A source close to the separated couple told CNN on Tuesday that Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, who have been living apart in recent weeks, have each engaged divorce lawyers and are “exploring their options” with regard to their union.
Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback who presently represents the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Bündchen, a model, have reportedly been having “marital troubles,” according to a source close to the couple, as reported by CNN last month.
A source close to Gisele Bündchen told CNN in September that the couple, who wed in 2009, had been “living separately.”
Brady, 45, announced his retirement from the NFL in February before changing his mind. According to his head coach Todd Bowles, he took an 11-day leave of absence from training camp in August to “deal with personal problems.”
Bündchen, 42, stated in an interview with Elle magazine that she had “concerns” about her spouse going back into the field after originally retiring last winter.
According to Bündchen, “This is a really harsh sport, and I have my children, therefore I would like him to be more present.” “I’ve absolutely discussed such topics with him numerous times. But in the end, I believe that everyone needs to choose a course of action that suits them. He too must follow his joy.
Brady recently discussed some of the personal expenses of playing in the NFL for 20 years on his podcast.
“I haven’t celebrated a Christmas or a Thanksgiving or a birthday with someone I care about who was born between the months of August and late January in 23 years. Additionally, I’m unable to attend weddings or funerals, Brady remarked. “I believe there is a time in everyone’s life when they realize: “You know what? I’ve had enough and it’s time to go on and engage in other aspects of life.
In their previous five meetings, the Falcons have only managed one victory over the Buccaneers, and that victory came in OT on December 29, 2019, before Brady joined the team.
The wide receiver injuries have been a major factor in the Buccaneers’ sluggish start. Breshad Perriman, Julio Jones, Chris Godwin, and Russell Gage have all sustained injuries, and Mike Evans was suspended for one game for his part in a brawl against the New Orleans Saints.
Brady has owned the Falcons as well. He has a perfect 9-0 record versus Atlanta, and in Super Bowl LI, he defeated them after a stunning comeback of 28-3. The Buccaneers are 8.5-point favorites over the Falcons according to Caesars Sportsbook.