A timeline of their relationship

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen are going through a rough patch after 13 years of marriage and two children together.

Vidak For Congress reported exclusively in September 2022 that Bundchen recently left their home in Tampa, Fla., for Costa Rica after a series of arguments, while Brady stayed behind for NFL training.

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Jack, Benjaman and Vivian
Look back at Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s family-oriented romance over the years.

“There have been problems in the marriage because of his decision not to retire,” a source told us. “Gisele has always been the one with the kids. They had agreed that he would retire to focus on the family, but then he changed his mind.”

Check out the couple’s relationship timeline below.

best blind date

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The couple was founded in 2006.
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When the supermodel was put on a blind date with the professional footballer in December 2006, she knew “instantly” it was him.

“The moment I saw him, he smiled and I thought, ‘That’s the most beautiful, charismatic smile I’ve ever seen!'” she recalled to Vanity Fair in March 2009.

hot chick baby

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Brady welcomed a son named Jack with ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan in 2007.

Although Brady split from his ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan before meeting Bündchen, he found out in early 2007 that he and the actress had conceived a baby before splitting up. Their son, Jack, arrived in August.

Bündchen reflected on the “surprise pregnancy” in her 2009 Vanity Fair interview, noting that the “very challenging situation” was a “wake-up call” for the new couple, who had only been dating for two months at the time. .

In the end she called the shock a ‘blessing’, explaining, ‘I felt more in love with him; it made me realize who he was. Our relationship has grown so much stronger, and I don’t think I would be as confident as I am now if it weren’t for that.”

wedding bells

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Brady and Bündchen married in February 2009.

Brady and Bündchen were married in February 2009 in a ceremony in Santa Monica, California, weeks after their engagement. They planned the small wedding in just 10 days.

“I think there was something really special about having our parents there,” the athlete told GQ in November 2009. “We went back to the house and I barbecued old New York comics. We had champagne, a cake, some ice cream. It was a great night.”

Baby boy bliss

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Son Benjamin was born 10 months after their marriage.
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In December 2009, Bündchen gave birth to their first child together, a boy named Benjamin.

Despite Brady initially vetoing his wife’s decision to give birth at home, she told him not to “choose”.

The New England Patriots legend appreciated her decision, saying in “ESPN+’s Man in the Arena: Tom Brady” in December 2021 that the most important moment “lives in [his] mind.” He gushed, “We gave birth to this boy in the most precious way.”

Benjamin’s sister

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Vivian arrived three years after her big brother.
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Vivian was born in another home birth in December 2012.

“We feel so lucky to have been able to relive the miracle of birth and are forever grateful for the opportunity to be the parents of another little angel,” the couple wrote via Facebook at the time, calling the child “healthy and healthy.” full”. of life.”

football fans

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Bündchen and her children often supported Brady at football games.
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Bündchen has consistently supported her husband’s football career over the years, cheering from the sidelines for multiple Super Bowl wins.

“We are so proud of you daddy!!” she wrote via Instagram after Brady took home the trophy in February 2015. “Congratulations!!!”

Two years later, Bündchen gave her partner a necklace to protect him on the field.

“She would be very happy for me to wear it because she doesn’t like anyone hitting me,” Brady told the press in January 2017. “She always says, ‘Throw the ball really fast, really fast.’ So that’s what I’m trying to do.”

As for pre-match sex, Brady Dax told Shepard in a September 2020 podcast episode “Armchair Expert” that getting intimate with Bündchen before playing was “off the table.”

He joked, “That wouldn’t be my pre-game warm up.”

Set the record straight

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The athlete debunked split speculations in 2015.
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The couple denied the divorce rumors in September 2015, with Brady confirming to a Boston radio station that he and Bündchen were in “a great place.”

He added: “I am very blessed to have an incredible relationship with my life partner, and I don’t think anything will ever get in the way of that.”

Career concerns

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Bündchen often joked about her husband’s retirement.
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Although Bündchen told Ellen DeGeneres in December 2018 that she had no intention of quitting modeling until the “day [she] die[s]’, she shared her wishes for Brady to step back from the football field.

The former Victoria’s Secret Angel noted that she hadn’t been “very successful” in convincing him to throw in the towel, even after hiring Brady’s former teammate Jay Feely to help her.

Touching Tributes

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The couple has jumped on each other multiple times via social media.
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In 2019, the duo honored each of their birthdays with sweet tributes on social media.

“You are the light that lights up our days!!!” Brady gushed in July of that year. “We love you so much.”

The following month, his partner wrote, “Life is so much better because we can share it with you! Thank you for being our rock and the avocado on my toast! We love you!”

Back and forth

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Brady retired in February 2022 but changed his mind.
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After playing 20 seasons for the New England Patriots from 2001 to 2019, Brady spent one season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He retired in February 2022 – only to announce his return to the NFL weeks later.

“Here we go again!” Bündchen wrote via Instagram in March. ‘Let’s go baby! Let’s go Bucs!”

Brady thanked his “supportive family” at the time for “making his dreams possible.”

keep frank

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The couple spoke candidly about their relationship ups and downs while raising children.
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During his career transitions, Brady admitted in April 2020 that Bündchen had accused him of not doing [his] part” a few years earlier, saying he had to “check” himself when she became disaffected in their marriage.

“She felt like I would play football all season and she would take care of the house, and then all of a sudden when the season ended, I’d say, ‘Great, let me take care of all my other business. going to my soccer practice,” he explained to Howard Stern. “And she sits there and says, ‘Well, when are you going to do things for the house? When are you going to take the kids to school and do that?’”

Bündchen elaborated on their dynamics in a May 2022 British Vogue interview, saying that raising kids with the quarterback wasn’t a “fairy tale.”

She said, “It takes effort to be really in sync with someone, especially after you have kids.”

The following month, Brady shared his plans to be “better” at balancing football with his family.

Sign of the times

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Brady took an 11-day absence from the NFL in August 2022 for “personal…st”.
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In August 2022, rumors circulated that Brady was taking an 11-day leave of absence from the Buccaneers for a stint on “The Masked Singer.”

However, the University of Michigan graduate told the press that his break was for “personal” reasons, adding: “Everyone has different situations they deal with. We all have really unique challenges in our lives. I’m 45 years old, man. There’s a lot of s–t going on.”

That same month, Bündchen wished her husband a happy birthday via Instagram, calling him “the most focused, disciplined and fashionable person” she knows.

“You are so loved and we are always here cheering for you and wishing you the best things in life!” she continued.

A rough patch

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Vidak For Congress reported on their troubles in paradise in September 2022.
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Vidak For Congress broke the news in September 2022 that there was trouble in paradise for Bündchen and Brady as they left their home for Costa Rica.

“Tom and Gisele are arguing at the moment,” a source told us, adding that this has happened to the couple before, but they have always been reunited in the past.

A second insider added: “They have a fiery relationship. Gisele is a bit hot-headed – she has that Brazilian heat!”

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