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A timeline of Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s recent marital troubles

How did Brady and Bündchen meet? For how long have they been married? When did things started going wrong? A timeline of the Brady-Bündchen relationship

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How did Brady and Bündchen meet? For how long have they been married? When did things started going wrong? A timeline of the Brady-Bündchen relationship
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Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen have officially filed for divorce, as of Friday 28 October 2022. The pair filed similar messages on Instagram saying that “co-parenting” would be their priority. In total the couple were married for 13 years; they have two children together, Benjamin (12) and Vivian (9). They also parent Brady’s first child Jack (15), who he had with former girlfriend Bridget Moynahan.

In breaking the news to his followers, Brady said that the couple “arrived at this decision [to divorce] amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together.” Brady said the priority for the couple is their children and that they plan to “work together as parents” to “ensure they receive the love and attention they deserve.”

Brady - Bünchen marriage timeline

Since Tampa Bay quarterback and seven-time Super Bowl champion, Tom Brady, retired in February, and then unretired six weeks later, there’s been speculation on the state of his relationship with Gisele Bündchen. It’s no secret that the Brazilian Supermodel hoped her husband would spend more time with their family, be there for her like she has been for him and their family for so long since putting her modeling career on pause 12 years ago.

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And now, reports have surfaced that both Gisele and Brady have hired divorce lawyers following months of “tension” between them.

Below, find out all the details of the couple’s relationship, how it started, what led to their potential separation, and where they stand now:

December 2006: Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen first meet

Brady and Bündchen met for the first time when set up by a mutual friend. At that time, Brady was the star quarterback of the New England Patriots and Bündchen was a top supermodel featured in publications like Vogue, Victoria’s Secret, and Rolling Stone. Their relationship escalated quickly, and a year later, the couple were an item. Three years later, they were engaged.

February 2007: News break that Brady is expecting a child with ex-girlfriend

Brady had been dating his ex-girlfriend Bridget Monyahan from 2004-2006, and in August 2007, the American actress gave birth to Brady’s first son, Jack. Two months into Brady and Bündchen’s relationship, the NFL player told the Brazilian about his then-pregnant ex-girlfriend, and she was publicly supportive of him becoming a father.

January 2009: Tom and Gisele get engaged

February 2009: Brady, Bündchen get married

Just a month after getting engaged, the star couple married in an intimate ceremony in Santa Monica.

April 2009: The couple throw a bigger wedding

Tom and Gisele threw a larger celebration two months later in Costa Rica, with about 40 people, including extended family.

December 2009: Gisele and Tom welcome their first child together

Benjamin Rein Brady (11) was born on December 8, before the couple welcomed their second child three years later.

December 2012: second child is born

The Brady family grew again, with daughter, Vivian (8), born in December 2012.

September 2015: Deflategate impacts their marriage

Things were “very tense” between the NFL player and the supermodel after rumors came out that Brady wanted balls deflated during the AFC championship game in the 2014-2015 NFL playoffs. The fallout from the scandal both affected Brady’s reputation and his family life, with Bündchen feeling like he was taking things out on her at home. Shortly after, Brady denied the rumors, telling a Boston radio station that the couple was in a “great place.”

October 2018: Gisele releases her memoir

Gisele’s memoir, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, was released on October 2, 2018 where she admitted that raising their first child together wasn’t super easy.

January 2019: Brady wins his ninth Super Bowl; Gisele jumps with joy

Bündchen was ecstatic after the Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game and earned Brady’s ninth Super Bowl trip. Brady gave his wife a special shoutout after the game, “I first want to say hi to my wife, I love you so much,” he said.

February 2019: the pair celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary on social media

Brady and Bündchen celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary with sweet Instagram posts. Brady wrote, “ten years ago, I didn’t realize how much I could love you and the family we created together,” captioning a throwback wedding photo. “My heart is so full and I am so blessed! I know our journey has not been easy, but the challenges we have overcome have made our bond stronger and our love grow deeper. Thank you for loving me, for supporting my dreams, and for nurturing our family in the way that only you could. You are my rock, my love and my light! I love you and I love our family!” Gisele also posted that “There is nothing that I love more in this world than you and our family…”

September 2019: Brady opens up about his marriage

The six-time Super Bowl champion opened up about his relationship with Bündchen, talking about their differences among other things. In Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, Bündchen mentioned that she has to “share Brady with his first love: football.” Brady responds that Gisele is “like a kite flying in the sky, and I’m kind of tethering her. Sometimes I have to hold on hard. But she knows I’m always there for her,

December 2019: Brady talks about his secret to a successful relationship

“CCC,” is the secret—meaning, “clear, current, communication,” Brady said. The quarterback added that the challenging part for him and Gisele is how ambitious they both are, especially as they both go in different directions, while taking charge of “oh, by the way, the kids,” he added.

March 2020: Tom and Gisele move to Tampa

Brady left the Patriots after 20 seasons and made a huge career move to Tampa Bay, along with his family.

April 2020: marriage problems surfacing

Brady revealed that he had to ‘check’ himself’ to make sure his marriage was on track. He also revealed that Bündchen wasn’t “satisfied with their marriage,” since he “would play football all season and she would take care of the house,” before the season is over and the same attitude is repeated all over again.

May 2020: pandemic brought the family together

The couple revealed that they put their family first amid the coronavirus pandemic. They said that with the quarantine, it was a challenge for them to stick to a normal routine in the household, but this added time together was a gift.

February 2021: Brady wins his seventh Super Bowl with the Bucs

Just one year with the Buccaneers and Brady did it again. His wife was very supportive publicly, taking to instagram to show her admiration for Brady. She wrote a huge post acknowledging Brady’s exceptional perseverance, adding that she was “so proud of the man you are and I am so happy to see the smile on your face every time you get to go out there and throw that ball. Now, we are so happy that we get to have you home for a little while (well, at least until next season 😉) You have earned all your success! Te amo❤️.”

October 2021: NFL career getting in the way with their marriage

Brady noted that his successful career has forced a difficult conversation in his marriage with Bündchen, who has put her own career on hold to raise their kids. He said that his wife “held down the house for a long time now, and I think there’s things that she wants to accomplish. You know, she hasn’t worked as much in the last 10, 12 years just raising our family and kind of committing to being in a life in Boston and then moving to Florida.”

January 2022: More rumors around Brady- Bündchen family and marriage

Brady said his wife is his “biggest supporter,” and that she deserves what she needs from me as a husband and my kids deserve what they need from me as a dad.” Brady then indicated that he will be spending more time at home, away from the field.

February 2022: Tom retires from the NFL after 22 years.

A month later, Brady retires from the NFL stating that Gisele, and his children are his inspiration, and his family is his “greatest achievement.” His wife is so ecstatic with his decision.

March 2022: Tom un-retires

Sadly for the mother of three though, Brady could not handle more than two months off the field, and un-retired. He took to social media posting that “These past two months I have realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands,” Brady wrote. That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. Without them, none of this is possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. We have unfinished business. LFG.”

August 2022: Brady takes a break from training camp

The GOAT said the break was for personal reasons that a 45-year-old was going through, and he had to “try to figure out life” as best as he can. Everybody knew a big part of this break was his family and his decision to unretire.

September 2022: “tension” between the couple arises again

Obviously, Gisele was not happy with Brady’s decision, while Brady was trying to do everything to smooth things out. Rumors continues to swirl that the couple were “living in separate houses, but continue to communicate.”

Addressing her story for ELLE’s September issue, the Brazilian model said that while obviously she has her concerns about Brady continuing to play in the NFL, and being away from the children, the public’s characterization of her wanting Tom to retire is sexist. “I think this is the system we’ve been living in. That’s what society has accepted and what society hasn’t accepted,” said Bündchen. She continued that she has done her part to be there for Brady and her family.

“I moved to Boston, and I focused on creating a cocoon and a loving environment for my children to grow up in and to be there supporting him and his dreams. Seeing my children succeed and become the beautiful little humans that they are, seeing him succeed, and being fulfilled in his careerit makes me happy. At this point in my life, I feel like I’ve done a good job on that.”

October 4: Reports arise that the couple has hired divorce lawyers

Sources close to the NFL quarterback and model are no longer coming out the other side, and are sharing joint custody of their children if separating, as well as splitting their enormous assets.

It appears that “there is no going back” for the power couple who have been estranged from each other in recent weeks.

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