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Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen announce divorce after 13 years of marriage

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(NEW YORK) — Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen have divorced after 13 years of marriage.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and the Brazilian supermodel, who married in 2009, confirmed their split on social media.

Brady shared the news in an Instagram Stories post, writing that he and Bundchen “finalized” their divorce “in recent days” after having “arrived at this decision amiably and with gratitude for the time we spent together.”

This news comes after much speculation on the status of their relationship. Tabloid reports have hinted at alleged contention between the two due to Brady’s decision to return to football after a brief 40-day retirement earlier this year.

Bündchen shared her perspective on Brady’s return to the game in an interview with Elle, published in September.

“Obviously, I have my concerns — this is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present,” she told Elle. “I have definitely had those conversations with him over and over again. But ultimately, I feel that everybody has to make a decision that works for [them]. He needs to follow his joy, too.”

She also hit back at what she felt was a false media narrative regarding her desire for him to leave football.

“I think this is the system we’ve been living in,” she told the outlet. “That’s what society has accepted and what society hasn’t accepted.”

The supermodel tweeted her support for Brady before his game on Sept. 11, writing “Let’s go @TomBrady ! Let’s go Bucs ! ✨✨✨”

The couple shared several loving posts for one another throughout 2022. They also celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary in February, with Brady describing Bündchen in a post as the “best mother and wife and supporter in the world.”

Brady and Bündchen share two children together, 12-year-old Benjamin and 9-year-old Vivian. Brady also has a 15-year-old son, Jack, from his previous relationship with Bridget Moynahan.

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