Tom Brady reportedly did 'whatever it took' to 'make things work' with Gisele Bundchen before divorce

The former New England Patriots player Tom Brady reportedly 'didn't want the kids to have divorced parents, he wanted to work this out'

Tom Brady reportedly did 'whatever it took' to 'make things work' with Gisele Bundchen before divorce
Tom Brady wanted to make things work with Gisele Bundchen before their divorce (Theo Wargo/Getty Images For US Weekly)
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BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS: Before the highly publicized divorce between Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, the Tampa Bay football quarterback was ready to do "whatever it took to make things work," said a source close to Brady. Brady and Bundchen, who were married for 13 years, finalized their divorce on Friday, October 28. 

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"This was not Tom's idea," says the insider of the couple's decision to divorce, according to People. "This was never Tom's idea." The 45-year-old "wanted to do whatever he needed to do to fix things" with Bundchen, 42, because he "didn't want the divorce and he didn't want the marriage to end." The source then goes on to say that Brady was "willing to go to therapy, marriage counseling — whatever it took to make things work."

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The former New England Patriots player reportedly "didn't want the kids to have divorced parents; he wanted to work this out." The source claims that "near the end" of their marriage, Brady "was trying to make things work, and to make things right." But Bundchen felt that "it was a little bit too little, too late," the source says. "She gave him a lot of opportunities to fix things, and he didn't." 

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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots kisses his wife Gisele Bündchen after the Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The New England Patriots defeat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.
Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots kisses his wife Gisele Bundchen after the Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia (Kevin C Cox/Getty Images)

Brady was "busy following his passion" during their 13-year marriage, which the source says "is good" for him but it ultimately left his now ex-wife feeling that "he wasn't hearing what she was saying." Both of them are now legally single after they ended their 13 years of marriage. Bundchen filed the petition for their split-up according to a three-page legal document obtained by the outlet. The paperwork officially declares the marriage as dissolved, and "irretrievably broken." 

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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots chats with his wife Gisele Bundchen speak in the press conference area after the Patriots lost 21-17 against the New York Giants during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots chats with his wife Gisele Bundchen speak in the press conference area after the Patriots lost 21-17 against the New York Giants during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012, in Indianapolis, Indiana (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

A source told the outlet that the former couple "agreed to joint custody of the kids," and Brady will stay in Tampa while Bundchen will live about four hours away in Miami, where he also has a residence. 

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Gisele Bundchen, wife of Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, celebrates with Benjamin Brady and John Moynahan after the Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.
Gisele Bundchen, the wife of Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, celebrates with Benjamin Brady and John Moynahan after the Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021, in Tampa, Florida (Kevin C Cox/Getty Images)

MEAWW previously reported that Brady revealed Bundchen had left him a note that said she wasn’t happy with the way their marriage was, with Brady giving his professional sports career more importance than his personal life on ‘The Howard Stern Show’ in 2020. This had upset Gisele quite a bit. The couple share two children, Vivian and Benjamin, and Bundchen is also stepmother to John, Brady’s son from his previous relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan. “There was a couple years ago, she didn’t feel I was doing my part for the family,” Tom said. “She felt like I would play football all season and she would take care of the house and then all the sudden when the season would end, that I’d be like, ‘Great, let me get into all 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?’ She wasn’t satisfied with our marriage, and I needed to make a change in that….Her point was, ‘Of course this works for you…but it doesn’t work for me,’” Tom admitted. “I had to check myself. Because she was like, ‘I have my goals and dreams too.'”

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