While rumors of adultery are unfounded, the 45-year-old NFL star and the 42-year-old Brazilian-born supermodel have recently “grown apart,” according to a new report.
“There is absolutely no accusation of cheating on either side,” an insider told Page Six. “Tom and Gisele have recently struggled to make their marriage work and have grown apart,” the source claimed.
According to the source, the embattled couple spent the majority of the summer apart after taking a family vacation to the Bahamas with their son Benjamin, 12, and daughter Vivian, 9, in July.
Following their trip, Bündchen and the children spent three weeks at their home on Costa Rica’s the Nicoya Peninsula, but Brady did not accompany them.
In addition, Page Six reported that during his 11-day break from Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp in August, the seven-time Super Bowl champion vacationed alone in the Bahamas with Benjamin and Vivian.
“Gisele wasn’t there in August. It was Tom’s time alone with the kids,” the source noted.
The couple, who have been married for 13 years, has reportedly been trying to work through their issues but have been living separately, with Bündchen in New York and Brady in Florida to be close to his team.
Brady hinted at the couple’s marital problems during a press conference ahead of the Buccaneers’ first home game Sunday after returning to camp.
“It’s all personal, you know. Everyone’s got different situations that they’re dealing with,” the California native said.
“We all have really unique challenges in our life. I’m 45 years old, man. There’s a lot of s— going on, so just got to figure out life the best you can. It’s a continuous process.”
Meanwhile, the source denied that the couple had a “epic row” over Brady’s decision to “unretire” from professional football in March.
“There wasn’t an epic fight,” the insider said.
“Gisele has no problem with Tom returning to football. She wants him to be happy and wants him to play if that is what he wants.
“There was never an ultimatum set down for Tom to choose between football or her. Their problems are more about the distance that has been created between them over a longer period of time.”