FILE – Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala on May 7, 2018, in New York. The couple announced Friday they have finalized their divorce, ending their 13-year marriage. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)


Daniel Whyte III, President of Gospel Light Society International says, both of them will realize their greatest loss in life will be this once beautiful marriage and family, and even though Tom has many Super Bowl rings, they have lost the most important ring–the marriage ring, for this divorce will haunt them for the rest of their lives like a painful, living death: At every recital for the children that they both attend; at every soccer game that the children play that they both attend; at every graduation for the children that they both attend, including middle school, high school, and college; and it is going to be doubly painful when they show up at any of these events for the children and they both have somebody else with them.

As many have said down through the years, divorce is a living death. And isn’t it amazing how something last year seemingly was ending so well for them, has one year later turned out to end so badly for them. Without the Lord as the center of your marriage, the same thing can happen to you–even to Christians who know the Lord but do not make Him the center of their lives by praying without ceasing, reading and obeying the Word of God–it can happen to them as well.

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And as a side note, for this divorce to go down so quickly from rumor to divorce finalized, some other more serious things went down besides him coming out of retirement and playing football this year and not being home as much as Gisele said. Note to all men, including Alpha Dog men: Do not be naive and let another Alpha Dog live in your house for any amount of time, PERIOD. That is very stupid and unnecessary. Further note to men: When bad things go down in your marriage, do not go to your very fine, phat ex-girlfriend’s house for she will greet you with open arms and put something on you. Finally, not even considering Gisele’s desire for Brady to remain retired and not play football this year–even before we heard that Gisele complained about that, we thought that Tom should have gone out on top and stayed retired, for he is already considered the G.O.A.T., but he is not Superman. Now, he is looking like an old worn-out man and he is hurting the team and bringing down the team because of his marital problems. Pray for Tom, Gisele, and all of the children.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen have finalized their divorce, they announced Friday, ending the 13-year marriage between two superstars who respectively reached the pinnacles of fashion and football.

Brady and Bündchen posted statements on Instagram late Friday morning, each saying they had “amicably” reached the decision. Checks of court dockets Friday morning in Tampa, Miami and West Palm Beach did not immediately show a divorce petition from either member of the couple, who are entitled to file in any Florida county.

“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,” Bündchen wrote.

Both said their priorities lay with their children and asked for privacy.

“We arrived at this decision to end our marriage after much consideration,” Brady wrote. “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.”

The divorce landed in the midst of Brady’s 23rd NFL season, and amid his first three-game losing streak in 20 years, just months after the seven-time Super Bowl champion put an end to his short-lived retirement. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback — who had long stated a desire to spend more time with Bündchen and his three children — announced his departure from the game in February, only to change his mind 40 days later.

“What more do you have to prove?” Bündchen told her husband on the sidelines after his last, record-shattering Super Bowl victory, as Brady himself recounted shortly after the win.

Despite Brady initially saying his retirement was a chance to focus his “time and energy on other things that require my attention,” part of his motivation to come back was what he has referred to as “unfinished business” with the Buccaneers. The team failed to reach the Super Bowl last season in their effort to repeat as champions.

Bündchen told “CBS This Morning” in 2017 that she was concerned about her husband after he played through a concussion the previous year. Brady’s then-team, the New England Patriots, and agent declined to respond to her comments at the time, and an NFL spokesperson said there were no records he had suffered a head injury. Brady later said he preferred to keep his medical history private.

“I mean, we don’t talk about it,” Bündchen said during the interview. “But he does have concussions. I don’t really think it’s a healthy thing for anybody to go through.”

She more recently contended that the characterization in reports that she was desperate for her husband to retire carried sexist overtones.

“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,” the supermodel told Elle magazine in September. “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.”

Bündchen and Brady were introduced by a mutual friend and married — twice — a little over two years later. They said their first “I dos” in early 2009 at a Catholic church in Santa Monica, California, before family and close friends, followed by an equally small second wedding at her house in Costa Rica nearly two months later.

Their son Benjamin was born later that year, followed by a daughter, Vivian, in 2012. Brady also has a 15-year-old son, Jack Moynahan, from a previous relationship with actor Bridget Moynahan.

Bündchen, who was discovered by a modeling scout at age 13 in Brazil, secured her place as one of the industry’s highest-paid models by the 2000s and became a tabloid staple, fueled by a relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio. In addition to walking the runways of top designers, appearing in campaigns for high street and high fashion brands alike, she signed on as a Victoria’s Secret Angel and took on small film roles — including in “The Devil Wears Prada.”

Source: the Associated Press, Leanne Italie and Fred Goodall

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