Tom Brady And Gisele Bündchen's Marriage Is Done For Good

NFL superstar Tom Brady and his wife, Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen, may have once been considered among America's most powerful supercouples ever since their highly-covered Santa Monica wedding in 2009. Since then, they have welcomed two children: a son, Benjamin Rein, in 2009, and a daughter, Vivian Lake, in 2012. 

Together, Brady and Bündchen have not only become a media sensation, but have also put their seemingly perfect family on display. However, despite their many years in the spotlight as an impenetrable powercouple, rumors of a Brady-Bündchen divorce began circulating in August due to Brady's decision to un-retire from the NFL. On September 1, a source close to the couple told Page Six that the two were in a "fight," which followed the football star missing nearly two weeks of training in August. In response to this, Brady said of his mysterious absence in a press conference, "It's all personal. Everyone's got different situations they're dealing with. We all have really unique challenges to our life. I'm 45 years old, man. There's a lot of s*** going on." On October 4, it was reported by People that Bündchen had hired a divorce lawyer.

Now, it appears the Brady-Bündchen marriage is finally done for good. 

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen announce their divorce

On October 28, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen filed to end their 13-year marriage, and confirmed the news on their respective Instagram pages. "We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together," Brady wrote. "We arrive at this decision to end our marriage after much consideration. Doing so is, of course, painful and difficult like it is for many people who go through the same thing every day around the world." Bündchen also shared, "The decision to end a marriage is never easy but we have grown apart and while it is, of course, difficult to go through something like this, I feel blessed for the time we had together and only wish the best for Tom always."

Prior to their statements, sources told TMZ they planned to officially file for divorce in Florida — the state in which they have resided since 2020, when Brady joined the Buccaneers.

According to Radar Online, the couple reportedly had a prenuptial agreement in place upon their marriage in 2009, though its exact details have not been revealed publicly. In addition, the outlet reported Bündchen's friends encouraged her to update the agreement months before the couple split. Although the couple had fights in the past, a reconciliation between the two looks unlikely as they confirmed they've reached the end zone on their marriage.

How Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady's divorce may play out

Following Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady's statement, TMZ Sports reported that the supermodel was the one to file for divorce on October 28 in Florida. According to TMZ, Bündchen and Brady came to an agreement on their divorce settlement and have worked with a mediator to decide on property and custody details. The two share multiple properties, including their exclusive Miami Beach home that they bought for $17 million in 2020, per People. Together, they also bought and sold multiple million-dollar properties, such as the home they built in Brentwood, California, and then later sold for $40 million.

Florida is an equitable distribution state, which means Bündchen and Brady will most like split their joint assets fairly, per As for their children, Benjamin and Vivian, a source told Page Six that they would share joint custody. It's unclear if one will have to pay child support to the other, as Bündchen is reportedly worth $400 million, while Brady has a net worth of $250 million. Although they signed a prenup at the time of their marriage in 2009, Bündchen was reportedly advised to renegotiate their agreement after Brady received his $375 million gig at Fox Sports, per Radar Online. While it's unknown if the prenup was revised, it's be fair to say that both parties will still walk away with plenty of assets.

Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady's divorce has fans divded

While Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady's divorce didn't come as a surprise, many had strong opinions about the split. One Twitter user wrote, "Both of them are wrong. You don't sacrifice a 13 year marriage for 1 season when you are already the best of all time and you dont ask your husband whom you swore for better or worse to chose between you and his lifelong passion." Many thought that Brady chose the game over his family: "Imagine sacrificing a 13-year marriage to come back and play mediocre football for one more season after you've already secured your GOAT status," a Twitter user mused. "Prioritised the game over his family," another tweeted.

Others thought Bündchen's decision was too hasty. One pro-Brady fan asked, "She accepted it for all these years so why not for one more year? Playing football is like job/work for any football player, so why the ultimatum to either retire or divorce?" a pro-Brady fan asked. Another Twitter user agreed, saying, "I do feel like this is slightly selfish of Gisele's part, her husband is doing his life's passion and it's running soon." Despite the many polarizing opinions of the public, it seems as if Bündchen and Brady have made up their minds and will hopefully end up with an amicable outcome.