kobe & vanessa bryant (new years eve)*Hmm, is it on an poppin’ again in 2013 for Kobe and Vanessa Bryant?

The sometimes estranged married couple was spotted by the TMZ cameras leaving BOA Steakhouse on Sunset Blvd. on New Years Eve.

The Kobester was asked what he’s doing to stay on top of his game — and he answered, “lot of hard work.”

Hmm, interesting answer, but was he referring to basketball … or Vanessa?

Keep in mind that her year-old divorce petition is still on file, but obviously it looks as though things are working out … for now