Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s marital woes have “nothing to do with his decision to return to the NFL,” sources close to the model now say, adding that these claims are “sexist.”
A source close to the couple told Vidak For Congress: “The problems are not due to his decision to return to football – sometimes things are complicated.”
Although he declined to explain more, the insider added that this speculation is “sexist” and wrongly blames the model for their marital problems.
Vidak For Congress exclusively revealed the Brazilian supermodel, 42, and her Buccaneers quarterback husband, 45, on the rocks after she fled to Costa Rica following an “epic spat.”
Insiders told us that Brady and Bündchen’s marriage was related to his shocking decision to retire from the NFL, which the supermodel has questioned in recent interviews.
Bündchen was noticeably absent from Sunday’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers game, the team’s first home game, which Brady “hoped” would attend.
The couple’s children – Jack, 15, Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9 – made a sweet appearance on the field before kick-off, after being brought in by Brady’s mother and sisters.
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel is said to still be in New York City, working on a number of projects and fashion shoots.
While the duo have not yet spoken publicly about their feud, Brady told sports reporters in August that he missed 11 days of training camp due to “personal s-t.”
Bündchen also spoke in a September front page of Elle magazine about asking the athlete to “be more present” with their family.
“I’ve definitely had those conversations with him over and over,” she said.
“I’ve done my part, namely… [to] be for it [Tom],” she explained. “I moved to Boston and focused on creating a cocoon and a loving environment for my children to grow up in and support him and his dreams.”
She added that she was ready to continue her work as an environmentalist and model, saying, “Now it’s my turn.”
Representatives for Brady and Bündchen did not comment.