TAMPA, Fla. — Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady announced Friday that he and wife Gisele Bundchen have finalized a divorce, ending 13 years of marriage and months of speculation about marital strife.
Brady posted on Instagram: “In current days, my wife and I finalized our divorce from a single a different soon after 13 years of marriage. We arrived at this choice amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent collectively. We are blessed with gorgeous and amazing kids who will continue to be the center of our globe in each and every way. We will continue to operate collectively as parents to usually make sure they get the appreciate and interest they deserve.
“We arrived at this choice to finish our marriage soon after significantly consideration.
“Doing so is, of course, painful and tricky, like it is for numerous people today who go by way of the similar point each and every day about the globe. However we want only the ideal for each and every other as we pursue what ever new chapters in our lives that are however to be written.
“And we kindly as for privacy and respect as we navigate what is to come in the days and weeks ahead. Thank you.”
The couple share two kids, Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9. Brady also has a son, John (Jack) with actress Bridget Moynahan.
Bundchen struck a related tone in he Instagram post announcing the couple’s divorce.
“The choice to finish a marriage is never ever uncomplicated but we have grown apart and although it is, of course, tricky to go by way of some thing like this, I really feel blessed for the time we spent collectively and only want the ideal for Tom usually,” Bundchen’s wrote in component.
The Bucs lost to the Baltimore Ravens Thursday evening 27-22 — their fifth loss in the final six games — and Brady sat at his locker searching despondent as teammates Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin and quarterback coach Clyde Christensen attempted to comfort him.