Gisele Bundchen Gets Real and Honest About Why She and Tom Brady Divorced

While talking with Vanity Fair, Gisele Bundchen opened up in a big way regarding her divorce from now-retired football star Tom Brady. 

As Bundchen made very clear in her interview as Vanity Fair’s cover model, she’s not happy with all the rumors surrounding the reason why she and Brady ended their nearly 14-year marriage. As many reports alleged over the last several months, the rumor was that Bundchen ended her marriage to Brady when he refused to retire from football.

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Gisele Bundchen Gets Real and Honest About Why She and Tom Brady Divorced

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As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Bundchen and Brady finalized their divorce just five months ago, in October 2022. Now, Bundchen is addressing those claims calling them “very hurtful” and “the craziest thing I’ve ever heard.”

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“Listen, I have always cheered for him, and I would continue forever,” Bundchen admitted to Vanity Fair. “If there’s one person I want to be the happiest in the world, it’s him, believe me. I want him to achieve and to conquer. I want all his dreams to come true. That’s what I want, really, from the bottom of my heart.”

But while addressing the claims that she left him because of his decisions when it came to retirement from the NFL, Gisele admitted, “What’s been said is one piece of a much bigger puzzle. It’s not so black and white,” before adding that she would never give up her dream because of one more season in the NFL.

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Bundchen described her divorce from Brady as the “death of my dream,” she told Vanity Fair, who described her as choking up at that moment. “It’s tough because you imagine your life was going to be a certain way, and you did everything you could, you know?”

“You give everything you got to achieve your dream. You give a hundred percent of yourself, and it’s heartbreaking when it doesn’t end up the way you hoped for, and worked for, but you can only do your part.” 

Gisele then briefly elaborated on the reason for their divorce, adding that she and Tom had begun to want different things from when they met in their 20s. “Sometimes you grow together; sometimes you grow apart,” she admitted. “When I was 26 years old, and he was 29 years old, we met, we wanted a family, we wanted things together. As time goes by, we realize that we just wanted different things, and now we have a choice to make.”

Bundchen continued by saying that their divorce absolutely doesn’t mean that they no longer have a love for each other. “That doesn’t mean you don’t love the person. It just means that in order for you to be authentic and truly live the life that you want to live, you have to have somebody who can meet you in the middle, right? It’s a dance. It’s a balance.”

“When you love someone, you don’t put them in a jail and say, ‘You have to live this life.’ You set them free to be who they are, and if you want to fly the same direction, then that’s amazing.” And despite no longer being married, Gisele says she and Tom will always be a “team.”

“That’s beautiful,” Gisele continued. “I look back, and I have no regrets. I loved every bit of it.”

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