Carla DiBello Denies Speaking Out About Kobe Bryant

Amid stories surrounding the Kobe Bryant divorce, a new name emerged – Carla DiBello, who some reports suggested may have been romantically linked to the NBA superstar during his marriage to wife Vanessa.

On Tuesday morning, it appeared DiBello was speaking out about her relationship with Kobe, in a statement that confirmed the two were close friends, but nothing more.

However, now a rep for DiBello tells Access Hollywood that DiBello never issued any such statement linking herself to the NBA star.

As previously reported on, Kobe’s wife, Vanessa, filed for divorce from the Lakers star on December 16, after 10 years of marriage.

In her filing, Vanessa cited “irreconcilable differences.”

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