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Is there a chance? Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen were married for over 13 years, but it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. Rumors began swirling that there was tension in their marriage due to the quarterback un-retiring and returning for another season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which led to their October 2022 split. However, fans are wondering whether the duo may have reunited despite splitting up. Keep reading for an update on their divorce.
Are Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Still Married?
Tom and Gisele announced they filed for divorce via Instagram Stories in October 2022. The former couple posted separate messages to their online fans about the forthcoming news.
“In recent days, my wife and I finalized our divorce from one another after 13 years of marriage,” Tom wrote at the time. “We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together … We arrive at this decision to end our marriage after much consideration. Doing so is, of course, painful and difficult like it is for many people who go through the same thing every day around the world.”
As for Gisele, she wrote, “We arrived at this decision to end our marriage after much consideration. Doing so is, of course, painful and difficult, like it is for many people who go through the same thing every day around the world. However, we wish only the best for each other as we pursue whatever new chapters in our lives that are yet to be written.”
The pair were seemingly headed toward a divorce for weeks, as the model was “already talking to attorneys” about separating from her husband, a source told In Touch in October 2022. A second source noted that the football star had hired his own divorce attorney as well and mentioned he and Gisele are currently “living apart.”
What Did Tom Brady Say After the Divorce Announcement?
The athlete gave his first interview post-divorce announcement during an October 2022 episode of his Sirius XM show, “Let’s Go!”
“I think there’s a lot of professionals in life that go through things that they deal with at work and they deal with at home,” he said. “So, that’s what professionals do. You focus at work when it’s time to work, and then when you come home, you focus on the priorities that are at home,” he continued. “All you can do is the best you could do. That’s what I’ll just continue to do as long as I’m working and as long as I’m being a dad.”
When Did Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Split Rumors Start?
The athlete shocked fans in April when he announced that he was coming out of retirement to play another season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, just 40 days after announcing that he was ending his career.
Although Tom told Complex Gisele was “supportive” of him coming back to play another season, he raised some eyebrows when he took an 11-day leave of absence during training for “personal” reasons.
“We all have really unique challenges to our life. I’m 45 years old, man. There’s a lot of s–t going on, so just gotta figure out life the best you can,” he said during an August 27 press conference. “It’s a continuous process.”
The California native’s career has been an issue in the past. Tom revealed he and Gisele went to couples therapy because the supermodel “wasn’t satisfied” with their marriage.
“She didn't feel like I was doing my part for the family," the former New England Patriots player said about entering counseling “a couple of years” prior to his interview with Howard Stern in 2020. "She felt like I would play football all season and she would take care of the house, and then all of a sudden when the season ended, I'd be like, 'Great, let me get into all of my other business activities. Let me get into my football training,' and she's sitting there going, 'Well when are you going to do things for the house? When are you going to take the kids to school and do that?'"
Tom admitted he had to “check himself” in that moment, adding, “She was like 'I have goals and dreams too.'" Although he felt “resentful” about pulling back on projects in order to spend time with his family, he eventually realized, "The point of a relationship is that it has to work for both [partners]. You better work on both because if you don't then it's not sustainable."
The real turning point amid their struggles came after Gisele wrote her husband a “very heartfelt letter” that gave an honest view of her perspective on their marriage.
“It's a good reminder for me that things are going to change and evolve over time,” Tom said, adding that he still reads the note from time to time. “What happened and what worked for us 10 years ago won't work for us forever because we are growing in different ways.”
Rumors began swirling that things may still be rocking between the longtime couple after Tom's kids were reportedly spotted in the stands, seemingly without Gisele, during his 2022 home opener in September 2022. His three children even joined him for an on-field embrace before kickoff.
Five days later, Gisele was reportedly spotted in Miami, where she and Tom have lived. However, she wasn’t with her husband.
What Did Gisele Bundchen Say About Her Marriage?
The supermodel was photographed walking through the streets of New York City with the couple's daughter Vivian in September 2022, where she took the pre-teen shopping for clothes. Gisele's outing coincides with New York Fashion Week but was unclear if she was in town for any of the events. Meanwhile, Tom was back in Tampa training with the Bucs for their showdown against New Orleans Saints that month.
Ten days later, Tom finally hit his home field in Tampa in September 2022 to go up against the Green Bay Packers. His mom, Galynn Brady, brought Tom's two children he shares with Gisele, Benjamin and Vivian, as well as his son Jack to the game to support their dad . However, Gisele was conspicuously absent.
After landing on the cover of Elle’s October 2022 issue, Gisele gave fans an inside look at her marriage with the Buccaneers quarterback, while revealing the “violent” sport “concerns” her.
“I have definitely had those conversations with him over and over again. But ultimately, I feel that everybody has to make a decision that works for [them]. He needs to follow his joy, too,” she said before noting that she has “done her part” by moving to Boston and making a safe space for their kids.
Things took a sharper turn though by the middle of that month. At the time, she commented a “thank you” hands emoji in response to Jay Shetty’s Instagram post on romance, which read, “You can’t be in a committed relationship with someone who is inconsistent with you. Read that again.”
Nevertheless, things seemed to have taken a nicer turn by February 2023 when Tom announced his retirement via Instagram. In response to the clip, Gisele commented, “Wishing you only wonderful things in this new chapter of your life.”
When Did Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Get Married?
The pair wed in 2009 after meeting on a blind date three years prior. The same year they walked down the aisle, they welcomed their son, Ben, followed by their daughter, Vivian, in 2012. Tom is also the father of his and ex Bridget Moynahan’s son, Jack, who was born in 2007.
In August 2022, Gisele posted a public tribute when Tom turned 45 despite rumors they had a rift.
“Happy birthday to one of the most focused, disciplined and fashionable person I know!” the supermodel wrote via Instagram. “@tombrady you are so loved and we are always here cheering for you and wishing you all the most wonderful things in life!”
By October 2022, however, the hands-on mom was photographed with her children in Miami, and her wedding ring was noticeably missing from her left hand.
That day, a source told In Touch that the model was taking legal action toward divorcing the athlete.
“Things are bound to get messy with dividing assets and everything,” the insider said.
Shortly afterward, the former couple announced their divorce via their respective Instagram Stories.
“In recent days, my wife and I have finalized our divorce from one another after 13 years of marriage,” Tom wrote.