The Super Bowl-winning quarterback and the supermodel have been married since 2009.
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen and Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady both have divorce lawyers on personnel, Page Six reported on Tuesday. The appointments might foresee the downfall of their well-known marriage.
Brady, a quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Bündchen, a leading figure in Brazilian fashion, have been married since early 2009 and have two children, aged 12 and 9.
Brady also shares a 15-year-old son with actor Bridget Moynahan from a previous relationship.
The 45-year-old, seven-time Super Bowl champion Brady at first stated his retirement this year, but he later changed his mind.
Brady’s continued football career had already been hinted at by Bündchen, who is not happy about it.
“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,” she recently told Elle magazine.
“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.”
In August, Brady took a break of 11 days from the Bucs’ training camp due to “personal things,” according to the team.
Asked about his absence upon his return, Brady told reporters: “I’m 45 years old, man. There’s a lot of s— going on.”
Brady’s season has received off to a slow start by his high standards. Through four games, he has thrown for 1,058 yards and six touchdowns, which rank eighth and 10th best in the league, respectively.
This year, Brady was ranked as the ninth-highest-paid athlete in the world by Forbes.
Forbes has ranked Bündchen as one of the wealthiest celebrities in the world, and it crowned her as the world’s highest-paid supermodel in 2007.