Gisele Bundchen is reflecting on her divorce from Tom Brady as the NFL star moves on with supermodel Irina Shayk.
The runway maven, 43, split from Brady, 46, last year after 13 years of marriage and two children together.
She confessed to Vogue Brazil that the spotlight adds another layer of difficulty when closing the chapter on a relationship.
‘Breakups are never easy, especially when there’s a whole media speculating every step of the way,’ Gisele said.
‘I’ve always trusted that every situation, no matter how challenging, has something to teach us and happens for our growth.’
Not easy: Gisele Bundchen admitted to Vogue Brazil that ‘breakups are never easy’ as she moves on from Tom Brady divorce; the exes seen in 2018
New flame: The remark comes amid Brady’s new romance with supermodel Irina Shayk; seen in May
The Brazilian beauty ignores the headlines by staying focused on ‘my children, my health and my projects and dreams.’
She and Brady share son Benjamin, 10, and Benjamin, 13. He also has a 15-year-old son with ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan.
The retired athlete is currently celebrating his 46th birthday bonding with all three kids on a trip to Africa, which he’s been documenting on Instagram.
In a lengthy caption, he reflected on the ‘first 45 years I have lived’ and said he was ready for his ‘next chapter’ amid his recent romance with Shayk, 37.
The post earned a comment from his ex-wife, who left a prayer-hand emoji. The comment has garnered over 3,200 likes.
Brady – who enjoyed a secret sushi date in a ‘private room’ of a New York City restaurant with the supermodel – took to Instagram on Tuesday morning to share a gallery of snaps. The snaps featured Tom’s son Jack and daughter Vivian.
‘What an incredible trip to the most amazing continent…Africa [three black heart emojis],’ his caption began. ‘It was another special reminder that life is TRULY about relationships and memories…This past week of my birthday I have had much time to reflect and be grateful for all the incredible blessings.
‘I couldn’t imagine growing up as a boy in San Mateo that my life would become what it has… I’ve experienced quite a bit in the first 45 years I have lived, and what I have loved most is the people who I have shared the most life changing events with….my children, my family, my loved ones and friends and all of you have added so much to this incredible/adventurous life.’
‘Breakups are never easy, especially when there’s a whole media speculating every step of the way,’ Gisele told Vogue Brazil. ‘I’ve always trusted that every situation, no matter how challenging, has something to teach us and happens for our growth; the exes seen in 2019
Friendly terms: Gisele left a supportive comment on her ex Tom’s Instagram post giving fans a glimpse at his 46th birthday trip to Africa with his kids this week
He’s been documenting the epic trip on his Instagram; seen with son Jack and daughter Vivian
‘To wake up to sunrises and untouched parts of our beautiful planet, to witness these animals in all their glory, to see how different people can live with true joy and happiness continues to bring me great lessons in learning.’
He went on to share two ‘profoundly meaningful’ quotes before concluding by thanking everyone for their love and support while he will focus on bettering himself/
Tom wrote: ‘Thank you all for your love and support these first 45 years….I am taking these next days one at a time, focusing on being my best self for me, and others, and living a life of integrity and purpose.’
Meanwhile it was recently revealed that Tom and Irina were spotted having dinner-for-two at a sushi joint in New York City – just days after their budding romance was revealed.
The NFL star and the Russian supermodel dined in a ‘private room’ at Sushi Azabu in Tribeca on Friday, July 28, an eyewitness told Page Six.
The beloved quarterback was said to have arrived first and Irina showed up just a few minutes later.
Most diners failed to take notice of the couple as they walked through the restaurant.
They were both escorted by restaurant staff to their dining area, where they enjoyed a ‘private and ensconced’ dinner.
‘It was just the two of them. They were just in their own little world. They clearly didn’t want to be around people,’ the insider dished.
Tom tried to keep it low-key by dressing ‘very casually, like in a T-shirt, jeans and sneakers.’
Seemingly wanting to impress her new beau, the eyewitness described Irina as looking ‘much more formal and elegant, like [it was] a date kind of situation.’
Her ex Bradley Cooper is reportedly ‘bothered’ by her relationship with Tom – and is terrified that the retired athlete might ‘take her heart away from him forever.’
Their romance was brought to light late last month when photographers caught them cozying up in his car after spending the night together.
Now sources have revealed how both their former flames reacted to the new pairing – and it has been said that the model’s ex Bradley is very ‘conflicted’ about her latest love interest.
‘I couldn’t imagine growing up as a boy in San Mateo that my life would become what it has…’: He posted a lengthy caption about his ‘incredible blessings’ and featuring a sweet selfie with his daughter
Admiration: There was a cute snap of his daughter watching an elephant
Aww: Vivian helped feed some of the wildlife
Tis the season: Tom – who is a Leo – shared a snap of a lion
Striped: He also shared an image of a few zebras
Gorgeous: Tom shared a snap of the scenery from his trip
Irina and Bradley, 48, first started dating in 2015, and they welcomed a daughter together, named Lea, in March 2017.
They were together for four years before ultimately splitting in 2019 – but since they went their separate ways, rumors have continuously swirled that they were rekindling their love as they have been seen spending time together on numerous occasions.
But now that she’s officially moved on with Tom, 45, an insider tells DailyMail.com that the Hangover star is not pleased.
‘To say he is not bothered by this would be a lie,’ they dished. ‘He has been on and off and on with Irina and he has so much love for her.
‘She is the mother to his girl and they are his two favorite women in the world. He feels that, for the first time, she met someone in Tom that would take her heart away from him forever.’
The source said that the actor was ‘conflicted’ because he had ‘dated other women’ since their breakup.
They added: ‘Tom is very capable of being a devoted husband and parent and husband. This is what gets to Bradley.’
As for Tom’s ex Gisele Bündchen, 43, who started dating the football star in 2007 and was with him for more than a decade before they confirmed they were divorcing in October 2022, a separate source said she’s completely ‘unbothered’ by his romance with Irina because she had ‘moved on.’
‘Gisele is unbothered by Tom and Irina, or anyone that Tom dates, so long as they treat their kids with love,’ the insider said.
‘Tom and Gisele are divorced, and she’s moved on. So long as Tom plays an active role in his kids’ lives like he does and continues to the wonderful father he is, Gisele is happy for him and whoever he chooses to fall in love with.’
DailyMail.com has reached out to both Bradley and Gisele’s representatives for comment.
Since they broke up, Gisele has been seen hanging out with jiu-jitsu instructor Joaquim Valente, although they haven’t officially confirmed a romance.
Meanwhile it was recently revealed that Tom and Irina were spotted having dinner-for-two at a sushi joint in New York City – just days after their budding romance was revealed; seen in May
It’s been said that Tom and Irina first connected when they both attended the wedding of art heir billionaire Joe Nahmad (seen) and his longtime girlfriend, Madison Headrick, in May
Irina’s ex Bradley Cooper (seen in 2019) is ‘bothered’ by her budding new romance with Tom – and is terrified that the NFL legend might ‘take her heart away from him forever’
It’s been said that Tom and Irina first connected when they both attended the wedding of art heir billionaire Joe Nahmad and his longtime girlfriend, Madison Headrick, in May.
A source previously told DailyMail.com that the athlete and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit star bonded at the event, which took place on the lavish Italian island of Sardinia, and ‘have been in touch ever since.’
‘They really clicked in May [at the wedding],’ they explained. ‘They’ve been in touch ever since then, trying to line up schedules to meet.
‘They have a lot of chemistry. They’re excited to see where it goes but it’s still early days.’
Photographers caught the former quarterback gently caressing the 37-year-old’s face in his car following an overnight rendezvous at his Los Angeles mansion on Saturday.
According to an onlooker, Tom picked Irina up at a hotel on Friday afternoon and took her directly to his house.
They emerged from his property together the following morning about 9:30am, and were spotted sharing a very intimate moment in his car.
Tom was seen sweetly rubbing Irina’s cheek as the two giggled together and looked into each other’s eyes.
He dropped Irina – who was wearing the same clothes from the night before – back at her hotel before collecting her again a few hours later to return to his house once more.
Irina and Bradley (seen in 2021), 48, started dating in 2015, and welcomed a daughter in March 2017 before splitting in 2019 – but have sparked reconciliation rumors multiple times
A separate source said that Gisele was completely ‘unbothered’ by Tom’s romance with Irina as ‘long as they treat their kids with love’ because she had ‘moved on’
‘Tom is really ecstatic that this is happening, he feels that they totally get each other, and he really finds her extremely interesting, entrepreneurial, and has a clever sense of humor that really appeals to everything he is all about,’ another source told DailyMail.com about the new pairing. ‘She is not just a fling, he really wants to make this work.
‘He always told himself after his divorce that he would only get involved with someone that a future could be made, someone he could eventually introduce to his kids.
‘He really thinks very highly of her and where this relationship could go. He has zero worry with her, they seem to get each other and get along quite well.’