12/16/2011 09:10 pm ET | Updated Dec 16, 2011

Kobe Bryant Marriage Over: What Will Happen To The Kids?

Now that Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa has filed for divorce, what's going to happen to the couple's two daughters?

According to divorce docs obtained by TMZ, Vanessa is requesting joint custody of 8-year-old Natalia and 5-year-old Gianna.

She also asks that the respondent -- in this case, Kobe -- be granted visitation rights, which may mean she wants the children in her care most of the time, according to TMZ.

"We ask that in the interest of our young children and in light of the upcoming holiday season the public respect our privacy during this most difficult time," they said in the statement.

Here, photos of the Brant family in happier times:

Kobe Bryant, wife and kids


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