Tom Brady does not want a divorce.
The Buccaneers quarterback is reportedly only lawyering up to protect himself, as the supermodel is the one “steering the divorce,” according to People.
“She is playing offense and he is playing defense,” a source told the outlet. “He wants to protect himself, protect his interests, but he’s only starting to go the legal route in his defense from her. He doesn’t want this to be ugly, he doesn’t want to fight. If the divorce is happening — and it seems like it is — he wants it to go as smoothly as possible.”
A source close to the 45-year-old quarterback revealed that he is broken. “It’s pretty obvious that he’s hurting,” the insider told People. “He feels very hurt by her.” Separate sources tell the outlet that their situation “It’s complicated,” the insider says. “There’s a lot more to it.”
“Think about it: Tom has had a very charmed life,” says the source. “Things always seem to go his way. He works hard; he’s a good guy, he hasn’t had a lot of things go wrong in his life. This is awful for him. You can tell that this really, really hurts.”
It was last month when Page Six was first to report Brady and Bündchen’s marriage has been on the rocks for a few months following an “epic fight” over the quarterback’s decision to “un-retire” and play his 23rd season in the NFL.
Bündchen has made it clear that she worried about Brady playing football, and has also expressed concern over past concussions. She has worries about him suffering from CTE later in life, which is why she wants him to hang it up.
Furthermore, Bündchen has yet to attend any of Brady’s games this season.
Brady entered the week with a number of questions surrounding his health after Tampa listed him as a DNP on Wednesday due to shoulder discomfort. Speaking with reporters on Thursday, Brady didn’t sound too worried about being jeopardy for Sunday’s contest.
“Feels great, thanks for asking,” Brady said with a smile, “I’ll be there Sunday.”
On the year, Brady has compiled 1,058 yards, six touchdowns, and one interception.