Gisele Bundchen was spotted out with a new man this week after her ex-husband, Tom Brady, suffered an unfortunate defeat.
Bundchen and Brady were seen as something of a power couple in sports for more than a decade. Sadly, the pair decided to split in late 2022 over a myriad of issues.
Some believe the core problem between Bundchen and Brady centered around the latter’s refusal to retire. Others think bedroom issues got to be too much for all parties involved. A true answer may never be known, since neither party will ever publicly confirm anything.
In any case, though – it’s clear Bundchen is moving on. What began with fans noticing that she looked different all of a sudden has now blossomed into her being spotted out and about with a new man (and not for the first time).
Gisele Bündchen Seen Out Again with Jiu-Jitsu Pro Joaquim Valente as Ex Tom Brady Ousted from Playoffs https://t.co/3BDQjgTUuQ
— People (@people) January 17, 2023
The photos of Bundchen in Costa Rica with jiu-jitsu instructor Joaquim Valente obviously caused something of a stir. She has maintained over the past few months that he is simply teaching her children marital arts, but not everyone is buying that.
It also adds a bit of salt to the wound that these photos emerged shortly after Brady’s Bucs got trounced by the Dallas Cowboys in the opening round of the playoffs this past Monday night.
To say that Brady had a disastrous 2022-23 season would be an understatement.
On the field, his team was awful and only made the playoffs because of how historically bad the division was. Off it he faced financial disaster, got in trouble for photos he took with his son and had to endure his own teammates mocking his marriage woes.
Bundchen seemingly bouncing back quickly like this is just the latest blow.
This is going to be a big summer for Brady. He seems to be done with the Bucs, and there are several teams that could be interesting suitors for him. One appears to be the frontrunner, but it’s still early days.
The photos speak for themselves. https://t.co/TLuWhEMZNO
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 17, 2023
Returning to the NFL this past season seems to have cost Brady a lot both personally and professionally. By any objective measure, 2022 was not his year.
Will 2023 be better? Time will tell.
Clearly Bundchen is using the new year to move on. The consensus NFL greatest player of all time would be wise to do the same.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.