Gisele Bundchen files for divorce from Tom Brady after 13-year marriage

Gisele Bundchen has filed for divorce from Tom Brady after 13 years of marriage.

The supermodel is thought to have submitted documents today to formally end her relationship to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers player, 45, after intense speculation over their romance.

Taking to Instagram, she shared a statement confirming that they had gone their separate ways, and that their divorce had been ‘finalized’.

‘With much gratitude for our time together, Tom and I have amicably finalized our divorce,’ the 42-year-old began.

‘My priority has always been and will continue to be our children whom I love with all my heart.

‘We will continue co-parenting to give them the love, care and attention they greatly deserve.

‘The decision to end a marriage is never easy but we have grown apart and while it is, of course, difficult to go through something like this, I feel blessed for the time we had together and only wish the best for Tom always.

‘I kindly ask that our privacy be respected during this sensitive time.’

‘In recent days, my wife and I finalized our divorce from one another after 13 years of marriage,’ Tom wrote on his own page. ‘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.

‘We arrived at this decision to end our marriage after much consideration. Doing so is, of course, painful and difficult, like it is for many people who go through the same thing every day around the world.

‘However we wish only the best for each other as we pursue whatever new chapters in our lives that are yet to be written. And we kindly ask for privacy and respect as we navigate what is to come in the days and weeks ahead. Thank you.’

According to TMZ, the athlete is not contesting the divorce.

The publication reports that the former couple – who share children Benjamin and Vivian together – have spent much of the last month deciding on a settlement.

They reportedly reached an agreement on their property and custody arrangements, but the details will remain confidential.

Tom and Gisele were first linked in 2006, following the fashionista’s split from Leonardo DiCaprio.

They announced their engagement at the beginning of 2009, after a three-year romance.

They tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in California just a few weeks later, before saying their ‘I dos’ in a second wedding in Costa Rica in April of that year.

Gisele welcomed their first child together, son Benjamin, in 2009, before introducing their daughter Vivian in 2012 – while Tom is also dad to son Jack from a previous relationship.

Earlier this year, they both marked their wedding anniversary with touching posts on social media.

‘13 years ago, we both said “I do” ….and you have been the best thing that ever happened to my life,’ the dad-of-three wrote beside a throwback from their big day.

‘I love you more now than I ever could have imagined. You are the best mother and wife and supporter in the world and I am blessed to call you my wife.

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‘Te amo muito meu amor, happy anniversary @gisele.’

Posting the same photo, Gisele simply penned: ‘Happy anniversary love of my life! Te amo! @tombrady.’

The Devil Wears Prada actress previously addressed her concerns for her former partner over his NFL career, explaining that she wanted him to be more ‘present’ in their family life.

In a candid interview with Elle Magazine, she said: ‘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.

‘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.’

At the beginning of this year, she paid tribute to the sportsman after his decision to retire from the field – before he announced a shock U-turn.

‘What a ride @tombrady! So many memories! When I met you over 15 years ago, I didn’t know the first thing about football,’ she said at the time. ‘But cheering for you and seeing you do what you love most made me learn about this wonderful game to the point that I seriously believed I knew more than the referees!

‘I’m so proud of you, and of everything you have had to overcome physically and emotionally over the years.

‘I am in awe of your dedication, and of everything you have achieved. You love what you do, and you leave behind a legacy that is a beautiful example for future generations.

‘There is nothing you can’t achieve. I have always been here for you, you know that, and I’m as excited as you are for what the future holds!’

She concluded: ‘Words can’t really express how grateful I am to everyone who has been so supportive of my husband and our family for so many years. With all my love, Gisele.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Tom and Gisele for a comment.

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