Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen confirm divorce after 13 years of marriage as they agree to private settlement
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's much talked about split has been now confirmed with the estranged couple finally settling up on a private deal. This will now be the end of their 13 years of marriage with weeks of brewing speculations. Both parties released separate statements on their Instagram account where Brady termed the separation, "painful," "difficult," and that they reached the decision after "much consideration."
On the other side, Gisele said, “To end a marriage is never easy... we have grown apart.” She added that though she "wishes the best" for Brady, but they have "grown apart." Her statement read, “I feel blessed for the time we had together and only wish the best for Tom always.” Brady and Gisele maintain that they will continue to co-parent their two children together, reports Daily Mail.
Some believe Brady's decision to reverse his retirement and go back to work led to the downfall of their relationship. It was alleged that Gisele was quite "disappointed" with the NFL player's decision and has been meeting spiritual healers in Miami.
In September she said to ELLE, “And now it’s going to be my turn. 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.” The Brazilian supermodel added, “At 42, I feel more connected with my purpose. Obviously, I have my concerns—this is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present. 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."
The couple who got married in 2009 shares three children together, nine-year-old daughter Vivian Lake, 12-year-old son Benjamin Rein, and 15-year-old step-son Jack Edward from Brady’s previous relationship with Bridget Moynahan.
As they both will be co-parenting, a major relief for Brady came because of the 2020 state replacing the doctrine with a new law that said children must get "frequent and continuing contact" with both parents. “The 2020 law is not biased against any gender, nor does it recommend any specific timesharing schedule for the mother or father when awarding child custody,” reported Donna Hung Law. “In fact, Florida’s state law prohibits any form of gender bias in custody cases. Also, it has become challenging for one parent to be awarded sole custody,” the report said.