Gisele Bundchen showed love to her ex-husband Tom Brady after he announced that he was retiring from the NFL. The model, 42, left a comment on his Instagram post supporting his decision to step away on Wednesday, February 1. “Wishing you only wonderful things in this new chapter of your life,” she wrote with a prayer hands emoji.
Tom, 45, announced his plans to retire (for real this time) with a short video on Instagram on Wednesday, February 1. “Good morning guys, I’ll get to the point right away: I’m retiring. For good,” he said in the clip, where he also thanked family, friends, and teammates. “I know the process was a pretty big deal last time so when I woke up this morning I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first. I won’t be long-winded. You only get one super emotional retirement essay and I used mine up last year.”
The well-wishes come three months after Tom and Gisele announced their divorce with statements in October 2022. Speculation about the rumors of their divorce centered on the quarterback’s announcement that he would retire from the NFL after 22 seasons, but his subsequent decision to not retire and that he would actually continue to play with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The pair had been married for 12 years, from 2009 to 2022.
In each of their statements about the divorce, both shared their commitment to their family and their children. Gisele has continued to show support for her ex-husband since the split. In her first statement, she reflected on their relationship fondly. “I feel blessed for the time we had together and only wish the best for Tom always,” she said.
Since the split, the Brazilian model has commented on a few of her ex’s Instagram posts, mostly regarding their children. When Tom celebrated their daughter Vivian’s 10th birthday, Gisele commented with a red heart emoji. When Tom shared a photo of his son Jack, 15, who he shares with his ex Bridget Moynihan, the model similarly left a sweet comment about the NFL star and his son. “My inspiration,” she wrote with a heart emoji.
Besides showing support for her ex, Gisele has been seen spending a lot of time with her pal, jiu-jitsu instructor Joaquim Valente. The two took a vacation to Costa Rica together, and sources close to her revealed to People that they have a very special relationship and that she “adores and trusts” him. “I don’t think it’s a traditional dating scenario. They have a deep personal relationship, and he is a teacher to her and the kids,” they told the outlet. “Whether or not it will ever become more than that rests on the table.”
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