Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen announced they are getting a divorce on Friday, and it looks like they are now officially single. According to TMZ Sports, the judge has signed off on the divorce settlement Bündchen filed, and the case is now closed. This is quite surprising, considering that divorce cases can take weeks or even months to finalize.
At the same time, the settlement has reportedly been worked on by the lawyers for most of October. Both parties came to an agreement regarding child custody and property. Brady’s net worth is estimated at $330 million while Bündchen’s net worth is estimated at $400 million. The couple has two children — Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9, and both have birthdays in December.
Shortly after Bündchen filed for divorce, Brady issued a statement. “In recent days, my wife and I finalized our divorce from one another after 13 years of marriage. We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together. We are blessed with beautiful and wonderful children who will continue to be the center of our world in every way. We will continue to work together as parents to always ensure they receive the love and attention they deserve.”
In early September, it was reported that Bündchen left the country to spend time in Costa Rica, which then led to reports of marital issues between her and Brady. The reason for the problems was Brady’s return to football for his 23rd season, after he announced his retirement in February. Brady was a New England Patriots quarterback for 20 seasons. He has spent the past three seasons with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady has won seven Super Bowl MVPs, five Super Bowl MVPs, and three NFL MVP Awards during his career.
“She needed to put her and her kids first,”Source: Entertainment Tonight. “Tom is a great father, but after years of sacrifice and basically being a single parent while Tom was playing football, Gisele had enough. Gisele has been working with her healer to stay in a place of peace and come to terms with her marriage ending. Tom and Gisele have love for one another, but Gisele knew she had to put herself and her family first over football.”