Amid Tom Brady’s return to the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, rumors of tension and unrest have surfaced in his relationship with supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen. Sources suggest that the couple’s struggles began when Brady reversed his decision to retire from professional football, prompting dissatisfaction from Gisele over the impact on family time.
Reports of a strained relationship between NFL icon Tom Brady and his wife, Gisele Bündchen, have surfaced following Brady’s surprising decision to come out of retirement. A source confirmed to Us Weekly in September 2022 that tension had emerged between the couple after Brady reneged on his initial retirement announcement, with Gisele expressing discontent over the abrupt change.
The insider revealed, “Gisele was not happy when Tom un-retired from the NFL after such a short time. There is tension between them.” In an effort to mend the rift, the source added, “Tom is doing everything he can to make it up to” Gisele, with both parties working through their differences.
Another source disclosed to People that Gisele, feeling frustrated, had been spending time away from Brady. The decision to return to Tampa after retirement apparently strained the personal side of Brady’s life. The source explained, “Gisele is frustrated and sick of his career coming before their family, who has always supported him.”
Tom and Gisele, who met on a blind date in 2006, have weathered challenges in the past, notably when Brady’s ex-girlfriend, Bridget Moynahan, announced her pregnancy with his son in 2007. Despite early difficulties, Gisele referred to Brady’s son as her “bonus child” in a 2018 interview with People.
However, recent developments have taken a significant turn. On October 28, 2022, People reported that Tom and Gisele filed for divorce in Florida, where Brady plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The settlement arrangements and joint custody of their children were confirmed by an insider. Both Tom and Gisele shared the news on their respective social media accounts.
In a heartfelt Instagram Story post, Tom Brady wrote, “In recent days, my wife and I finalized our divorce from one another after 13 years of marriage. We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together.” Gisele echoed a similar sentiment on her Instagram, expressing gratitude for their time together and emphasizing their commitment to co-parenting their children.
The road to divorce was marked by reports of Gisele giving Tom an ultimatum to choose between their family or his NFL career with the Buccaneers. The media frenzy intensified when Gisele hired a divorce lawyer, and the couple’s disagreements over the years, often centered around Brady’s football commitments, came to the forefront.
In a Vanity Fair cover story in March 2023, Gisele clarified the reasons behind their divorce, citing the natural evolution of individuals and their aspirations. She emphasized the importance of authenticity and balance in a relationship, dispelling rumors that had circulated in the media.
Despite the challenges, Gisele expressed continued support for Tom, stating, “If there’s one person I want to be the happiest in the world, it’s him, believe me. I want him to achieve and to conquer. I want all his dreams to come true. That’s what I want, really, from the bottom of my heart.”
As details continue to emerge about the end of this high-profile marriage, fans are left reflecting on the complexities that contributed to the dissolution of a union that once seemed unbreakable.