Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen announce divorce after 13 years – ESPN

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen announce divorce after 13 years - ESPN

TAMPA, Fla. — Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady announced Friday that he and wife Gisele Bundchen have finalized their divorce, ending 13 years of marriage and months of speculation about marital strife.

Brady posted on Instagram: “In the last few days, my wife and I finalized our divorce from each other after 13 years of marriage. We came to this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together. We are blessed with beautiful and wonderful children.who will continue to be the center of our world in every way.We will continue to work together as parents to always make sure they get the love and attention they deserve.

“We have come to this decision to end our marriage after much consideration.

“Doing so is, of course, painful and difficult, as it is for many people who go through the same thing every day around the world. However, we wish only the best for each other as we pursue any new chapters in our lives that is still to be written.

“And we kindly ask for privacy and respect as we navigate what’s to come in the coming days and weeks. Thank you.”

According to documents filed in Glades County, Florida, the marriage was deemed “irretrievably broken.” Other details of the divorce are under seal.

The couple share two children, Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9. Brady also has a 15-year-old son, Jack, with actress Bridget Moynahan.

Bundchen struck a similar tone in her Instagram post announcing the couple’s divorce.

“The decision to end a marriage is never easy, but we have separated and while it is, of course, difficult to go through something like this, I feel blessed for the time we spent together and only wish the best for Tom always.” Bundchen is read in part.

The Bucs lost to the Baltimore Ravens 27-22 on Thursday night — their fifth loss in the past six games — and Brady sat at his locker looking as disheartened afterward as his teammates. Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin and quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen tried to console him.

It was an unusual season for Brady, one that saw him return from a 40-day retirement.

Announcing his return, Brady posted two photos — one with his offensive line getting ready to snap the ball, and one with Bundchen walking with his three children, all wearing Bucs gear. He wrote, “I love my teammates and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible.”

Bundchen expressed public support for Brady’s return to football, tweeting on September 11, the day of Tampa Bay’s season opener. It was the last time she posted about Brady on social media.

Brady was given an 11-day break during training camp so he could tend to “personal things,” as coach Todd Bowles put it, which he spent time with his family.

When asked about his absence after his return, Brady said, “It’s all personal. Everybody has different situations that they deal with. I’m 45 years old, man. There’s a lot of s— going on. You’ve just got to try to figure out the life as best as possible.”

The couple have reportedly been living separately, with Bundchen photographed several times in Miami and New York in recent weeks without her wedding band. She has also been conspicuously absent from all Bucs home games this season.

In an interview with Elle magazine in September, Bundchen expressed her concerns about Brady continuing to play because of the violent nature of the game but said, “Ultimately, I feel like everyone has to make a decision that works for [them]. He also has to follow his joy.”

She also said that after years of supporting Brady and caring for their family, “Now it will be my turn.”

“I did my part, which is to be there for him,” Bundchen said. “I moved to Boston and I focused on creating a cocoon and a loving environment for my children to grow up and be there supporting him and his dreams.”

In his 23rd season, Brady is chasing his eighth Super Bowl title and his second in Tampa Bay. However, the Bucs are second in the NFC South at 3-5 and have lost three straight games.

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