Vanessa Bryant’s mother, Sofia Laine recently did an interview for Univision where she accused Bryant of kicking her out of her house and asking for her car back after the death of former Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. “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 in Spanish during the interview.
While it remains unclear what has led to the strain in the relationship between Bryant and Laine considering the two had reportedly a strong relationship beforehand, today, Vanessa Bryant has addressed the situation in a statement.
Bryant said, “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 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.”
Along with that, Bryant added that Laine “has not been physically present or emotionally supportive” since the passing of her daughter and Kobe Bryant. Vanessa Bryant concluded, “Now I see what is most important to my mother, and it’s more than painful.”
News of this comes as Vanessa Bryant is trying to figure out various legal issues related to the death of Kobe Bryant and their daughter Gianna Bryant due to a helicopter crash. Bryant has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the helicopter company in question.
The beauty YouTuber and cosmetics CEO Jeffree Star is not paying his new boyfriend to date him, let’s just get that fact out there. On 24 August, Star posted a steamy picture onto Instagram with his first new man since breaking up with his long-term boyfriend Nathan Schwandt. The mystery man kept his face hidden in the post while Star could be seen sitting on his lap. The caption read “Thankful for all the blessings God has brought into my life this year,” which obviously got all the sleuths out there digging for the details to find out who Star’s new boyfriend is.
First identified by The Shade Room on Instagram, the man’s tattoos led them to discover it was actually the basketball player André Marhold, who plays for a team in Germany. Critics were worried that Star was outing a man that may have still been closeted, but this doesn’t seem to be a worry for the new couple as Marhold’s face is now being published by the YouTuber too.
Star has been under accusations from the public that he was paying this mystery man to pretend to be his boyfriend, to which the YouTuber commented on Twitter, “I know it’s devastating news for some people, but I don’t give money to anyone I’m dating or anyone who is fucking me. Work on your own insecurities sis, I’m not the problem.”
He followed up with another tweet, “Worry about how to pay your own bills, not who’s in my mouth. Thank you, God bless – Upper management.”
As this snowballed through the news, the public started commenting on other controversial actions that Star had been accused of, such as a history of racist incidents and aggressively directing racial slurs at random people, which he then addressed in a YouTube video in 2017.
Another response to Star’s Instagram posts that went viral was a comment made by a self-identified ex-girlfriend of Marhold who posted on Twitter “My ex on the shade room for fucking Jeffree Star is not how I planned to start my day,” and also accused Star of not even liking black people, adding that Marhold was being paid by the YouTuber by saying “I’m not embarrassed just crazy what people do for money.” Her post has now been taken down.