Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen announce divorce after 13 years

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen announced they had finalized their divorce on Friday, ending a 13-year marriage between two superstars who reached the pinnacle of fashion and football, respectively.

Brady and Bündchen posted statements on Instagram late Friday morning saying they each reached the decision “amicably.” , no petition for divorce from either of the couples, which any county in Florida has the right to file, was immediately shown.

“The decision to end a marriage is never an easy one, but we fell apart. Of course, it’s hard to go through something like this, but I’ve been blessed with the time we’ve had together.” I always wish Tom the best,” Bündchen wrote.

Both said their priority was their children and asked for privacy.

“After much consideration, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” Brady wrote. “Of course, it’s painful and difficult to do so, as are many people around the world going through the same thing every day.”

Divorce landed in the middle Brady’s 23rd NFL season, and in him First 3 consecutive losses In 20 years, just months after being a seven-time Super Bowl champion ending his short retirement. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has long wanted to spend more time with Bundchen and his three children. announced his retirement in February. Just change your mind after 40 days.

“What more do we have to prove?” Bündchen told her husband on the sidelines after his final, record-breaking Super Bowl win. Brady himself said shortly after the win.

Brady initially said retirement was a chance to “focus my time and energy on other things that need my attention,” but part of his motivation for returning is that he’s “playing with the Buccaneers.” The team failed to reach the Super Bowl last season to repeat as champions.

Bündchen said on “CBS This Morning” in 2017 that she was worried about her husband. he played with a concussion Previous year. Brady’s then-team, the New England Patriots, and her agent declined to respond to her comments at the time, and an NFL spokesperson said: there was no record he had a head injury.Brady later said he liked keep his medical history private.

“I mean, we’re not talking about it,” Bündchen said in an interview. I really don’t think it’s a healthy thing for everyone to go through. “

She recently claimed that the characterization of reports that her husband was desperate to retire had sexist undertones.

“For sure, I have concerns. It’s a very violent sport and I have a kid and I want him to be more present.” The supermodel told Elle magazine in September. “I have definitely had many, many conversations with him. must follow.”

Bündchen and Brady were introduced by a mutual friend and were married twice a little over two years later. They said the first “I do” in front of family and close friends at a Catholic church in Santa Monica, California in early 2009, followed by an equally modest second time at her home in Costa Rica nearly two months later. held a wedding ceremony.

Their son Benjamin was born later that year, followed by daughter Vivian in 2012. Brady also has a 15-year-old son, Jack Moynahan, from a previous relationship with actor Bridget Moynahan.

Spotted by a model scout in Brazil at the age of 13, Bündchen secured her place as one of the industry’s highest-paid models by the 2000s and, boosted by her relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio, became a tabloid staple. became. As well as walking runways for her designer tops and appearing in campaigns for her brands High Street and High Her Fashion, she signed on as Her Angel in Victoria’s Secret, Prada. He has taken on small film roles such as ‘The Devil Clothed’.

she is In 2015, she stopped modeling activities. I’ve given up my runway job and limited myself to a few ad campaigns and magazine covers a year. She made one big exception. wearing a glittery gown Big smile as she crosses the 400-foot (120-meter) runway in 2016 at the Rio Olympics While being a fellow Brazilian Performed by Daniel Jobim “The Girl from Ipanema”

Since reducing her modeling efforts, she has devoted herself to environmental activism. Protecting the Amazon Rainforest, We are also developing businesses such as eco-friendly skin care and lingerie lines. She’s also been vocal about her mental health, revealing debilitating panic attacks that she said made her think of suicide and criticizing unrealistic beauty standards.

Most of all, Bündchen told Elle: Her first priority was family.

“I did my part to be there[for Tom]. “I focused on creating an environment.” That makes me happy. At this point in my life, I feel I’ve done a good job of it.”

After Years in Boston—Where Brady Was played for the Patriots — and when she moved to Tampa again with him in 2020, she said she had plans of her own. At 42, she feels more connected to her purpose. “

Brady turned 45 in August. Left the Buccaneers for 11 days For unspecified personal reasons. The team favored the vacation, calling it a pre-planned vacation agreed before training camp started in July.

Brady, the three-time NFL MVP and leader in passing yards and touchdowns in league history, reportedly signed a 10-year contract worth $375 million to Lead Football Analyst at Fox Sports When he cuts his cleats. It’s still unclear when that will be — Brady has expressed interest in extending his playing career beyond his mid-40s if he can maintain his health, but his current ex-wife announced in 2017 had another idea.

“That kind of aggression isn’t always healthy for you,” she said. During an interview with CBS. “When he’s around 100, we plan to make sure he’s healthy and doing lots of fun things.”


Associated Press journalists Kurt Anderson and Rob Murdy contributed to this report.