After months of hypothesis, soccer famous person Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen’s 13-year marriage is over.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, 45, and the previous Victoria’s Secret runway mannequin, 42, introduced Friday that their relationship, which had been rumored to be on the rocks for months, had ended “amicably,” posting respective statements on their extremely trafficked Instagram accounts.
“With much gratitude for our time together, Tom and I have amicably finalized our divorce,” Bünchen wrote on her Instagram Tales. Brady echoed the sentiment, writing that “we arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude” and “after much consideration.”
The couple wed in February 2009, only a month after getting engaged. They tied the knot in a non-public ceremony at St. Monica Catholic Church in California earlier than internet hosting a second ceremony in April 2009 at Bündchen’s Costa Rica dwelling. Since then, they’ve made repeat appearances collectively, notably every time Brady would win a Tremendous Bowl or when Bündchen hit a crimson carpet.
They share two kids: 12-year-old Benjamin and 9-year-old Vivian. (The quarterback additionally has a 15-year-old son, Jack, along with his ex-girlfriend, actor Bridget Moynahan.)
He known as the cut up “painful and difficult, like it is for many people who go through the same thing every day around the world.”
“However, we wish only the best for eachother as we pursue whatever new chapters in our lives that are yet to be written,” he wrote.
The twin announcement comes amid Brady’s twenty third NFL season, simply months after the seven-time Tremendous Bowl champion got here out of his 40-day retirement.
“We are blessed with beautiful and wonerful children who will continue to be the center of our world ine very way,” Brady mentioned. “We will continue to work together as parents to always ensure they received the love and attention they deserve.”
“My priority has always been and will continue to be our children whom I love with all my heart,” Bünchen added in her assertion. “We will continue co-parenting to give them the love, care and attention they greatly deserve.”
“The decision to end a marriage is never easy but we have grown apart and while it is, of course, difficult to go through something like this, I feel blessed for the time we had together and only wish the best for Tom always.”
Each requested that their privateness be revered throughout this “sensitive time.”
On Thursday, TMZ reported that the previous couple reached a divorce settlement after working with a mediator and can be submitting court docket paperwork in Florida that day. The association had reportedly been within the works since September on the heels of a bombshell report that the 2 had an “epic fight” that was mentioned to be occurring for weeks in August and the start of September.