When: Early 2000s
Kobe's parents disapproved of his marriage to Vanessa because they felt that the couple was too young. After only six months, the Kobester eloped with the young bride—whom he had met on the set of an Eastsidaz music video—and didn't sign a prenup. The beef was so real his parents didn't attend the wedding and Kobe cut off communication with them for a couple years. They later reconciled once the couple had children. Vanessa filed for divorce in 2011, but Kobe felt like it was cheaper to keep her. Smart man.