It looks like things are really over for Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady. After months of rumored tension between the couple — seemingly surrounding Brady’s un-retirement — they’ve made their split official. Bündchen and Brady have finalized their divorce, according to their individual posts on Instagram on Oct. 28.
“With much gratitude for our time together, Tom and I have amicably finalized our divorce,” Bündchen shared on her Instagram story. “My priority has always been and will continue to be our children whom I love with all my heart. We will continue co-parenting to give them the love, care and attention they greatly deserve.”
She went on, “The decision to end a marriage is never easy but we have grown apart and while it is, of course, difficult to go through something like this, I feel blessed for the time we had together and only wish the best for Tom always. I kindly ask that our privacy be respected during this difficult time.”
Brady’s IG story echoed a similar sentiment. “In recent days, my wife and I finalized our divorce from one another after 13 years of marriage,” he wrote. “We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together. We are blessed with wonderful and beautiful children who will continue to be the center of our world in every way. We will continue to work together as parents to always ensure they receive the love and attention they deserve.”
Brady continued, “We arrived at this decision to end our marriage after much consideration. Doing so is, of course, painful and difficult, like it is for many people who go through the same thing around the world. However we wish only the best for each other as we pursue whatever new chapters in our lives that are yet to be written. And we kindly ask for privacy and respect as we navigate what is to come in the days and weeks ahead.”
This news comes after weeks of reports that the couple was planning to split. On Oct. 4, Page Six reported that both Bündchen and Brady had both hired divorce lawyers, but sources told People at the time that only Bündchen had taken that step.
On Oct. 4, an insider told Page Six, “I never actually thought this argument would be the end of them, but it looks like it is.” The argument in question? Apparently, when Brady announced his retirement in February, Bündchen was looking forward to more family time with him and their kids. So when he went back on his retirement in March, things reportedly did not go over too smoothly. "She was so happy when he announced his retirement, and she wasn't thrilled at all when he went back on that," a source told People.
Cue months of reported tension. “Tom and Gisele are in a fight right now,” a source told Page Six in September. Another source added, “There’s been trouble in the marriage over his decision to un-retire. Gisele has always been the one with the kids. They had agreed he would retire to focus on the family, then he changed his mind.”
Prior to their posts confirming the news, Bündchen and Brady both dropped hints that they were going through something. On Oct. 11, Bündchen left a cryptic comment on life coach Jay Shetty’s Instagram post, where he said, “You can’t be in a committed relationship with someone who is inconsistent with you. Read that again.” Bündchen responded with a “🙏” emoji. And in an Oct. 24 podcast interview, Brady opened up about “adversity” and how it can challenge you to figure things out.
This sounds complicated, but according to their statements, they’re both on the same page about their respect for one another.
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