This is the end for Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady are headed to a divorce after weeks of speculation that their marriage is in trouble.
Both A-listers have hired divorce lawyers, according to the New York Post.
A source close to the couple confirmed for CNN that they have been dealing with “marital issues” and are currently “living separately.
The end of Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady’s did not come as a consequence of unfaithfulness. According to sources, the couple has recently “grown apart.”
One source said to Page Six: “There is absolutely no accusation of cheating on either side. Tom and Gisele have recently struggled to make their marriage work and have grown apart.”
Tom Brady spent most of the summer away from Gisele Bundchen
The same source added that the NFL star player spent most of the summer living separately from the 42-year-old supermodel.
Reportedly, the couple vacationed with their children in Bahamas in July. After that, Gisele took the kids to their Costa Rica home for three weeks, without their father.
Gisele Bundchen concerned about Brady’s career
Tom Brady retired from the NFL in February. He took an 11-day leave from training camp in August to “deal with personal things,” according to his coach, Todd Bowles.
Brady’s career spans 23 years. In his “Let’s Go!” podcast, he spoke about the impact of his career on his personal life.
“I haven’t had a Christmas in 23 years and I haven’t had a Thanksgiving in 23 years. I haven’t celebrated birthdays with people that I care about that are born from August to late January. And I’m not able to be at funerals and I’m not able to be at weddings,” Brady said.
“I think there comes a point in your life where you say: ‘You know what? I’ve had my fill and it’s enough and time to go on, to move into other parts of life.’”
Brady decided to reverse the decision to retire and that did not sit right with Gisele.
In an interview with Elle Magazine, Bundchen said she was concerned about her husband returning to the sport after initially retiring earlier this year.
“This is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present,” Bundchen said. “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.”
Gisele Bundchen did not fight back
Despite the numerous reports, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady did not have an epic fight regarding his decision to un-retire.
“Gisele has no problem with Tom returning to football, she wants him to be happy, and wants him to play, if that is what he wants,” an insider told Page Six.
“There was never an ultimatum set down for Tom to choose between football or her. Their problems are more about the distance that has been created between them over a longer period of time.”
No wedding ring
Fuelling the divorce rumours, Gisele was photographed without her wedding ring in Miami. In the images, Bundchen is seen heading to the gym with her children, no ring in sight.
It’s worth noting that the model has frequently gone out in public without her wedding ring, even when the marriage was steady. However, she must know that all eyes are on her at the moment. The missing wedding ring could be a message or a confirmation of the news.
Is it really over?
Both A-listers have retained divorce lawyers, but that doesn’t necessarily mean divorce is certain.
“Gisele has been talking to a divorce lawyer for a while but to my knowledge has not filed anything and is still talking to Tom about their issues,” a source told People. “This is not something that just happened today.”
Christopher Melcher, celebrity divorce lawyer, told yahoo that “consulting with lawyers does not necessarily mean” anything.
“They may just want to understand their rights. Or they may be contemplating a change in their financial arrangements, so they feel more comfortable moving forward as a couple,” Melcher said.
Dividing the assets
If divorce is on the cards for the Brazilian supermodel and the NFL star, dividing their assets would be the biggest challenge.
The couple recently purchased a $17 million home on Indian Creek Island in Miami, an area known as “Billionaires Bunker.”
They own a condo in Tribeca, NY, worth $3.6 million and a $5.7 million property in Montana. Their most beloved property is the vacation home in Costa Rica.
Tom Brady’s personal net worth is $250 million and Gisele’s also comes around that same amount, if not more.
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady’s children
The couple tied the knot in 2009. They share two children: a son, Benjamin Rein, 12, and a daughter, Vivian Lake, 9.
Brady is also the father of son Jack, 15, he had with former flame, actress Bridget Moynahan.