The name of the 45-year-old former New England Patriots quarterback has been in the news constantly since he left the NFL and then came back early this year.
His protracted absence from training camp, probable participation in “The Masked Singer,” and more recently, alleged marital issues, have all been the subject of rumors. Brady and Gisele Bündchen both posted on Instagram on Friday to confirm the divorce rumors are true.
Here is a quick rundown of some of the most recent information involving the potential first-ballot Hall of Famer:
Brady, Bündchen Finalize Divorce
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In a statement released on Friday, Brady said, “After 13 years of marriage, my wife and I recently finalized our divorce from one another. With respect and appreciation for the time we had together, we came to this choice.
We have great children who are the center of our world in every aspect. We are blessed with them. As parents, we’ll keep cooperating to make sure kids always get the love and care they deserve.
“After careful contemplation, we decided to dissolve our marriage.”
“Obviously, doing so is painful and challenging, just like it is for many people who experience the same thing every day all across the world.
However, while we pursue whatever new chapters in our life remain to be written, we wish nothing but the best for one another.
“And while we navigate what is to come in the days and weeks ahead, we kindly ask for privacy and respect. I’m grateful.
At the same time, Bundchen posted a message of her own on Instagram.
“Tom and I have mutually agreed to end our marriage, and we are very grateful for our time together. Our children, whom I adore with all my heart, have always been and will remain my top priority. In order to provide them with the love, care, and attention they so richly deserve, we will continue to co-parent.”
While it is obviously tough to go through something like this, I feel blessed for the time we had together and only wish the best for Tom in the future. The decision to terminate a marriage is never simple, but we have grown apart.
I respectfully request that our privacy be protected at this delicate time.
Couple Hires Divorce Lawyers
On October 4, NBC News announced that both Bündchen and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback had hired divorce attorneys.
According to reports, Brady and Bündchen have been living apart for the past “few months” and have now recruited attorneys to decide how their assets would be shared in the event that they part ways, possibly indicating the end of their marriage.
Brady is the father to Benjamin, 14, and Vivian, 9, with Bündchen. He also has a 15-year-old son named Jack from a prior relationship with the actress Bridget Moynihan.
According to reports this summer, Bündchen was disappointed in Brady’s choice to play in his 23rd NFL season after declaring his retirement in early February.
The model recently talked to Elle magazine and revealed her worry about her husband’s decision to take up football again.
Brady’s Kids Join Him at First Home Game
On September 25, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played the Green Bay Packers, Brady’s three children were present to support him in his first home game of the year.
Brady is seen embracing his 12-year-old son Benjamin, 9-year-old daughter Vivian, and 15-year-old son Jack, who he shares with his ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan, on his way to the field in a touching video shared on Twitter by the Buccaneers’ official account. The video’s team caption read: “All about family.”
Tom’s children watched their first NFL game of the year that afternoon. But one Brady family member was conspicuously missing: Gisele.
How Did Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen Meet?
Brady and Bündchen first connected on a blind date in 2006, soon after Brady’s breakup with Moynihan, who later learned that she was expecting. In 2005, Bündchen called it quits on her five-year relationship with actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
Brady remembered to Detail in 2009, “This acquaintance informed me he knew a girl version of me.” In her book from 2018 “Lessons: Brady is a reliable friend, according to Bündchen in her statement “My Path to a Meaningful Life.
It’s a trait I hadn’t encountered in any of my previous love affairs. I trust my husband above all else, and I love him. I’m able to build a house with Tom, who gives our family a solid foundation.”