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Putting it in perspective
While there have been many fans, who have expressed their sadness about the news of a potential divorce between Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, there's one set of fans who have other things to be sad about. Just a friendly GOAT reminder.
The plot thickens...
As more and more details emerge, it's starting to look like football has been the central issue between the couple for quite some time. Could it be that TB12 is truly 'married to the game?'
Troy Aikman believes in Tom Brady
Though it was back before the world wind of rumors and speculation, that now surrounds Tom Brady's possible divorce from Gisel Bundchen, the Dallas Cowboys legend had an interesting take on the Bucs star.
To hear Aikman tell it, no matter what happens, Brady's ability to create a winning team culture and in turn perform to suit, can't be questioned. Interested in the full story, check here.
This one doesn't get old
With reports confirming that Beasley is set to retire in order to spend more time with his family - an announcement that came hours after the Brady/Bundchen news broke - there have been memes a plenty. Perhaps, none better than this one that makes use of NFL analyst Shannon Sharpe. Enjoy!
Tom Brady opens up about...football!
Though it can be hard to remember, TB12 is still very much a football player and more importantly in the early stages of the 2022 NFL regular season.
Asked recently why so many teams are currently sitting on a 2-2 record and the vote for GOAT gave a simple answer. Bad football.
Serena Williams' husband thinks Tom Brady's return to NFL could be disruptive
With heavy focus on the the notion that Tom Brady's return to the NFL is at the center of his fight with wife Gisele Bündchen, the comments from the tennis star's husband do add a bit of levity to an otherwise very unfortunate situation.
Sometimes Sage helps...
According to reports, it appears that Gisele Bündchen is trying to cleanse her life of Tom Brady. The former Victoria’s Secret Angel was seen burning sage around her car in Miami with the help of an unknown holistic woman. Want to know more? Check here.
Here's our take on the story that seems to be gaining traction across the internet. If the shoe fits as they say...
There are now betting odds on Gisele Bündchen's next partner
If only we were making this up. Unfortunately, as we've pointed out several times before, the internet has no chill. A recent report suggests that there are now odds going on who will be the Brazilian model's next partner.
From Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson, to former partner Leonardo DiCaprio and strangely enough, even Elon Musk. No matter how you cut it, the web has apparently got the odds on where Bündchen will find love next. For the full story, click here.
Is Cristiano Ronaldo to blame?
Though it may seem crazy, it was just hours after watching Cristiano Ronaldo score a hat-trick live in Old Trafford, that the legendary QB announced that he would not be retiring after all.
As we now know, Brady's decision to 'un-retire' is at the alleged center of the conflict between him and his wife Gisele Bündchen. Could it be that the Portuguese star's own ability to roll back the years AND his subsequent chat with TB12 postgame, led to the seven-time Super Bowl champion reconsidering? Either way, check here for a more details!
We're not sure what to make of this one, but we'll certainly share it with you. Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson is currently being promoted as a possible suitor for Gisele Bündchen, should her and husband Tom Brady divorce.
Having recently separated from Kim Kardashian, he's certainly single, but again we're not sure how we feel about the narrative. None the less, if you'd like to read more about the 'match making' moves of the internet, just click here.
Don't believe everything you read
As the internet continues to churn our meme after meme and theory after theory, it's important to keep focused on what is true as opposed to what is not.
Most recently we saw a supposed post from Jets QB Zach Wilson go viral. New York's signal caller allegedly had something to say to Gisele Bundchen, amidst speculation that she will divorce her husband and NFL superstar Tom Brady. As we now know, the tweet was fake, but if you'd like to know more, just click here for the details.
The internet has no chill...
Given the growing narrative that the central reason for their conflict is that TB12 can't let the game go, this meme is perhaps quite accurate. On the other hand we have to say that compared to some of the content we've seen out there, this one is actually quite innocent and is worth a smile at the least.
In happier times, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen have bought and sold outstanding homes in California, New York, Miami and beyond, over their 13 years of marriage. Take a look at what they have in store...
The big question is, though, will Brady throw all this away for literally one more season in the NFL? After all, he is the oldest active player in the league right now...
Beasley vs Brady
Meanwhile Beasley's retirement after 11 NFL seasons to become a full-time father is really shedding some shadow on Brady and how he's choosing football over family. The memes just won't stop...
Gisele had the divorce planned for a while
According to some reports by People, the mother of three had been planning a divorce since the pre-season went underway. After supporting Brady again, again and again, the Brazilian Supermodel had hopes that he was serious about his retirement. Gisele's reasons were literally anybody's minimum requirements of a partner: being there for each other and for their family. She has been "the rock" of their relationship for 12 years since they had their first baby, and the 42-year-old did everything she can to stand by Brady's dreams, hopes and goals. Gisele doesn't seem the type to be taken advantage of for any longer.
How did the couple make most of their money?
Throughout Bündchen’s successful career, she earned over $500 million from sponsorships and endorsements. One of the largest was with Victoria’s Secret, which offered her $25 million in 2000; she would go on to work with other brands like Marc Jacobs, Christian Dior, and Dolce & Gabbana in the years that follow. In 2007, Bündchen was the sixteenth richest woman in the entertainment industry.
Brady has been playing in the NFL since 2000, and over the years, his income has steadily increased. Like his wife, endorsements and sponsorships are another way the sports star has been able to grow his wealth. In 2014, for instance, Forbes reported that Brady made around $7 million in endorsements. In 2020, the Tampa quarterback was the ninth highest-paid athlete in the world and the highest-paid NFL player.
News of a possible divorce between Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen is spreading rapidly, and many are wondering what will happen to their $650 million combined net worth. While Brady is one of the most famous NFL stars, his supermodel wife’s net worth is actually substantially larger than his.
Throughout her modeling career, Bündchen built her wealth to the tune of $400 million, while Brady’s career has led to a value in assets and income around half of that, coming in at around $250 million.
The couple currently lives in Florida with their three children after Brady decided to leave the New England Patriots to become the quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
If Hollywood has shown or proved something, it is that no matter who, couples usually end up seeking divorce after a while. Be ten years or a couple of months, sometimes even days.
The best way to protect your money is to sign a prenup. And even with one, your money is not always safe, and your partner might be entitled to more than what one thought they should have.
Did Gisele make Tom what he is today?
The fact that she makes more money than him, Tom, consistently could have been a factor in helping the QB stay with the Patriots and not ask for a supermax. She was able to stay afloat and provide for the family while he was able to earn less and thus help his team hire better talent.
What do you guys think?
Did this happen because of football?
Do yo guys think that the divorce between Tom and Gisele is a result of him not retiring from football? It seems as if he listen to his family when he decided to retire. But coming 2 months later must have been a decision taken between the both of them.
It would be unfair to think that he un-retired and his family didn’t know. So if this is a result of him coming back to football, who is to blame?
Is not so bad for Tom
Tom may be one of the few athletes where their spouse earns more money than them
You can’t make this up!
Shannon Sharpe had words about Antonio Brown posting a picture of Gisele days before the couple began their divorce affair. This is starting to look like one great American soap opera
Not cool man!
Tom Brady can’t catch a break. Now his Bucs teammate Cole Beasley has come out with the fact that he is retiring to stay more time at home with his wife and kids. Throwing some shade at Brady without intention.
Serena Williams' Tom Brady reference
During a recent appearance on the Jimmy Fallon Show, the tennis legend teased about a possible comeback, having announced her retirement not too long ago.
Who did she cheekily mention? You guessed it. TB12 himself. "You know what, Tom Brady started an amazing trend," Williams said, laughing. "That's what I'm gonna say." You can see the moment at minute 2:44.
Like father like son
"I think one of the great highlights of my life is watching him play and him grow and develop, and my kids in general, too," Brady said on October 3rd during an episode of 'Let's Go.' You can read more about what the Bucs star had to say right here
Let's talk about Tom Brady the NFL quarterback for a moment
Despite the heavy focus on his personal life at the moment, there is some other significant news concerning the Bucs star. According to reports, the seven-time Super Bowl champion did not train on Wednesday. For more details on the Bucs quarterback, as well as other potential absentees on their roster, take a look here.
It is understood that Brady has been struggling with both a rotator cuff issue and problems with the finger that he injured in September, when playing against the Saints. What that means for the Bucs offense in Week 5 remains to be seen.
Shannon Sharpe is not happy with Antonio Brown's dig at Tom Brady
Regardless of how you feel about Sharpe or Brown, the fact of the matter is the analyst has a point about the former wide receiver. There are some things you just don't do. Making fun of someone's family potentially being destroyed, is one of them.
Antonio Brown strikes again!
Over the past year, Antonio Brown has both entertained and disturbed us with a variety of bizarre actions and words. From his falsification of his covid-19 status, to the now infamous dance across the field of play which led to the Bucs terminating his contract, to his strange feud with Tom Brady. Let's not forget his rant about Colin Kaepernick either.
The point is, it would be pretty fair to say that Antonio Brown's behavior has been crazy, to say the least. This time, however, he may have just outdone himself. Amidst intense speculation, about the future of Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's marriage, the former WR took to social media to post a photo of him and Bündchen embracing. The photo carries a caption that reads, "Put that Shit On," which is in fact the title of Brown's newly released hip-hop track.
Regardless of our thoughts on Brady or Bündchen, the fact remains that these are still two people with children between them. That's why it's encouraging to see that her focus is where it should be.
A time to heal
As reports continue to swirl about divorce lawyers being hired and ringless hands, there has been yet another development. Gisele Bündchen has allegedly been spotted meeting with a spiritual healer. For more on that just check here
In what was said to be a meeting that lasted for hours, Bündchen was seen to be greeted by healer who appeared to be carrying Palo Santo - an incense used to disperse negative energy.
Who is worth more Brady or Bündchen?
This question - who is worth more between Brady and Bündchen - is actually impossible to answer unless you're them or their lawyers or advisers. That's because who knows what they've agreed between themselves on who holds what property and assets in their marriage.
We also don't even really know how much they're worth, because at best we've got an idea what they've earned, but who knows what they've spent over the years. (Even exactly what they've brought in is a black box, because in addition to their headline salaries or major campaigns, they do all sorts of endorsement work bringing in even more).
BUT! What we do know is that Bündchen, has almost certainly seriously out-earned Brady over their respective careers. Forbes named her as the highest paid model in the world for the FOURTEENTH year in a row in 2016. And she doesn't just model, she's a brand ambassador, has partnerships with media groups like SkyTV in Brazil and she also has her own businesses including a skin care line. AND she published a bestselling memoir Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life.
Brady has certainly brought in the bucks as one of, if not the, greatest quarterbacks of all time. His total career salary earnings are estimated at $333 million by the end of this year, and with endorsements he's expected to top $420 million, plus he's got a neat $20 million or so from his lifestyle brand TB12.
Exactly who owns what and how much each of them have in assets we'll never know, but the fact is, elite supermodels are better at making money than quarterbacks, and Bündchen will have out-earned Brady over their lifetimes. Either way, they'll both be fine financially if they do get divorced.
Gisele Bündchen has been talking to her divorce lawyer for weeks
According to a source talking to People, Gisele Bündchen has been talking to her divorce lawyer for "weeks". Encouragingly though she is also still talking to Brady.
Clearly this difficult situation is something that's been going on for a long time, and Bündchen wants to be clear about her situation, hence the lawyer.
Hiring a lawyer of course does not mean a divorce is inevitable (and in fact a decent divorce lawyer, always acting in their client's best interests, may even help bring about a reconciliation).
Tom Brady has also now hired a divorce lawyer.
Tom Brady misses practice
The Bucs have released their injury list for Sunday's match up with the Falcons and Tom Brady was right there at the top. Out with an injury to his throwing shoulder (his right shoulder, there's only one left-handed QB in the NFL at the moment - Tua Tagovailoa). He's also got injured fingers on his throwing hand.
These are real injuries mind, which he suffered being sacked against the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend. He's not out because he's having crisis talks with wife Gisele.
And while he's out of practice today, he is one tough cookie. We'd expect to see him take the field on Sunday.
Bündchen was partly responsible for the Patriots success
If you haven't seen this from The Ringer it's well worth a watch, and sharply argued.
Basically, Tom Brady as the greatest QB* of all time didn't make as much money as he should have with the Patriots. He could have demanded more, but because Bündchen is so rich (she is really, really rich), Brady could actually demand less money than he was worth, freeing up salary cap for the Pats, meaning better players for him to play, and win, with.
Brady should have made $287M in his career to when this tweet was published in 2019 versus his actual $227M earned.
*Feel free to debate this, but, y'know... (Oh ok, here's someone arguing for Peyton Manning)
Absolutely no shortage of solid Brady and Bündchen meme and humor content if you're looking for it around the web. This one tickled our fancy.
Brady and Bündchen: properties
The couple own at least four four properties that we know about: a $17 million mansion in Miami's exclusive Indian Creek Island; a house at the Yellowstone Resort in Montana; a $3.5 million NYC apartment and a home in Costa Rica, on the beach in Santa Teresa, on the Pacific coast.
Who keeps these are likely to be one of the main debates in any divorce settlement.
Bündchen and Brady: hiring divorce lawyers
According to People, Tom Brady lawyered up only after Gisele Bündchen hired her own divorce attorney. Page Six broke the news that the supermodel had hired a divorce lawyer, but at that point the legendary quarterback was just "trying to figure out what to do."
Hiring divorce lawyers doesn't mean it's absolutely over, though it indicates things are very, very far from good. Both partners in this marriage have a raft of advisers, who will be watching out for their individual clients. Once Bündchen decided to hire lawyers, possibly just to get an idea of her overall situation, it was always almost certain that Brady would follow suit, in order to be prepared for any legal action.
Brady and Bündchen pre-nup
One thing that may be easier in this marriage than some others is the fact that Brady and Bündchen were both independently wealthy when they came into the marriage, and it's almost certain they will have a prenuptial agreement to help decide how to split up the family assets (though that's not always a guarantee things will be smooth, particularly where cherished items are involved and the significance is more than just money).
If things do come to a divorce one of the main items to be thrashed out will of course be custody and visiting rights for the children. For their sake, everybody is praying that that even if there is a separation, it's as amicable as possible.
A sign of the times...
Though there has been no official word on whether or not the couple will actually divorce, there has been one telling sign and that's the fact that Gisele Bundchen has been seen without her wedding ring.
Indeed, as speculation continues to intensify about a possible split between her and husband Tom Brady, this latest piece of news will only serve increase the belief that they will in fact separate.
The conspiracies have started
While we definitely don't endorse this message, it's certainly curious to consider. Brady and the Dolphins clearly have a lot going on, he will be a free agent and where Tua Taigovailoa is concerned, opinion has certainly been divided. That said, we certainly hope the Dolphins QB recovers fully and quickly.
Tom Brady felt for Tua Tagovailoa
Whether you're a Dolphins fan or not, nobody enjoyed seeing their QB Tua Tagovailoa suffering a clear concussion in their last game. Indeed, watching the signal caller on the ground after a heavy hit, with his fingers contorted made for some hard viewing.
It wasn't just fans either, as Tom Brady himself was touched by watching one of his opponents in the league go down. The Bucs star and seven-time Super Bowl champion is currently in the throws of personal turmoil with a possible divorce, but it didn't stop him from taking a moment to reflect on an injured adversary. You can read more about what TB12 said right here.
This is getting wild...
With so much floating around, it's important to maintain perspective. On the other hand, did Tom Brady's teammate just indirectly tell him that he should have stayed retired?
Though we can't speak to the emotional damage that may be experienced by both her and her children, the encouraging thing to know is that Gisele Bundchen is a successful woman in her own right.
Without doubt, many of the attributes that took her to that level, will be required now as she attempts to move forward with her life.
You can't make this stuff up...
To be fair, we've definitely had some questions regarding the incredible longevity that the Bucs star has displayed. Could it be that it's all down to a series of spells and enchantments? We'll let you decide on that one!
How does divorce affect sporting performance?
If things do turn out for the worst and Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen end up filing for divorce, one question Bucs fans are going to be asking is, will that affect his performance on the field? (After feeling sad for the end of a beautiful thing, of course).
Check out this article from thesportsgeek, which suggests that while some might think it's common sense that divorce proceedings = fumbles and sacks galore, that's not necessarily the case.
The thinking, backed by psychologists, is that focusing on sport may be a way to deal with the pressure of the divorce, meaning performances may actually improve as the athlete puts all their mental resources into their game to avoid even thinking about what's going on as their relationship ends. Of course they likely won't be in the mood to go out and celebrate a superb win afterwards.
Equally, it may be the case that the divorce proceedings can take up the athlete's mind and leave them too emotional to perform properly. Knowing Brady's character though we'd say he's so focused he'd be likely able to compose himself completely on the football field, no matter what's going on in his private life. In fact, that very fact may be what's driven Bündchen to distraction over his over-commitment to the game.
Two kids and a host of mushy instagram posts... Brady and Bündchen have been a golden couple over the past 13 years. Here's a look at the key details of their marriage.
Brady and Bündchen marriage
Two kids and a host of mushy instagram posts... Brady and Bündchen have been a golden couple over the past 13 years.
Here's a look at the key details of their marriage.
Timeline of Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s recent marital troubles
Here's a detailed summary of exactly what went wrong between Brady and Bündchen, as well as a look at the key dates from the start of their relationship.
Brady and Bündchen - marriage woes
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the latest developments in the marriage between Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen.
After 13 years of marriage the couple’s relationship was thrown into disarray when Brady unretired from football earlier this year, just 40 days after retiring.
It seems Bündchen had been expecting Brady to be spending a lot more time around her and the kids and the news he was going to be dedicating another year to the NFL drove a huge wedge between the pair. Note that Brady is famously known for his obsessive attention to detail about his game, meaning another season of football is another season without much family time.
During the summer Brady took an 11-day leave of absence from training camp to “deal with personal things”, widely understood to mean going home to try and smooth things over Bündchen. With hindsight that move appears not to have worked.
Recent reports suggest the pair were not living together, and as Hurricane Ian closed in, the pair were both hunkered down in Miami, but in separate homes.
And, yesterday, reports surfaced that the couple have hired divorce lawyers as they move to take the next steps in what would be one of the most high-profile sporting separations in recent years.