The marital rift between Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady seemed to escalate after it was reported the supermodel gave an ultimatum to her estranged NFL star husband of 13 years. “Gisele told Tom either he leaves football to spend time with the family or she is gone for good,” a source told USWeekly on Wednesday, Oct. 26. “She doesn’t want him to continue to get injured and not be able to enjoy life in the future,” the source added. “She is doing it for her family.” HollywoodLife has reached out to Gisele and Tom’s reps for comment.
Rumors of trouble in paradise between the couple were exacerbated 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 on attending the first game of the season, although the couple’s two children, Ben, 12, and Violet, 9, were there to cheer Tom on.
While Tom has not addressed his absence in the pre-season, he did make note of his personal life on his Let’s Go! SiriusXM show on Monday, October 10. “There’s things I’m going through in my 40s and it’s life,” he said. “And you learn to grow up and you learn to deal with life. And that’s what we’re all trying to do. We’re trying to do it the best way we can.”
Adding to the rumor mill, Gisele recently said she had “concerns” about Tom returning to play in the NFL after he had briefly retired in the spring. “This is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present,” she told Elle magazine. “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.”
Meanwhile, a source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife that the Brazilian supermodel is “going through a lot right now” and handling it all with the help of her five sisters, Gabriela, Rafaela, Graziela, Raquel and fraternal twin Patricia. “Gisele feels so grateful and blessed to have her sisters in her life because these are the times they show just how much they care,” the insider said. “Gisele is going through a lot right now and they’ve absolutely been there for her in every way.”