Gisele Bündchen Denies Cheating on Tom Brady, Confirms She's Dating

Originally appeared on E! Online

Gisele Bündchen wants to set the record straight regarding a couple of rumors about her love life, past and present.

First, the supermodel denies cheating on now-ex-husband Tom Brady before their 2022 divorce. In an interview with The New York Times, published March 23, Gisele said, "That is a lie."

The 43-year-old, who shares son Benjamin, 14, and daughter Vivian, 11, with the retired NFL icon, went on to confirm part of a second rumor about herself: She is dating again. According to the New York Times, her new relationship is new.

"This is the first time I am seeing someone that was a friend of mine first," Gisele added. "It's very different. It is very honest, and it's very transparent."

She did not identify her new partner. In February, a source confirmed to E! News that Gisele is dating Joaquim Valente, her family jiu-jitsu instructor, almost a year after the two sparked romance rumors.

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While he has not commented about the nature of their relationship, Gisele has addressed the speculation about the pair before, telling Vanity Fair in an April 2023 cover interview, "I think, at this point, unfortunately, because I'm divorced, I'm sure that they're going to try to attach me to anything."

She also said Joaquim has become a great friend to her and her family. "He's our teacher and, most importantly, he's a person that I admire and that I trust," she added. "It's so good to have that kind of energy, to have my kids around that type of energy."

Gisele Bundchen, NYC, 2024
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Earlier this month, Gisele spoke about life after her and Tom's divorce, which was finalized in October 2022. "Right now, really, my priority is my kids and creating this beautiful sanctuary for our family," she told Robin Roberts during her Impact x Nightline special, when asked if she would ever "open" her heart to someone else. "I don't have a crystal ball about what's going to happen tomorrow but, yeah."

She continued, "It's a new chapter in my life and I get to learn new things. I get to walk my path in a different way, and I'm grateful for all of it. I'm grateful for every lessons."

Look back at pics of Gisele with her kids over the years:

Music to Her Ears

<p>Music to Her Ears</p>

Gisele Bündchen is showered with kisses from son Benjamin and daughter Vivian, who she shares with Tom Brady.

Sun's Out

<p>Sun's Out</p>

The trio gets silly during a beach vacation.

All Smiles

<p>All Smiles</p>

Gisele and her kids share a laugh.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

<p>Like Mother, Like Daughter</p>

It looks like Vivian has inherited her mama's love of yoga.

Football Star

<p>Football Star</p>

Benjamin, who is following his dad's footsteps into football, receives a kiss from his mom after a game.

Snuggle Season

<p>Snuggle Season</p>

There's nothing more heartwarming than a mother-daughter snuggle.

All Grown Up

<p>All Grown Up</p>

Gisele proves her son's all grown up with this photo of the two back-to-back.

Chasing Waterfalls

<p>Chasing Waterfalls</p>

Gisele and Vivian share a cute moment during a 2023 vacation to Brazil.

Sleepover With Mom

<p>Sleepover With Mom</p>

The supermodel gets a sweet wake-up call from her daughter.

Yoga Buddies

<p>Yoga Buddies</p>

Gisele and Benjamin practice yoga by the beach.

The Sweetest Thing

<p>The Sweetest Thing</p>

A mother's kiss is sweeter than a popsicle.



Gisele sneaks in a kiss after her son gives her a piece of his artwork as a gift.

My Little Pony

My Little Pony

Gisele and Benjamin takes the horses for a walk down the trail.

Soccer Mom

Soccer Mom

Gisele gets into the spirit by cheering on her favorite team and holding onto daughter Vivian.

Lake Viewing

Lake Viewing

Gisele shows her daughter the beauty of the natural outdoors.

Beach Babes

Beach Babes

Gisele and the kids enjoy a nice day by the beach.

Story Time

Story Time

Benjamin appears engrossed as his mother reads him a story.



The whole family lets loose together and has fun playing.

Sunset Session

Sunset Session

Benjamin is clearly a yoga enthusiast as he hangs with his mom on the beach at sunset.

Game Night

Game Night

Gisele and the kids make sure to support their dad during his big football game.

Reaching for the Sky

Reaching for the Sky

Vivian tries to imitate her mother's every move during a yoga session.

Mommy & Me

<p>Mommy & Me</p>

Gisele lifts her little one up into the air during a carefree beach day.

Mom Chic

Mom Chic

Even when she's getting her makeup done and breastfeeding her baby, Gisele looks stylish as ever.



Gisele shares her love of a healthy lifestyle by leading Vivian in an outdoor yoga session.

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