According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, the ‘Basketball Wives’ star and her ex-husband have officially settled their divorce and both parties are giving up their right to collect spousal support from one another. In the filing, the former couple agrees that Russell acquired his NBA pension “prior to the marriage” but, it contains community property.
At this point, Bryon receives monthly payments from his retirement, and Kimberli is “voluntarily waiving any interest she has in the NBA pension plan.” To be clear, he will receive the entire thing as his sole and separate property.
Plus, Russell receives continued payments from the NBA based on the use of “his name, nickname, picture, portrait, likeness, voice, caricature, or other identifiable features.” So, Kimberli is also waiving any rights to this part of his income she might have any interest in.
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In the documents, it’s unclear if either is making a lump sum payment to the other — but, it specifies she will be getting the 2016 Audi A7. The former couple says in the court filing that they have already split up the furniture and other personal possessions, so there was no need to include it in the settlement.
As we reported, in August of 2020, Kimberli filed for divorce from the former NBA star after over 25 years of marriage. The ex-couple was featured on Season 2 of the hit VH1 reality show ‘Basketball Wives’ and famously had one of their wedding anniversaries featured on an episode.
The former couple were married in 1994, and have three children together. On the show, Kimberli showcased her work as a fitness coach, philanthropist, and member of WOVA (Woman of Vision Alliance) a non-profit organization.
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As for Russell, he was an NBA star from 1993-2006. As a key member of the Utah Jazz, he helped them reach back-to-back NBA finals in the 1990s. If you are a huge sports fan, you will remember him from guarding Michael Jordan in the final seconds of game 6 of the NBA finals, where MJ stepped back and made the game-winning bucket.
“I had children right away when we got married. I didn’t want to leave them at home. I wanted to raise my own kids. I didn’t want nannies everywhere. I was totally fine with that. But now, it’s not enough. They’ve gotten older. Bryon has slowed down. So, it’s my time. Bryon encouraged me to do whatever I wanted,” Kimberli said in a recent interview.
In the end, it appears the divorce was amicable and their settlement was filed in L.A. County Courts.