Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen have been married since 2009, and have two children together. News recently broke that Tom Brady and Gisele have hired divorce lawyers amid months of speculation that the power couple’s marriage could be going downhill.
Tom Brady, 45, chose to return earlier in 2022, a decision that lasted 40 days, and has since decided to return for his what could be his last year playing football, at age 45. Widely considered the greatest football player of all time, the long-time Patriots quarterback, and now Buccaneers quarterback is by far the oldest player in the NFL.
At 45, Tom Brady is by far the oldest active NFL player, with the second oldest being offensive lineman Jason Peters, who is 5 years younger than Brady, at age 40.
Tom Brady has gone beyond simply being a celebrity NFL player, he’s simply a celebrity. Football fans and non-football fans alike can identify who Brady is on and off the field. Brady has endorsement deals from Aston Martin, Under Armour, and Subway headlining the over a dozen companies who want Tom Brady to advertise for them.
Gisele Bündchen, 42, is a Brazilian fashion model. Gisele has been modeling since 1994, when at the age of 14 she was spotted while in a shopping mall. The modeling agency, Elite Model Management, would go on to support the upcoming stardom of Gisele.
Gisele has beauty deals with Chanel and Carolina Herrera, her own clotheslines, lingerie, and beauty products. Through these companies and endorsements, Gisele is one of the richest and more successful women in the world.
Gisele is listed as the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry. This comes as no surprise, since she has an estimated celebrity net worth of roughly $400 million. While Tom Brady with worth $200-250 million.
With the countless millions between the power-couple, three children, property, and anything else the two share – is Tom Brady and Gisele heading towards a messy divorce, or just a rough patch?
According to PageSix, who’s been keeping up with the couple’s divorce rumors since the beginning, says:
“As previously revealed, the couple have been living separately for the past couple months following an epic fight — and they’re now apparently looking at dividing up their multimillion-dollar empire.
“I never actually thought this argument would be the end of them, but it looks like it is,” one source in the know tells Page Six.
“I don’t think there will be any coming back now. They both have lawyers and are looking at what a split will entail, who gets what and what the finances will be.”
Reps for Brady and Bündchen did not respond to requests for comment.”
PageSix also added:
“The couple would likely file for divorce in Florida, as that’s where they are primarily based, legal experts say. Another source who knows the couple confirm they are looking at dividing their assets, which includes a $26 million property portfolio.”
Many have speculated that the “epic fight” could be about. Tom Brady has mentioned that there’s “personal sh*t” that people deal with, however, he was not specific in any way. Gisele has said in an interview with Elle magazine (https://www.elle.com/fashion/a41095078/gisele-bundchen-interview-future-plans/) that she wishes Tom Brady would “be more present”, adding, “I have definitely had those conversations with him over and over again”
While these statements are pointing toward Gisele having a potential issue with Tom Brady’s decision to return to the NFL, PageSix, in a separate article says:
“Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s marriage problems have “nothing to do with his decision to return to the NFL,” sources close to the model now say, adding those claims are “sexist.”
A source close to the couple told Page Six, “The problems are not due to his decision to play football again — sometimes things are complicated.”
While refusing to explain more, the insider added that this speculation is “sexist” and wrongly blames the model for their marriage issues.”
Tom Brady has been more unpredictable in recent years, and since (at least for right now) Gisele is married to Brady, the chaos that Brady is sending the media through could be something similar to another fake retirement, or, the story could be sadly true. Brady’s free agent period in 2020, his fake retirement, and the hiatus that Brady never elaborated on before the 2022 NFL season has been the most recent occurrences of Brady possibly toying with the media. Brady stays silent when he wants to, and clarifies when he wants to. Since PageSix released the story indicating that Brady and Gisele have hired divorce attorneys, the power-couple has been awfully quiet.