Tom Brady Is Reportedly Questioning This Aspect of Gisele Bündchen’s New Relationship

Gisele Bündchen and Joaquim Valente are slowly making their romance public, but there might be one person who isn’t exactly thrilled: Tom Brady. It seems that the former NFL star, and Bündchen’s ex-husband, thinks that her relationship might have overlapped with their marriage — and his pals are spilling the tea.

On Wednesday, a People report shared that the 43-year-old supermodel and the jiu-jitsu instructor’s “friendship turned romantic after the divorce.” They didn’t deny that Valente “was a huge comfort for Gisele while she went through her divorce,” but the insider claimed that their love didn’t develop until June 2023, and that’s why “they’re taking it slow” right now.

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MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 10: Joaquim Valente is seen out and about on January 10, 2024 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by MEGA/GC Images)
MIAMI, FL – JANUARY 10: Joaquim Valente is seen out and about on January 10, 2024 in Miami, Florida.

A source on Brady’s side is taking issue with that timeline, telling TMZ , “They should add 2021 after June. Then the headline would be accurate.” That would squarely put Bündchen and Valente in an affair since fans weren’t really aware of major trouble in the superstar couple’s marriage until the summer of 2022. Brady took some time off from preseason practice while dealing with what his Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach called “some personal things.” That 11-day absence sent off a firestorm of headlines about the state of the athlete’s union to the fashion icon.

Bündchen has always maintained that Valente was their children’s fitness instructor as a part of their homeschooling curriculum. She brought him, along with kids Benjamin, 14, and Vivian, 11, on extended vacations to her home in Costa Rica, but friends of Brady were skeptical about his supposedly platonic presence in her life. “When they announced divorce in October 2022, Gisele fled to Costa Rica for 2 months,” they said sarcastically. “Joaquim flew there with her for 2 months. She takes her jiu-jitsu training seriously. LOL.”

The heat around Bündchen’s rumored dating life with Valente began in November 2022 when the duo was seen on their first Costa Rican trip. Brady subtly responded to the news by deleting a family snapshot that was his cover image on his X, formerly Twitter, page. Bündchen was erased from his social media account — it could be a coincidence, or it could be a petty move. A Brady insider told TMZ at that time, “It always seemed weird she just one day abruptly ended the marriage.” So, the suspicions have been in place for quite some time.

But we’re at the point that both Bündchen and Brady have moved on with other partners and their only job now is to co-parent amicably. The murky timeline won’t change the past, so the former dynamic duo now has to look ahead to their new future.

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