“We came to this decision amicably and are grateful for the time we had together,” Brady wrote on Instagram.
TAMPA, Fla. – After months of speculation, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen finalized their divorce on Friday, the Buccaneers quarterback confirmed on social media.
“We have come to this decision amicably and are grateful for the time we have spent together.” Brady wrote in an Instagram story.
According to TMZ, Brady and Bündchen’s attorneys worked with a mediator to reach a property and custody settlement. They will file a mutual petition for dissolution of marriage in Florida, CNN added.
Brady and Bündchen married in 2009 and have two children together. Brady also has a 15-year-old son from a previous marriage to actor Bridget Moynihan.
All of this comes amid earlier divorce rumors and a series of incidents including Brady’s disappearance for 11 days of preseason and Bundchen’s interview with Elle magazine in which the supermodel said, “Obviously, I have my concerns. There are—it’s a very violent game, and my kids and I would like him to be more present.”
“I’ve certainly had that conversation with him over and over again. But ultimately, I feel like everybody has to make a decision that [them]. He also needs to follow his bliss,” she added.
After Brady’s absence in the preseason, Bucs head coach Todd Bowles first said it was a personal issue and “that’s all I can tell you.”
The seven-time Super Bowl champion has taken some of his frustrations away from being away from loved ones by focusing on his career.
“I haven’t celebrated Christmas in 23 years and I haven’t celebrated Thanksgiving in 23 years,” Brady said. let’s go!” The podcast was released on September 12. “I haven’t celebrated birthdays with people I care about, you know, born from August to the end of January.”