This Friday, October 28, American football player Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen confirmed that they were going to divorce. An announcement that puts an end to weeks of speculation.
The end of a love story that lasted more than fifteen. For several weeks, many media have been announcing that Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen separated themselves. And this Friday, October 28, the American football superstar and Brazilian model formalized their divorce.
“In recent days, my wife and I finalized our divorce after 13 years of marriage. We reached this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together.”wrote Tom Brady in an Instagram story.
Gisele Bündchen: “We took different paths”
Gisele Bündchen also took to her account to publish a messenger to formalize the news. “With great gratitude for our time together, Tom and I have amicably finalized our divorce. My priority has always been and will continue to be my children whom I love with all my heart. (…) The decision to end a marriage is never easy but we have taken different paths and while it’s obviously hard to get through a moment how this one, I am grateful for the time we spent together and wish Tom only the best forever.”said the supermodel.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen began their romance in December 2006. A little over two years later, on February 26, 2009, they decided to take the next step by saying they were married, before becoming parents of two children, Benjamin (12 years old) and Vivian (9 years old). But rumors of a separation had multiplied after the announcement of the return of Tom Brady to the competition, which would have caused tensions in their household. “As with many marriages, it’s not just one thing. Gisele made it clear that she was worried about Tom playing football and they often talked about it. But they’ve had a series of fights over the past few years, and this time around, there seems to be no turning back.”had confided a source interviewed by Page Six on October 4th.
Some of these sources even revealed that the couple had hired lawyers to determine the division of their estimated multi-million dollar empire. “They both have lawyers and are studying the consequences of a separation, who gets what and what the financial terms will be.”had indicated one of them, specifying that that Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady were both “very involved in the lives of their children“and that they would opt for”joint custody in the event of separation”.
According to a relative of the couple who confided in the columns of People on October 7, it was however many years that the couple knew turbulence. “The problems are 10 years old. It’s been going on forever. It’s nothing new for any of them.” confided this source, assuring that it was the model who had taken the initiative to leave the athlete: “She’s the one driving the divorce. She plays attack and he plays defense. He wants to protect himself, protect his interests, but he is only beginning to take the legal route to defend himself from her. He doesn’t want it to be ugly, he doesn’t want to fight.”