Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA;  Gisele Bundchen, wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (not pictured) celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs QB Tom Brady confirms divorce is finalized

Tom Brady confirmed Friday that his 13-year marriage with Gisele Bundchen is over.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback wrote on Instagram that their divorce was finalized in recent days.

“We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together,” Brady wrote. “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 that they deserve.”

Bundchen also took to social media to announce the news on Friday.

“With much gratitude for our time together, Tom and I have amicably finalized our divorce,” she wrote on Instagram. “My priority has always been and will continue to be our children whom I love with all my heart.”

Brady, 45, and Bundchen, 42, have two children — son Benjamin, 12, and daughter Vivian, 9. He has a 15-year-old son, John, from a previous relationship.

Brady, whose Buccaneers lost their third straight game on Thursday night, said they arrived at the decision to split 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,” he wrote. “However we wish only the best for each other as we pursue whatever new chapters in our lives that are yet to be written.”

Brady concluded his post by asking for privacy and respect as they “navigate what is to come in the days and weeks ahead.”

TMZ reported Friday that paperwork was being filed in Florida and that terms of the agreement will remain sealed and confidential.

Their divorce involves a division of millions of dollars’ worth of assets for the couple, who married in February 2009. Multiple reports have put the value of their property portfolio at $26 million.

Brady landed at No. 9 on Forbes’ 2022 list of highest-paid athletes, with the publication pegging the seven-time Super Bowl champion’s annual salary at $83.9 million — $52 million of it in endorsements. When he retires, he has a job waiting for him as the No. 1 football analyst at FOX Sports, where he is signed to a 10-year, $375 million deal.

Celebrity Net Worth has estimated the fortune of Bundchen, a model and entrepreneur, at $400 million.

–Field Level Media

Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA;  Gisele Bundchen , wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (not pictured) celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen hire divorce lawyers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and his wife, Gisele Bundchen, each have hired divorce lawyers, Page Six reported Tuesday.

Tabloid reports over the past several weeks said the two have been living apart after an argument. The reason for the dispute isn’t known, but Bundchen reportedly is upset, in part, about Brady’s decision to renounce his retirement and return to the NFL for a 23rd season.

In an interview with Elle magazine published last month, she sounded disappointed about his decision to play.

“Obviously, I have my concerns — this is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present,” Bundchen 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, 45, and Bundchen, 42, have two children — son Benjamin, 12, and daughter Vivian, 9. He has a 15-year-old son, Jack, from a previous relationship.

A divorce would involve a division of millions of dollars’ worth of assets for the couple, who married in February 2009. Page Six reported they have a property portfolio worth $26 million.

Brady landed at No. 9 on Forbes’ 2022 list of highest-paid athletes, with the publication pegging his annual salary at $83.9 million — $52 million of it in endorsements. When he retires, he has a job waiting for him as the No. 1 football analyst at FOX Sports, where he is signed to a 10-year, $375 million deal.

Celebrity Net Worth estimates the fortune of Bundchen, a model and entrepreneur, at $400 million.

–Field Level Media

Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA;  Gisele Bundchen , wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (not pictured) celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Gisele Bundchen wants Tom Brady to be ‘more present’

Gisele Bundchen shed light on her relationship with Tampa Bay Buccaneers star quarterback Tom Brady during an interview with Elle magazine.

The interview was conducted before Brady left the Bucs last month on a mysterious 11-day absence from training camp.

“Obviously, I have my concerns — this is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present,” Bundchen said in the article published Tuesday. “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.”

Bundchen, 42, declined to comment on reports of a potential rift with Brady when the magazine followed up with her this month.

She did note, however, that her depiction as being “desperate” for Brady to retire is “sexist.”

Bundchen also admitted she is figuring out the next step in her life.

“I feel very fulfilled in that way, as a mother and as a wife,” she said. “And now it’s going to be my turn.”

Brady, 45, retired after the 2021 season, then changed his mind just 18 days later. A father of three, he said family time has taken a back seat to the NFL.

“I haven’t had a Christmas in 23 years and I haven’t had a Thanksgiving in 23 years,” Brady said on the “Let’s Go!” podcast. “I haven’t celebrated birthdays with people that I care about that are, you know, born from August to late January. And you know, I’m not able to be at funerals and I’m not able to be at weddings.

“I think there comes a point in your life where you say, ‘You know what? I had my fill and it’s enough and time to go on, to move into other parts of life.’”

Brady led the Buccaneers to a 19-3 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. He completed 18 of 27 passes for 212 yards with a touchdown and interception.

–Field Level Media