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Tom Brady ‘Never Wanted A Divorce’ From Gisele Bündchen Due To Previous Co-Parenting Struggles

Home / News / Tom Brady ‘Never Wanted A Divorce’ From Gisele Bündchen Due To Previous Co-Parenting Struggles

By Favour Adegoke on March 7, 2024 at 8:24 PM EST
Updated on March 7, 2024 at 8:26 PM EST

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen got a divorce in 2022, and according to a new report, the NFL legend "never wanted" to separate from the supermodel due to potential co-parenting struggles.

Bündchen recently expressed the emotional toll of the split while discussing the complexities of co-parenting in separate households. Despite differences in parenting styles, she prioritizes her children's well-being.

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Tom Brady Didn't Want To Divorce Gisele Bündchen

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen

According to sources close to the situation, Tom Brady was reluctant to end his marriage to Gisele Bündchen because he feared facing a challenging co-parenting experience once again.

The insider revealed to the Daily Mail that "Tom would agree that co-parenting hasn't been easy."

"There has been a lot of love lost in their relationship, and navigating through that and their careers and finding new love has not been easy," the source added. "It is safe to say that Tom and Gisele never expected to break up."

Brady also shares a son, Jack, 16, with his ex-partner Bridget Moynahan, with whom he had challenges in co-parenting following their split in December 2007.

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The source emphasized the NFL star's hesitance towards divorce, adding: "He never wanted to divorce, especially since his relationship with Bridget ended, and dealing with that to get to a place of good co-parenting took some time. To do it all over again has been stressful."

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How Tom Brady And Gisele Bündchen Are Navigating Co-Parenting Their Kids

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.

According to the news outlet, the insider emphasized that despite their separation, the former couple is optimistic about finding their rhythm in due time, stating: "It is just a sad situation because family is so important to both of them and to not be a complete family sets many struggles moving forward."

"Like everything, they will get there because they aren't getting back together, but Gisele and Tom have gone through a bunch of sadness to be where they are now, which is leaps and bounds better than it has been," the source noted.

As their children transition into young adulthood, the insider shared that the former couple are navigating co-parenting and "are both determined to get there somehow."

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"They both agree that the benefit of their kids is what matters and [Gisele] wasn't lying when she said they have good days and bad days. It is a process, especially in the public eye," the source explained.

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The Supermodel Describes Her Split From Tom Brady As 'The Death Of A Dream'

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen

Brady and Bündchen announced their divorce in October 2022 following 13 years of marriage. However, despite both moving forward with new partners, the Brazilian model recently opened up about the emotional toll of their separation in an interview with Robin Roberts, describing it as "the death of a dream."

According to Page Six, she admitted that raising their children, Benjamin, 14, and Vivian, 11, in separate households has presented its challenges.

In a teaser for the segment, the 43-year-old became visibly emotional when anchor Roberts asked her how she was coping with the aftermath of their split.

"Well, when you say…" Bündchen trailed off before getting emotional, adding: "Sorry, guys. I don't know. Can I have a little moment?"

In another part of the interview, she discussed co-parenting arrangements with Brady, saying that she "thinks there are easier days than others, and I can only control what I do."

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Gisele Bündchen On Being A Single Mother: 'Sometimes I Get Pushbacks'

In a recent interview for Harper's Bazaar's February 2024 Joy Issue, Bündchen discussed the challenges of being a single mother.

Admitting to differences in parenting styles between herself and Brady, she acknowledged the potential tensions that arise, stating: "Sometimes, I get pushback, especially because now they're in two different homes and there are two different ways,"

"But I feel like I owe it to my kids because of what my mom taught me," Bündchen noted.

Regarding the ongoing public scrutiny surrounding her personal life, the 43-year-old maintained a resilient stance: "I can't worry about what other people say about me because what they say about me is none of my business."

"It's their business that they're trying to project onto me. If I'm going to be affected by that, I'm never going to live my truth," she added.

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