On Friday, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen announced their divorce.
In separate Instagram posts on Friday, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen announced their divorce. Since the start of the 2022 NFL season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and the supermodel have been the subject of divorce rumors.
“After 13 years of marriage, my wife and I recently finalized our divorce from one another,” Brady wrote. “We reached this decision amicably and gratefully for the time we spent together. We have been blessed with beautiful and wonderful children who will remain the center of our universe in every way. As parents, we will continue to collaborate to ensure that they receive the love and attention they deserve.”
Bündchen continued: “The decision to end a marriage is never easy, but we have grown apart, and while it is difficult to go through something like this, I feel blessed for the time we had together and wish Tom all the best in the future.
“I respectfully request that our privacy be respected during this delicate time. Thank you very much.”
When asked about reports that he had hired a divorce attorney, the Super Bowl champion’s representative had no comment to provide Fox News Digital. Brady and Bündchen met at a wine bar in 2006 through a mutual friend and married three years later on February 26, 2009.
Their relationship began and ended in controversy, as they had only been dating for a few months when Bündchen discovered Brady’s ex-girlfriend, Bridget Moynahan, was pregnant with his child.
Brady has a 15-year-old son named Jack, as well as Vivian, 9, and Benjamin, 12. Rumors of marital problems after 13 years began to circulate as Brady began the 2022 NFL season.
The quarterback, who won six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots before joining the Buccaneers, announced his retirement from the NFL in February after 22 seasons. Only 40 days later, he announced his return to the game.
Bündchen had assumed that after years on the road as the winningest quarterback in NFL history, Brady would have more time to spend with his family.
“Obviously, I have concerns — this is a very violent sport, and I have children, and I would like him to be more present,” she told Elle in the October issue. “I think this is the system we’ve been living in,” she said, responding to sexist remarks that she wished Brady would retire.
“That’s what society has accepted and what society hasn’t accepted,” Bündchen said, adding that she’s had “conversations with him over and over again” about him playing at 45.
“But, in the end, I believe that everyone must make a decision that is best for [them]. He, too, must follow his joy “She stated.
After uprooting her family to be there for Brady as he pursued his passion for the sport, Bündchen appeared ready to put football behind her.
“I’ve done my part by being there for [Tom]. I moved to Boston with the intention of creating a safe haven and a loving environment for my children to grow up in, as well as to be there to support him and his dreams “Bundchen elaborated in her Elle interview. “It makes me happy to see my children succeed and grow into the beautiful little humans that they are, and to see him succeed and be fulfilled in his career.
“I feel like I’ve done a good job with that at this point in my life. I have a long list of things I need to do and want to do. At 42, I feel more connected to my mission.”