Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen Face ‘Marital Troubles’, ‘Living Separately’: Report

  • NFL quarterback Tom Brady and model Gisele Bündchen are having marital problems, CNN reported.
  • The outlet reported that the two do not live together.
  • Brady had recently retired before returning to the NFL 40 days later.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and model Gisele Bündchen are currently going through “marital issues” and are “living separately,” CNN reported Wednesday, citing two unnamed sources.

The two have been married since 2009. Brady retired from the NFL in February before returning 40 days later, Sports Illustrated reported. He had previously taken a short leave of absence during this year’s training camp to address a “personal issue,” Tampa Bay head coach Todd Bowles said in August, fueling speculation that it may have been related to his marriage.

On his podcast “Let’s Go!” podcast this week, Brady said he hasn’t been attending many in-person events because of his work.

“I haven’t had Christmas in 23 years, and I haven’t had Thanksgiving in 23 years, I haven’t celebrated birthdays with people I care about who were born from August to the end of January. And I’m not I can be at funerals and I can’t be at a wedding,” Brady said. “I think there comes a point in your life where you say, ‘You know what? I’ve had enough and it’s enough and it’s time to move on, to move into other parts of life’.”

In an interview with Elle magazine earlier this week, Bündchen said she was worried about her husband’s return to soccer, noting that she ultimately wants him to be happy.

“This is a very violent sport and I have my children and I would like him to be more present,” Bündchen said. “I’ve definitely had those conversations with him over and over again. But at the end of the day, I feel like everybody has to make a decision that works for [them]. He must follow his joy too.”

Bündchen declined to comment to the magazine about the tabloid reports of their alleged separation. But the model opened up about how she had made room for Brady to fulfill his NFL dreams by moving to Boston and “creating a cocoon” to raise their children, and how she’s ready to pursue her dreams outside of the spotlight.

“To see my kids succeed and become the beautiful little people they are, to see him succeed and be fulfilled in his career — it makes me happy,” she told Elle. “At this point in my life, I feel like I’ve done a good job with it.”

“I have a huge list of things I have to do, that I want to do,” she says. “At 42, I feel more connected to my purpose.”

Brady and Bündchen’s publicist did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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