Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen and NFL superstar Tom Brady have released statements announcing their divorce after 13 years of marriage. The announcement came after several weeks of speculation that a rift had developed between the two regarding his decision to return to football. Brady sensationally made a U-turn on his retirement to play at least the 2022 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reportedly to the detriment of his marriage.
The announcement was met with great sadness by the public, as the couple were a source of admiration and inspiration to many. Though they are going their separate ways, the pair will continue to provide support and love to their children, who are the center of their respective worlds.
Bundchen released a statement on Instagram which read:
"With much gratitude for our time together, Tom and I have amicably finalized our divorce. My priority has always been and will continue to be our children whom I love with all my heart."
All about Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady's children
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady first came across each other in 2006 when they were set up on a blind date. After dating for three years, the couple tied the knot in 2009 during a small wedding at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California.
Together, they share two kids - Benjamin and Vivian, along with John, who is Tom Brady's child from his previous relationship.
John “Jack” Moynahan
Born in August 2007, John is the offspring of Tom Brady, whom he shares with his ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan. The now-separated duo dated from 2004 to 2006 and welcomed their first child when Tom was dating Gisele Bundchen. However, the two (Gisele and Bridget) are on amicable terms now and Bundchen calls Jack her "bonus son."
In 2020, an insider revealed to People Magazine that Jack is interested in playing football and "loves" it. The source added that parents have seen Tom and Jack playing with the latter's classmates on the school grounds.
Born a year after Brady and Bundchen tied the knot, Benjamin is the duo's first child and Brady's second. In 2019, while talking to outlet Men's Health, Tom Brady said it was "hard" for him to digest when his son told him he was not interested in sports.
The father-of-three said he and Benjamin have the best time together doing what the latter likes.
"He’s like, ‘OMG, Dad, you’re so funny.’ He loves joking, and I joke back.”
Born three years after her elder brother, Vivian is the second child and only daughter of Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady. The nine-year-old looks exactly like her mother Bundchen and also recreated her Vogue cover look in January 2021. Additionally, she makes regular appearances on her parents' Instagram posts.