NFL legend Tom Brady is ready to get back on the dating scene five months after his divorce from supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
The retired quarterback and Brazilian beauty announced they had split after 13 years of marriage in October amid Brady’s tumultuous final season in the NFL.
After bringing the curtain down on his 23-seaon dazzling football career in February, the GOAT appears to be enjoying his second retirement by putting himself back on the market.
Brady is reportedly back in the dating game and is testing the waters nearly two months after he announced he was retiring from the NFL for a second time – this time ‘for good.’
The 45-year-old ‘is dating around,’ a source told Page Six, adding, ‘He’s shopping. He is out and about.’
Tom Brady is back on the dating scene, five months after divorce from Gisele Bundchen
Brady and Bundchen announced they had split after 13 years of marriage in October
Brady and Bundchen divorced after 13 years of marriage last October – during the football season – amid ongoing suggestions the Brazilian supermodel was unhappy at his ‘unretiring’ last year.
In his statement, Brady, 45, said it had been a ‘difficult’ and ‘painful’ decision that the pair reached after ‘much consideration’ while Gisele, 42, said: ‘To end a marriage is never easy… we have grown apart.’
It had been reported that Bundchen was upset with the seven-time Super Bowl winner’s decision to un-retire last year and issued him an ultimatum forcing him to choose their relationship over his sporting career.
But the model blasted those rumors in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, claiming the speculation was ‘very hurtful’, while insisting that she has only ever ‘wanted all his dreams to come true’.
‘Listen, I have always cheered for him, and I would continue forever,’ she said. ‘If there’s one person I want to be the happiest in the world, it’s him, believe me. I want him to achieve and to conquer. I want all his dreams to come true. That’s what I want, really, from the bottom of my heart.’
While vehemently denying that her divorce had anything to do with Tom’s decision to U-turn on his retirement from the NFL, Gisele – who added that the split has been ‘like a death and a rebirth’ – said that the reason behind their split after 13 years of marriage was much more innocent, claiming that the pair simply ‘grew apart’ and realized that they wanted ‘different things’.
Bundchen also further supported her ex-husband’s footballing career as she defended Brady’s performance in his last NFL game, claiming the legendary quarterback ‘had no offensive line’ in the Buccaneers’ 31-14 season-ending playoff loss to the Cowboys.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Bundchen said: ‘It was tough, but you know what? Let’s just be honest. It’s a team sport and you can’t play alone.
The supermodel opened up about her recent divorce in the April edition of Vanity Fair
She insisted that the divorce does not mean that the couple – who share two children (pictured) – no longer ‘love’ each other, but simply that they have ‘grown apart’
She also furiously denied speculation that her marriage to Tom had ended because she gave him an ultimatum forcing him to choose between their relationship and his NFL career
‘I think he did great under the circumstances that he had. I mean, he had no offensive line,’ she added, referencing the Buccaneers’ injuries along their front five.
Brady had been linked to Slovakian model Veronika Rajek, who expressed her admiration for the NFL great while witnessing his and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 17-16 win over New Orleans in December.
‘I saw the LEGEND and if somebody asks me again if I love Brady, yes I love him,’ Rajek wrote.
‘And show me somebody who doesn’t. Even his haters love him because they know he is the [goat emoji] @tombrady thank you for an amazing show #GOATFOREVER.’
The 26-year-old showed off support for Brady and the Bucs, posting photos to her Instagram in a No. 12 jersey.
She complimented Brady beneath the series of sizzling snaps calling him a ‘legend’ before conveying her love for the recently single seven-time Super Bowl champion.
Brady had previously been linked to Slovakian model Varonika Rajek after the divorce
Rajek gushed about the seven-time Super Bowl winner on social media last season
Rajek won Miss Slovakia in 2016 and has worked for, or been in shows for various labels
Since the split, Gisele has been linked with two men – first, her jiujitsu instructor Joaquim Valente and then Elle Macpherson’s billionaire ex-husband Jeffrey Soffer – however she insists that she is not dating either person.
‘I think, at this point, unfortunately, because I’m divorced, I’m sure that they’re going to try to attach me to anything,’ she said.
However Gisele was full of praise for Joaquim, who trains her and her children in the art of jiujitsu and has regularly been seen spending time with the fashion star and her kids during their frequent trips to his native Costa Rica.
Speaking about Joaquim and his two older brothers – alongside whom he runs a jiujitsu training center – the model said: ‘They’re awesome people. They have created this safe space.
‘I’m so grateful to know all of them, because not only have they helped me and helped my kids, but they have become great friends, and Joaquim especially.’
Instead of romance, Gisele says she is focusing her full attention on two key aspects of her life: her role as a mother to the two children she shares with Tom – Benjamin, 13, and Vivian, 10 – while also reigniting the fashion career she put on hold for so many years while supporting her spouse’s football dreams.
Details of Gisele and Tom’s divorce arrangement, particularly the details regarding the split of their $700 million shared fortune, have not been made public – however it’s understood that the pair are sharing custody of their two children, who have both been staying with their mom in Costa Rica for the past few weeks.
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