The star N.F.L. quarterback Tom Brady and the supermodel Gisele Bündchen ended their marriage of more than 13 years on Friday, splitting up after years of intrigue from fans and tabloids and more recent speculation about Brady’s lengthy playing career and its effect on their relationship.
Brady said in his post that he and Bündchen finalized their divorce in recent days.
“We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together,” Brady said. “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.”
Bündchen said in a post on Instagram that she and Brady will continue co-parenting their children “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.”
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SOURCE: The New York Times, Jesus Jiménez and Kevin Draper