For years, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen seemed to be the golden couple.
The audience was entertained by the tales of their idyllic lives with their three children: The luxury features around the world Uber healthy diet (No sugar, no caffeine, and no inflammatory tomatoes), their vision for “eco-friendly” living. And then there were displays of affection, including photos of hugs — on vacations, red carpets, and football fields — and notes of love.
“I couldn’t imagine a better wife and partner than Gisele when I said ‘I do’ 12 years ago,” 12th wedding anniversary of the couple in February 2021. “I had so much joy and happiness seeing our family grow! You are the sweetest person I know and the most loving and determined. You always do what’s right, and you are the best example to our children of what a loving, supportive partner is! How blessed I am??Te Amo.”
Bundchen replied, “We’ve gone through a lot and grown together a lot. There’s nothing I love more than you and our family and there’s no one I’d better share in my life with then you! Te amo.”
As an insider put it on Page Six, “They usually can’t keep their hands off each other. They always kiss and touch each other. Gisele is the type of person who would tell her friends to keep it hot with their guy.”
“Even when they were away from Tom’s birthday in July, on a yacht in Italy, Tom couldn’t stop pawning Giselle.”
But not everything was as happy and loved as it seemed.
Multiple sources told Page Six that the seven-time Superbowl champion, 45, and the Brazilian model, 42, actually split up multiple times over the years before the “epic fight” in August that led to their latest split – and what it looks like The end of their 13-year marriage.
One insider claimed that Bündchen consulted a divorce attorney in 2015, saying, “Tom and Gisele have separated before. Every two years they have a big fight and she’s left Tom before, but she always comes back.”
“They’ve always worked through things, and Tom was hoping they’d do it again this time.”
The source said he thought the last time they had a big hit was two years ago, but they’ve worked through things.
However, as Page Six revealed exclusively this week, it feels like the end of the road for the couple: They’ve both hired well-established divorce lawyers in Florida, where they live and where they’re likely to file for divorce.
Representatives for Brady and Bündchen declined to comment.
The couple is now believed to be improving their finances: Brady is worth $250 million, while former Victoria’s Secret star Bündchen was the world’s highest-paid model from 2002 to 2016. They also share Million dollar house chain. Representatives of the pair declined to comment.
When The sixth page broke the story of their fight In August, many who knew the couple explained that Bündchen – who told British Vogue their marriage wasn’t a “fairy tale” – struggled with Brady’s return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March, just six weeks into retirement.
In October 2021, Brady admitted that his career affected his wife, saying that she had to postpone her career to run her family. The two share son Benjamin, 12, and daughter Vivian, 9, and Brady is also the father of son Jack, 15, with ex-Bridget Moynahan.
said in Podcast “Let’s Go”. “You know, you haven’t worked much in the last 10 or 12 years just to raise our family and sort of commit to living in Boston and then moving to Florida” [following his March 2020 move to the Bucs after leaving the New England Patriots].
when brady He finally announced his retirement After weeks of speculation in February of this year, he wrote on Instagram: “I loved my NFL career, and now it’s time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention.”
He even addressed Bündchen and their children, writing, “Our family is my greatest achievement. I have always come out of the playground and home of the most loving and supportive wife who has done everything for our family to allow me to focus on my career. Her selflessness has allowed me to reach new heights professionally, and I am powerless to Speak about what you mean to me and our family.”
At first, it looked like Brady – who is the highest-paid player in the NFL and has a string of endorsement deals with brands including FTX and Hertz – would turn to the sidelines. In 2013, he co-founded TB12, a company that sells exercise supplements and equipment. And last year, he co-founded Autograph, a sports and entertainment collectibles website from NFT, which has raised $170 million in funding from investors. As it happened Huge 10-year $375 million deal with Fox Sports.
But Then the retiree tweeted in March: “In the past two months I’ve realized that my place is still on the field, not in the stands.
That time will come. But it is not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They made everything possible. I will be back for my 23rd season in Tampa. LFG Unfinished Commercial”.
Bündchen was not happy, according to sources she knows. She has spoken publicly about her concerns about her husband having CTE, a neurodegenerative disease associated with repetitive head trauma that has affected countless former players and contributed to the deaths of countless former players including Bubba Smith, Demarius Thomas and Frank Gifford.
Featured on the cover of Elle magazine last month, Bündchen didn’t back down Because of her “concerns” about Brady’s continuing career in the NFL.
“This is a very violent sport, and I have my kids and I would like him to be more present,” she said.
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel noted that she “definitely had those conversations with him over and over again.”
There was also a hint that Bünchen felt it was time to shine again: “I did my part, which is [to] be there for [my husband]“I moved to Boston, and I focused on creating a cocoon and a loving environment for my children to grow in and being there to support him and his dreams,” Elle said.
Despite this, sources close to the couple said Page Six earlier this month was ‘biased against women’To blame the couple’s marriage problems on Brady’s ambitions only. One insisted: “The problems are not because of his decision to play football again – sometimes things are complicated.”
Any rumors of cheating from any side have been ruled out.
Several sources confirmed this week that Bündchen was unhappy with Brady’s return to football – and the disruption his constant travel has caused the family.
But, as one insider who worked with them put it: “You can’t blame one thing for the end of a 13-year marriage. There are a lot of issues that have built up over time.”
Brady took an 11-day break from the Bucs in August due to “personal matters”. He missed the team’s first two pre-season games against the Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans before returning to the team on August 21.
Bundchen has She removed her wedding ringAnd this week she was seen getting her car “Purification” of bad feelings. Dr. Ewa, an “Ayurvedic physician” for more than 35 years, burned an incense stick from Palo Santo and seemed to bless the exterior and interior of the white Miami multi-sport supermodel.
Those who know Bündchen say she is keen to put her career on the right track.
“I have a huge list of things that I have to do, that I want to do. At 42, I feel more connected to my goal,” she told Elle.
The model launched her lingerie company in partnership with the Brazilian version of Victoria’s Secret in 2011, and founded an eco-friendly cosmetics company in 2010. Along with other celebrities like Rihanna and Beyoncé, she invested in French fashion brand Destree earlier this year. general.
So far, Build a dream house The couple was building On Miami’s Indian Creek Island, known as the “Billionaires Bunker,” it hangs. The total cost is set to approach $30 million, as they paid $17 million for a home they demolished and an additional $10.12 million for construction costs.
One of the sources said: “She is the one driving the divorce.” People This week from Bundchen. “She plays the role of insulting and [Brady] Play defense. He wants to protect himself and his interests, but he is only beginning to go the legal path in his defense of them. He doesn’t want this to be ugly, he doesn’t want to fight. If the divorce is happening – and it appears to be happening – he wants it to go as smoothly as possible.”
The couple’s friends are upset because they say Brady really loves his wife.
He said, “I think the only phone call that changed my life was my friend Ed, who called me one day and said, ‘I have this girl and I think you should call her.'” WSJ . magazine September 2021. “I ended up calling her and she ended up being the love of my life.”