Kobe was the one who gave her the house and promised to always take care of her. She said Vanessa put her up in an apartment temporarily but told her after March 21 she will have to fend for herself.
Vanessa has since responded to her mother’s claim and she is scathing mad.
“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,” Vanessa said in a statement to the program.
“She has removed all her diamond jewelry, 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.”
“Now I see what is most important to my mother and it’s more than painful,” she added. “I hope that everything that is coming out about our personal relationship ends here.”
Vanessa also said in her letter her mother hasn’t been around since Kobe and Gianna’s passing in January. She didn’t address claims that she won’t let Sofia see her granddaughters Natalia and Bianka.
We certainly hope they can work this out privately but it may be too late.