Hot on the heels of news Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa are divorcing, one of Kim Kardashian‘s best friends, Carla DiBello, is being linked in unconfirmed reports to the Lakers superstar.
Not only are Kim and Carla close galpals, she is also a producer on Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Kourtney & Kim Take New York.
Several websites have buzzed about DiBello, 27, being on very friendly terms with the 33-year-old millionaire athlete for the last couple of years.
Kim has been friends with DiBello for some time and in her capacity as producer on the shows has traveled around the world with Kim, including a recent trip to Dubai
Before becoming a reality television producer, Carla was director of strategic relations for SBE Group which owns a number of hotels and clubs in Hollywood favored by celebrities and athletes. She was also Steve Wynn’s assistant at his famed hotel casino in Las Vegas.
As RadarOnline.com reported, Kobe’s wife Vanessa called time on their marriage on Friday after 10 years and two children; Natalia, 8, and Gianna, 5.
A statement issued by the couple through a publicist requested privacy “during this difficult time” and said “the Bryants have resolved all issues incident to their divorce privately with the assistance of counsel and a Judgment dissolving their marital status will be entered in 2012,” it read.
Vanessa infamously stood by her NBA champ husband during a high-profile scandal in which he was accused of sexually assaulting a worker at a Colorado hotel. Kobe admitted to having sex with Katelyn Faber, then 19, but denied assault. The criminal case was dropped and a civil suit was later settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.