Tom Brady has made a major career announcement …
It comes after his recent divorce from Gisele Bündchen.
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Brady has been under the spotlight with the NFL for a long time now.
He’s taken his team to victory in the Super Bowl 7 times.
He married Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen in February 2009…
And they went on to have 2 beautiful children, Vivian Lake Brady and Benjamin Rein — as well as Tom’s son Jack from his ex-girlfriend, Bridget Moynahan, who Bündchen calls her “bonus child.”
But it wasn’t that easy to accept the reality of Brady’s ex-girlfriend having a baby when Brady had been dating Bündchen for only 2 months…
In her 2018 book titled Lessons: My Path To A Meaningful Life, the Brazilian beauty confessed she was “hurt,” when news broke out of the pregnancy.
But things took an opposite turn when…
Bündchen revealed that “Jack helped my heart expand in ways I didn’t know was possible.”
And she has “no regrets” of being a stepmom too.
After having his children…
Brady announced his retirement.
He released a statement back in January…
Saying that he’s going to be hanging his boots and helmet up.
We’re all well aware that Brady has been no stranger to controversy throughout his career.
But what football player isn’t? Brady rose to stardom after being drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft.
He went on to make history for the team.
With a historic Super Bowl win of thirty-four to twenty-eight against the Atlanta Falcons in 2017, Brady became the first quarterback in NFL history to take home 6 Super Bowl rings.
Yet, despite his success in the field, he became wrapped up in scandals.
Remember “Deflategate?” If you don’t, Deflategate is the term that was loosely used to describe the NFL’s investigation into the New England Patriots — and, in particular, Brady — for their alleged tampering with the football inflation levels.
And the legal battle got a little messy.
Ahead of their 2014-15 AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts, the Patriots were accused of under-inflating the footballs and one of the longest and most contentious legal battles in NFL history commenced.
In a Facebook post, Brady announced that he would not be continuing with the legal proceeds, and would ultimately be accepting his suspension.
The quarterback went on to sit out the first four games of the 2016-17 regular season. However, he came back in true form at the end of the season, as he and the Patriots won another Super Bowl.
But as well as being one of the world’s most famous NFL players, Brady is also a devoted father.
He has 3 children. His eldest is Jack, born in 2007, whose mom is Bridget Moynahan, and then there’s Benjamin, born 2009, and Vivian, born 2012, whose mom is Gisele Bündchen.
They were such an adorable family…
Brady regularly posted updates of himself and his family, who came down often to support him during his games.
But now, it has been revealed that the couple has split.
According to New York Post, both parties attained divorce lawyers.
Rumors have been surfing the internet for the past few months…
Following their fight.
Both have been left wondering how they will divide their multi-million dollar empire.
An unknown source told Page Six: “I don’t think there will be any coming back now. They both have lawyers and are looking at what a split will entail, who gets what and what the finances will be.”
Sources have said that the pair are assessing how they would split up their $26 million property following the divorce.
Reports suggest the couple most recently bought a $17 million property on Indian Creek Island in Miami.
The pair also own several other homes…
One is a luxury Tribeca building in New York City, which is worth $3.6 million.
Another is a $5.7 million property at Mike Meldman’s exclusive Yellowstone club in Montana.
It’s been reported that Bündchen is staying with the kids whilst Brady is living elsewhere amid the divorce.
Some shocking new revelations have come to light during the past few months…
Bündchen had been liking some rather shady social media posts!
Eagle-eyed fans spotted the post on Instagram.
It read: “You can’t be in a committed relationship with someone who is inconsistent with you. Read that again.”
Bündchen herself had commented on it with the prayer hands emoji.
She then reportedly made one final plea to Brady to try and save their marriage.
“Gisele told Tom either he leaves football to spend time with the family or she is gone for good,” an insider told US Weekly.
“She doesn’t want him to continue to get injured and not be able to enjoy life in the future,” the source continued. “She is doing it for her family.”
Sadly, her plea doesn’t appear to have worked, as sources have shared that they have now signed their divorce documents.
Meaning they have both reached a settlement, bringing their marriage to an end.
Sources told TMZ that Bündchen is working with a spiritual healer to help her through this tough time.
While Brady is trying to stay afloat with the Buccaneers.
But even so, Brady admitted he’s doing his best to cope in his personal life and his professional life.
“I’ve always tried to do the best I could do here, and then when I leave here, I try to do the best I could do, and that’s what we all try to do.
“I’m sure everyone sitting in this room, sitting at home, just trying to wake up every day doing the best they could do for their families and their career, and I’m no different,” he said.
Bündchen also seems to be doing well as she was recently spotted going out on a date.
And the new man in question is someone who’s been a big part of Bündchen’s life for a while.
Making their supposed relationship look a bit fishy.
The news is also quite sudden considering the pair only announced their split at the end of October.
And fans have been left shocked…
Many questioned her faithfulness in her marriage with Brady prior to the split.
One wrote: “No way he is a new man in her life. Especially with her kids appearing so comfortable with him and her having them around him at all. Quite confident she cheated for quite a while with this guy.”
While another commented: “Yeah, I knew there was another reason she wanted to divorce Tom Brady. It was way too obvious. Good luck to her.”
“He chose football over his family. He chose Ego. She definitely stepped up her game,” a third wrote.
Bündchen was seen wearing a cropped top and flowing black pants on the date with her new man…
While he was seen wearing a gray shirt and shorts.
And it turns out the man in question is her Jiu-Jitsu instructor!
Back in February, she thanked him (Joaquim Valente) on her Instagram page for helping her learn the martial art.
According to Page Six, Bündchen and Valente appear to be an item.
The pair reportedly went for food at Koji in Provincia de Puntarenas with Bündchen’s 2 kids.
Brady, however, is reportedly “distraught” and deleted a tweet about the new lovebirds in town.
Bündchen posted a video of herself training in jiu-jitsu at The Valente Brothers’ gym on February 23 of this year.
She wrote a long caption about getting stronger alongside the video on Instagram.
“I believe the more tools we have in our toolbox the better. I feel stronger, more confidence and empowered since I started practicing self-defense. I feel it’s an important skill for all, but specially for us women,” Bündchen wrote.
But what is interesting is that on the same day Brady took to Twitter and tweeted about it…
“My days of leaving dishes in the sink are numbered,” he wrote.
But Brady has since deleted the tweet.
And now, it seems Brady’s return to football may be stalling.
As he lost his first football game since he made his return to the sport.
The Buccaneers lost in overtime to the Browns in Cleveland.
However, Brady actually played quite well.
According to People, he went 29/43 for a total of 246 yards with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions — but it wasn’t enough.
But other news is relating to a move from Bündchen…
Specifically, her choice to buy an $11.5 million Miami Beach house right next to her soon-to-be ex-husband’s home, which the pair originally bought together back in 2020.
A source revealed to Page Six more details about the 6,600-square-foot property.
The former Victoria’s Secret model’s new 5-bedroom home is within spitting distance of Brady’s home on Indian Creek Island.
“You could literally swim from Gisele’s place to Tom’s — not that they would — but both homes will include a dock,” the source revealed.
“So it would be very easy for them to co-parent their children while living so close to each other,” they continued.
Take a look at the photos of the mansion for yourself here.
But that’s not all…
The forty-two-year-old model’s recent social media activity has caught the eyes of fans.
Brady shared a snap on Instagram of his son Jack with the caption: “❤️ My Inspiration ❤️.”
Bündchen herself commented on the post…
Although short, her message was certainly sweet.
She commented a single red heart emoji.
Bündchen has also been spotted commenting on another of Brady’s Instagrams!
He shared a post to celebrate their daughter’s birthday.
Brady captioned the post “Happy 10th Birthday Vivi! We adore you and your beautiful heart! You bring so much joy to our life! We love you!”
Bündchen, again, added a red heart emoji to the post.
But it seems even though the last month has revolved around family issues, Brady still shared some comments about his kids that got peoples’ eyebrows raised.
“I don’t want it to go right for my kids all the time,” Brady said on a recent Let’s Go podcast.
“I told them that this morning. I said, ‘I want you guys to fail because I want to see what you’re made of if you fail and when you fail.'”
Brady continued, “Because life isn’t gonna be just a smooth ride, so we have to develop resiliency. You know, schools teach that. Sports teach that, a lot of things are taught through that.”
“In life, you try a lot of things, and you fail. It’s part of life. We try things, we really push ourselves to try something new, and it doesn’t go the way we want.
“So what do you do?
“Do you care less? Do you care more? Or do you take the experience for what it was and try to learn from it and grow from it and find the resilience we all want to teach our children?
“In the end, what do I always tell my kids? ‘All you can do is the best you can do.’
“Just do the best you can do, I don’t care whether you win or lose, just do your best, and you’ll be proud of it. We’re all cool with that if you did your best.”
But this morning, it’s a social media post of Brady’s that’s got the internet in a spin.
He’s just taken to social media to confirm he is in fact retiring.
He confirmed that it’s “for good.”
What do you think of the news?