Focus on Tom Brady’s personal life deepens: Report claims QB and wife Gisele Bündchen have hired divorce lawyers


The coverage of celebrity Tom Brady’s personal life is unabated. And from now on, it can become more expansive.

In continuation of the almost weekly updates on Brady’s wedding to supermodel Gisele Bündchen, It is reported by the New York Post. on Tuesday that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and his wife hired divorce lawyers. (Sportzshala Entertainment later confirmed The Bundchen.) Citing several anonymous sources, The Post said the effort to hire lawyers is aimed at dealing with the couple’s vast financial assets and real estate, which have been accumulated since their wedding in early 2009. The Post and various other media outlets recently reported that Brady and his wife have been living in separate homes in Florida since the summer, including during the fall of Hurricane Ian last week. Bündchen has also been uncharacteristically absent from Brady’s home games this season.

Brady’s relationship became a bigger topic of sports discussion during the off-season, when the quarterback briefly retired and then reversed course and returned to the Buccaneers for the 2022 campaign, despite a lucrative TV job at Fox Sports waiting for him. His training camp seemed to be on track until he suddenly took an unprecedented 11 days off to do what the pirates called “personal matters”.

At this point, various tabloids began speculating about the state of Brady’s relationship with Bündchen and whether his break with the Pirates was an attempt to salvage their marriage. The Post has been in front of several reports, which remains a notable curiosity given that it is owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who also owns Fox Sports and is expected to be the man cutting Brady’s checks after his retirement.

After leaving the Buccaneers in August, which was reportedly used to spend time with Bündchen and their kids, Brady returned and held a unique, unvarnished press conference after resuming training with the team.

Gisele Bandchen (right) and Tom Brady have reportedly hired divorce lawyers.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Gisele Bündchen (right) and Tom Brady have reportedly hired divorce lawyers. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

“It’s all personal,” Brady told reporters after his return to the team in late August. “Everyone has different situations they face. We all have really unique challenges in our lives. I’m 45, dude. There’s a lot of shit going on. You just need to get the best out of life. It’s an ongoing process.”

About two weeks later, Bündchen opened about the couple’s wedding and Brady’s return to the Buccaneers during an interview for the October issue of Elle magazine. Bündchen noted that their marriage was under stress from time to time due to Brady’s decision to continue playing in the NFL until age 40.

“Obviously I have my own concerns – it’s a very violent sport, I have kids and I would like it to be more present,” Bündchen said. “I definitely talked to him over and over again. But in the end, I feel that everyone should make a decision that works for [them]. He, too, needs to follow his joy.”

The recent flood of reports is certainly not the first time that Brady and Bündchen’s marriage has received significant and intense attention. Aside from just sports or NFL attention, their status as a top power couple featured both celebrity peaks and traps as entertainment venues chronicled their seemingly every move. This microscope has also been featured in Seth Wickersham’s recent book Better to Be Feared: The New England Patriot Dynasty and the Pursuit of Greatness.

In this book, Wickersham described Brady’s insistence on excellence in the NFL and how this sometimes affected his marriage to Bündchen. Parts of Wickersham’s book also foreshadowed possible future problems as Brady struggled to cope with his retirement from professional football and what would eventually fill the void that was left.

For his part, Brady has said on several occasions that he understands the compromise that comes with a high-profile marriage and the coverage that comes with it. He also reached out to reporters in September when reports surfaced that he and Bündchen had broken up.

“I think it’s just part of our lives,” Brady said. “We’re in front of cameras all day, so it’s natural, something I’ve been dealing with for a long time. … I just handle it in the best possible way.”