Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, one of the most famous celebrity couples of the early 2000s are no longer together. The couple, who married in 2009, announced their divorce in October 2022. In a new Vanity Fair interview, Gisele has opened up for the first time about the split, responding to claims that she gave Brady an ultimatum to choose between their marriage and his football career.
According to Gisele, the claims that she gave Brady an ultimatum were “very hurtful” and “the craziest thing I’ve ever heard.” Gisele went on to explain that the claims were only “one piece of a much bigger puzzle,” and that “it’s not so black and white.” She also said that she has always wanted the best for Brady and that she “would continue forever” to cheer him on.
Gisele also gave her own take on what led to their divorce. She said, “Sometimes you grow together; sometimes you grow apart. As time goes by, we realize that we just wanted different things, and now we have a choice to make. That doesn’t mean you don’t love the person. It just means that in order for you to be authentic and truly live the life that you want to live, you have to have somebody who can meet you in the middle, right?”
Gisele also addressed the rumors that she has moved on with Brady’s friend, real estate developer Jeffrey Soffer. She said, “I have zero relationships with him in any way. He’s Tom’s friend, not my friend. I wouldn’t be with his friend. I wouldn’t be with this guy. I mean, puh-leeze. They were saying I’m with this guy, he’s old because he’s got money – it’s ridiculous.”
When the split was first announced in October 2022, Brady addressed the divorce in an episode of his SiriusXM podcast, Let’s Go! With Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald, and Jim Gray. He said, “The good news is, it’s a very amicable situation and I’m really focused on two things, taking care of my family and certainly my children and, secondly, doing the best job I can to win football games.”
Gisele and Brady share two children, 13-year-old son Benjamin and 10-year-old daughter Vivian, while Brady also has a 15-year-old son, Jack, with actress Bridget Moynahan. Despite the split, Gisele said she looks back on their time together with “no regrets” and that “it’s a team” when it comes to co-parenting their children.
“It’s like a death and a rebirth.” Gisele Bündchen is ready for her next act—and she’s got some big ideas.
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