Tom Brady putting on a brave face as he did after he and his wife were seen in public for the first time Gisele Bundchen announced they are officially divorced. The NFL legendary quarterback was seen treating the former couple’s two children, Ben12, and Violet9, to a movie in Florida on Friday night, October 28, as seen in photos here. Sporting a casual ensemble of a hoodie and baseball cap, Tom kept a low profile as he helped distract his adorable children from the heartbreaking news.
After much speculation about a divorce between Tom and Gisele, the now exes confirmed the end of their 13-year marriage earlier in the day. Tom shared a statement on his Instagram story, saying the pair had made the decision to separate “amicably” and with “gratitude”. He added, “We are blessed with beautiful and wonderful children who will be the center of our world in every way. We will continue to work together as parents to always ensure that they get the love and attention they deserve.”
Gisele also shared a heartbreaking message on her Instagram stories, admitting that the superstar couple have “grown apart” and will now focus on “co-parenting” their two children. “With great gratitude for our time together, Tom and I settled our divorce amicably,” Gisele began. “My priority has always been and will continue to be our children, whom I love with all my heart. We will continue co-parenting to give them the love, care and attention they so much deserve.”
Gisele went on to say that the decision to end a marriage is difficult for any couple. “But we grew apart and although it’s obviously difficult to go through something like this, I feel blessed for the time we had together and I always wish the best for Tom,” she added. “I kindly ask that our privacy be respected during this sensitive time.”
Rumors of trouble in paradise between the couple were compounded when the legendary quarterback missed 11 days of Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s training camp in the summer due to “personal reasons.” The brief leave of absence came just before Gisele skipped out to attend the first game of the season, although the couple’s two children were there to cheer Tom on.
Although Tom did not address his absence in the preseason, he did note his personal life on his side Let’s go! SiriusXM show on Monday, October 10. “There are things I go through in my 40s and that’s life,” he said. “And you learn to grow up and you learn to deal with life. And that’s what we all try to do. We try to do it the best way we can.”
Gisele recently said she has “concerns” about Tom returning to play in the NFL after he briefly retired in the spring. “It’s a very violent sport, and I have my kids and I’d like him to be more present,” she told Elle magazine. “I definitely had those conversations with him over and over. But ultimately I feel that everyone has to make a decision about what works for them [them]. He must also follow his joy.”
In March, Tom rejoined the Buccaneers after a brief “retirement” from the sport. The 7-time Super Bowl champion took to Twitter to reveal what led to his change of heart. “In the last two months, I realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it is not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG.”