The Latest Update on Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen 's Marital Problems

Rumor has it that Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen have retained lawyers and are gearing up for a divorce—news that comes after months of speculation that the couple's marriage is on shaky ground. From reports of an "epic fight," to claims the couple is "living separately," barely a day goes by without a dramatic update—so we've put 'em all in one place to keep track. Fingers crossed this timeline ends with these two working things out!

~Circa 2020

Tom opens up about the impact his career has had on his marriage during an interview with Howard Stern, saying that Giselle's felt he wasn't doing his "part for the family" and "felt like I would play football all season and she would take care of the house. She wasn’t satisfied with our marriage. So I needed to make a change in that. Her point was, ‘Well, yeah, of course this works for you. It all works for you. But it doesn’t work for me.'"

Obviously things were fine for several years after this, so consider that quote a little background as we head to....

August 11, 2022

Tom is excused from practicing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and head coach Todd Bowles says he's dealing with "some personal things."

"Tom has been excused today," Tom explains. "He'll be taking... he'll be back somewhere around after Tennessee. He's going to deal with some personal things."

August 27, 2022

After a 11-day absence from practice, Tom returns and tells reporters (via TMZ), "Everyone has different situations they're dealing with, and we all have really unique challenges to our lives. I'm 45 years old, man. There's a lot of sh-- going on, so you just have to try and figure out life the best you can. You know, it's a continuous process."

September 1, 2022

Page Six reports that Tom and Gisele are in the middle of an "epic fight" and claims she left the family compound in Tampa for a trip to Costa Rica.

“Tom and Gisele are in a fight right now,” one source says, while another adds, “There’s been trouble in the marriage over his decision to un-retire. Gisele has always been the one with the kids. They had agreed he would retire to focus on the family, then he changed his mind.”

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Photo credit: Stefanie Keenan - Getty Images

September 7, 2022

People reports that Tom and Gisele are experiencing "a lot of tension" over his decision to un-retire, and they're in a "rough patch."

"There's a lot of tension. She was so happy when he announced his retirement, and she wasn't thrilled at all when he went back on that," a source says. "They're hitting a rough patch. But I know they're trying, or at least he's trying, to figure it out and make it work. He wants to get through this and for things to get better."

September 11, 2022

Gisele tweets her support for Tom...

But doesn't attend his first game of the season. An insider tells People, "Everyone here knows that there's tension, but we don't know how serious it is. So we're just not talking to him about Gisele. It's not a topic anyone wants to bring up to him."

September 12, 2022

A source tells People that "Going back to Tampa after the retirement put a strain on the personal side of [Tom's] life. Gisele is frustrated and sick of his career coming before their family, who has always supported him."

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Photo credit: Kevin C. Cox - Getty Images

September 13, 2022

Gisele gives an interview to Elle saying, “I’ve done my part, which is [to] be there for [Tom]. I moved to Boston, and I focused on creating a cocoon and a loving environment for my children to grow up in and to be there supporting him and his dreams. Seeing my children succeed and become the beautiful little humans that they are, seeing him succeed, and being fulfilled in his career—it makes me happy. At this point in my life, I feel like I’ve done a good job on that. I have a huge list of things that I have to do, that I want to do. At 42, I feel more connected with my purpose.”

She also says, “I feel very fulfilled in that way, as a mother and as a wife. And now it’s going to be my turn."

September 16, 2022

A source tells People that Tom and Gisele have been living apart for over a month, while an Entertainment Tonight insider says, "Gisele has been telling Tom for a while he needs to spend more time with the family and after he retired, she thought she was getting what she asked for. Once Tom decided to go back to the NFL, she was devastated. Gisele is very hurt."

Another source explains to ET that "Gisele is upset with Tom and wants some space right now. She is getting pushed to her limit. She has always supported Tom and has been there for him, but she is over it. She doesn't think Tom has been himself lately."

September 28, 2022

Page Six reports that Tom and Gisele are both "hunkering down" in Miami ahead of Hurricane Ian but notes they are staying in separate homes.

October 4, 2022

Multiple outlets report that Tom and Gisele have hired divorce lawyers. A source tells Page Six, “I never actually thought this argument would be the end of them, but it looks like it is. 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.”

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Photo credit: Steve Granitz - Getty Images

Meanwhile, a source tells Entertainment Tonight that "Rumblings of marital issues between Tom and Gisele began towards the end of the summer, and more recently, things have gotten worse and more serious. They haven't been in a good place. Gisele feels like Tom has chosen his career over his family, and she is tired of it. She also has her own dreams and aspirations and doesn't want to have to keep putting her goals on hold. They are weighing their options for their future as a family and thinking about what next steps might look like."

:/ Hate to hear it. We'll be updating this with more news as it happens, and here's to hoping Tom and Gisele make it work. (And if they don't, that she rebounds with Pete Davidson.)

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