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Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen Reportedly Hire Divorce Lawyers

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on October 5, 2022 at 5:00 AM EDT

NFL quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen have been going through some tough times as sources have confirmed the two are having marital issues.

Brady and Bündchen have been living separately, even with Hurricane Ian recently making landfall in Florida and destroying most of the southwest part of the state. But it seems time apart may not be enough to save their marriage, as multiple sourcesconfirmed they both just hired divorce lawyers.

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Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen Hire Divorce Lawyers

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen arrive on the red carpet at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 7, 2018.

“I never actually thought this argument would be the end of them, but it looks like it is,” one source said. “I don’t think there will be any coming back now. They both have lawyers and are looking at what a split will entail, who gets what and what the finances will be.”

The Brazilian fashion model has been married to former New England Patriots and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady since 2009. The couple shares two children together, Benjami and Viv. Brady is also the father to Jack, 15, with his ex Bridget Moynahan.

If the two end up getting separated, insiders confirmed that they would share joint custody as both are very involved in their children's lives.

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According to reports, the couple would likely file for divorce in Florida since that is where they are primarily located. Another source who is close to the couple confirmed that they are looking at dividing their assets.

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Trouble Has Been In the Water For Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen & Tom Brady at the 2019 Hollywood For Science Gala

Tom Brady made headlines a few weeks before the NFL season officially kicked off when he took an unexpected 11-day break from training camp in August due to “personal reasons”, according to Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles.

Reports then began speculating that he and his wife of 13 years were having marital problems and were taking some time apart. Some blamed Brady’s decision to come out of retirement and return to the NFL as the main issue.

After Brady returned to training camp from his 11-day absence, he released a statement saying, “Everyone has different situations they’re dealing with, and we all have unique challenges to our lives. I’m 45 years old, man.”

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The NFL Is NOT To Blame For The Couple's Marital Problems

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen at the 2017 Costume Institute Gala

The NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback announced his retirement in February 2022 shortly after getting knocked out of the playoffs by the Los Angeles Rams, but quickly retracted his retirement and announced in mid-March that he would return for a 23rd NFL season.

Although some blamed Brady’s decision to return to the NFL as the main reason for the marital issues, a new source close to the couple said Brady’s decision to come out of retirement is not to blame. “The problems are not due to his decision to play football again — sometimes things are complicated,” the source said.

The source did not go into much more detail, aside from saying the speculation is “sexist” and it wrongly blames the model for their current issues.

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