NFL quarterback Tom Brady and model Gisele Bündchen are struggling in their marriage, CNN reported.
The outlet reported that the two were not living together.
Brady had recently retired before returning to the NFL 40 days later.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and model Gisele Bündchen are currently going through “marital issues” and “living apart,” CNN reported Wednesday, citing two unnamed sources.
The two have been married since 2009. Brady retired from the NFL in February before returning 40 days later, Sports Illustrated reported. He had previously taken a brief leave during training camp this year to deal with a “personal issue,” Tampa Bay head coach Todd Bowles said in August, fueling speculation it might be related. at his wedding.
On his podcast “Let’s Go!” podcast this week, Brady said he hasn’t been to a lot of personal events because of his job.
“I haven’t had Christmas in 23 years, and I haven’t had Thanksgiving in 23 years, I haven’t celebrated birthdays with people who are dear to me and who were born in August to the end of January. And I can’t attend funerals and I can’t attend weddings,” Brady said. “I think there comes a time in your life when you say, ‘You know what?
In an interview with Elle magazine earlier this week, Bündchen said she was concerned about her husband’s return to football, noting that she ultimately wanted him to be happy.
“It’s a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like it to be more present,” Bündchen said. “I’ve certainly had these conversations with him over and over again. But at the end of the day, I think everyone has to make a decision that works for them. [them]. He too must follow his joy.”
Bündchen declined to comment to the magazine on tabloid reports of their alleged separation. But the model opened up about how she made room for Brady to fulfill her NFL dreams by moving to Boston and “creating a cocoon” to raise their children, and how she’s ready to pursue her dreams outside the spotlight. .
“To see my kids succeed and grow into the beautiful little humans that they are, to see him succeed and thrive in his career, it makes me happy,” she told Elle. “At this point in my life, I feel like I’ve done a good job on that.”
“I have a huge list of things that I have to do, that I want to do,” she says. “At 42, I feel more connected with my purpose.”
Brady and Bündchen’s publicist did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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