After months of reported marital issues, the couple officially filed for divorce Friday in Florida, ending all the speculation that they might reconcile. The quarterback announced on social media:
“In recent days, my wife and I finalized our divorce from one another after 13 years of marriage,” said Brady. “We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together. We are blessed with beautiful and wonderful children who will continue to be the center of our world in every way. We will continue to work together as parents to always ensure they receive the love and attention they deserve.
“We arrived at this decision to end our marriage after much consideration. Doing so is, of course, painful and difficult, like it is for many people who go through the same thing every day around the world. However we wish only the best for each other as we pursue whatever new chapters in our lives that are yet to be written. And we kindly ask for privacy and respect as we navigate what is to come in the days and weeks ahead. Thank you.”
Now, it’s time to focus on the future and who might the 45-year-old start dating after his marriage.
One sportsbook wasted little time in getting the odds out for that:
The list includes:
- Taylor Swift
- Adriana Lima
- Alessandro Ambrosio
- Kim Kardashian
- Halle Berry
One of the key fractures that proved to be fatal to their marriage was reportedly Brady’s decision to come out of retirement this offseason.
Brady announced his retirement back in February, but 40 days would pass and he would be back for his 23rd season. In August, Brady took an 11-day hiatus from his team during training camp, during which he reportedly went to the Bahamas with Bündchen as rumors of their strained relationship swirled.
When asked about that 11-day absence from the team, Brady candidly said: “I’m 45 years old, man. There’s a lot of s— going on.” He wasn’t lying.
In an interview with Elle magazine, Bündchen admitted that she had “concerns” about Brady’s return to the NFL.
“This is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present,” Bündchen said. “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.”
Brady and Bündchen wed in February of 2009 and have two children together, Benjamin and Vivian. Brady also has a son Jack with ex Bridget Moynahan.
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