Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen officially announce separation after 13 years of marriage
by Ana Walia | Fri, 28 Oct 2022 16:12:51 GMT
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen with their kids. Image Source: People

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen are going their separate ways.

After months of speculation, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen have finally taken upon themselves to talk about the status of their relationship, which is at its near end.

The couple, who had been married for 13 years, shared a statement on their social media announcing their separation. Tom Brady took to his Instagram story, he wrote that he and his wife had recently finalized their divorce after 13 years of marriage. They made the decision cordially and with an appreciation for the time they spent around each other, and they are blessed with wonderful and beautiful children who will proceed to be the center of their world in every way, according to Tom.

The NFL player stated that as parents, they will continue to work together to ensure that their kids receive the affection and attention they deserve. Tom wrote once more that they had decided to end their marriage after much thought, and that doing so is, of course, challenging, just as it is for people all over the world every day. In his statement, Tom Brady stated that they wish each other nothing but the best as they embark on whatever new chapters in their lives await them. Tom requested personal space and urged everybody to respect him as they prepare for what is to come in the coming days and weeks.

Tom Brady's Statement. Source: People 

Gisele Bündchen wrote in her story that she and Tom have amicably finalized their divorce, and her primary concern has always been and will remain to be their children, whom she loves with all her heart. Gisele went on to say that they will continue to co-parent the children and provide them with the love, care, and attention they need.

The model added that ending a marriage is never easy, but they have grown apart, and while it is challenging to go through a situation like this, she feels blessed for the time they had together and simply wishes Tom Brady the best. During such a critical time, Gisele Bündchen has also requested privacy and respect.

A source close to the couple shared that Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady worked on the terms of their settlement with a mediator and it has all been worked out and they agreed to joint custody of the children. Earlier in October, it was reported that the pair had hired New York-based divorce lawyers amid ongoing speculation about their split. According to a source, the model has been upset for a long time and it is still difficult for her, but she feels she needs to move on, adding that she does not believe her marriage can be repaired.

Gisele Bündchen's statement. Image Source: Page Six 

According to a source, their divorce was finalized just a few hours ago, and the model is devastated to be parting ways with Tom Brady, but she needed to prioritize herself and the kids, and she had had enough. According to the source, Gisele has been working with her healer to stay at peace and come to terms with the end of her and Tom Brady's beautiful 13-year marriage.

According to a source close to Tom Brady, Gisele is the one pushing the divorce, and she is on offense while he is on defense. He wants to safeguard himself and his interests, but his legal defense of her is just getting started. He doesn't want to fight; he never wanted this to be ugly and wanted the things between them to go as smoothly as possible.

In recent weeks, a different source told E! News that the couple had agreed to "take time apart." What caused the schism between the two, according to the second source, was Tom Brady's return to the field.According to the second source, the root of the problem is his inability to be available during the football season. She has a set way of doing things. They've been experiencing issues for years, and this is a consistent problem. Tom originally announced his retirement from the NFL in February.

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However, one month later, the 45-year-old demonstrated that he was not ready to close that chapter just yet. Tom announced on March 13 that he would be going to return for his 23rd season. After being off the field for 11 days, Tom talked about what happened during his break, saying that everybody has different scenarios they're trying to deal with, and different people have unique challenges in their lives and added that he's 45 years old, man, and there is a lot of shit going on, so he simply needs to try and figure out life the best you can. Tom added that it's a never-ending process.

Gisele has become more outspoken about her emotions about Tom's return to the playing field since then, telling Elle that she has concerns. Gisele went on to say that it is a very violent sport, that she has children, and that she would like him to be more available. Aside from her wishes for Tom, Gisele also discussed her goals for herself, saying she has a long list of things she needs to do and wants to do. Reflecting on the past few years, the model stated that she has made decisions regarding her personal life. The model stated that she has done her part by moving to Boston and focusing on supporting Tom Brady in his dreams and creating a family cocoon with a loving environment for their children to grow up in.

Gisele is a very 'advantages and disadvantages' person, according to a source, and she sees very few perks to him playing anymore though. She's told him he's the GOAT and has nothing to prove. He could be leaving on a high note and trying to play until the wheels fall off does not seems like a good way to go. Tom Brady disclosed in 2020 that he and Gisele Bündchen had seen a marriage counselor a few years before when their marriage was going through a rough patch.

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During an interview with Howard Stern in April 2020, he said that Gisele didn't feel like he was doing his part for the family adding that he would play football all season while she took care of the house, and then when the season was over, he'd be like he should get back into all of his other business activities.' Which is when Gisele would ask him when was he going to do things around the house. When was he going to take the kids to school?"

Tom Brady claimed Gisele Bündchen wrote him a letter in which she expressed her feelings about their relationship. He explained that she wrote a letter to him, and it was a very thought-out letter that she wrote which he said that he still has and keeps in a drawer and reads it. Tom added that it's a very touching letter from her adding that this is where he is in their marriage, and it serves as a good reminder to him that things will change and evolve. What happened and what worked for then ten years ago will no longer work for them in the future because they are evolving in different ways.

The couple has two children: son Benjamin, 12, and daughter Vivian Lake, 9, as well as Brady's ex-wife Bridget Moynahan's son John Edward, 15. According to the source, Gisele Bündchen feels bad for the kids, but she doesn't anticipate any custody issues with Tom Brady.