Tom Brady and Gisele’s marriage is under intense pressure with Cristiano Ronaldo suspected to have a hand in the crisis.
The legendary American quarterback and the Brazilian catwalk queen are reportedly heading to the court to put an end to their marriage.
Insiders say they have both hired lawyers to carve up their estimated near-£600million fortune after 13 years of marriage.
With two kids, three mansions and the adulation of millions of fans, the US version of Posh and Becks were supposed to be the perfect power couple.
What led to the fracture of the relationship?
Tom Brady retired as one of the legendary figures in American football. He announced his retirement at the age of 45.
The famous American football star then had enough time to spent with the love of his life and wife Gisele Bundchen, a catwalk model.
Portrayed as a perfect symbol of power and marital bliss, the tides have turned between the couple as they are reportedly heading toward the court for a divorce.
The duo is currently preparing their respective lawyers for a legal tussle to see how their properties will be shared after the divorce.
Insiders have reported that they have both hired lawyers to divide their near-£600million fortune after sticking to each other in marriage for 13 years.
Brady and Gisele have three mansions, two kids, and millions of fans – they have always been portrayed as couple with a lot of power and influence in the US media.
Questions have been asked of what fell between the two to fracture the bond of love and friendship, which has led to the planned divorce tussle.
Before Tom Brady retired from the famous American sport, there were reports of simmering tensions between the couple who moved down the aisle and tie the knot in 2009.
Gisele had complained bitterly of the toll Tom Brady’s profession had taken on the family and the kids.
His prolonged absence from the family, the physicality of the sport, and many other factors have heightened the fears of the catwalk model.
So what fractured the domestic bliss of 42-year-old Brazilian Gisele and NFL hero Tom?
Ronaldo and Brady are reportedly close friends. In March, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a perfect hat-trick for Manchester United in his return to Old Trafford at 37.
The scenery reportedly gingered the NFL icon to announce that he is coming out of retirement as soon as possible.
Brady’s decision to return to the NFL did not sit well with his wife Gisele who had longed for her husband’s fulltime presence around the family.
“This is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present”, Gisele was quoted as saying.
“I have definitely had those conversations with him.
‘I didn’t want to leave’
“But ultimately, I feel that everybody has to make a decision that works. He needs to follow his joy, too.”
Gisele had wanted Brady to devote more time to the family by quitting the sport; returning to the sport was a no from her.
Before Brady’s decision to return to the NFL which angered her, there were reports of misunderstandings between her and her husband.
Meanwhile, this new stand by Brady has seemed to be the last straw that broke the camel’s back, with the couple reportedly spotted without their wedding ring in the public as the row intensifies.
Tom and Gisele have two children together, Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 19, since they tied the knot in a private ceremony in 2009.
Ronaldo reportedly asked Brady after scoring the hat-trick if he is done with American football.
Brady had reportedly refuse to answer the question and had felt uncomfortable with the question.
Few hours after the question, Brady took to his social media handle and wrote,
“These past two months I’ve realised my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. Unfinished business.”
His decision to return to the sport have angered his wife, who, according to reports, have reportedly taken a decision to leave the marriage.
Gisele has reportedly left their Florida home, and there are reports that there will not be a turning back.
Gisele is reportedly worth £355m, while her husband’s net worth is valued at £222m. The duo are preparing their legal Arsenal to battle for the custody of the kids and how the properties will be shared.
The relationship between Cristiano Ronaldo and Tom Brady
Before Tom Brady decided to exit interim retirement and return to play for the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, he had reportedly paid Cristiano Ronaldo a visit at Old Trafford, the home stadium of Manchester United.
The two sport stars are said to have a deep admiration for each other. When Brady received the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award during the Laureus World Sports Awards 2022 Ceremony, Cristiano Ronaldo sent a hearty congratulatory message to the NFL star.
At that time, the Portugal international was still mourning the death of his newborn son but took out time to send the congratulatory message.
The two have become more closer with the American visiting Old Trafford to watch the Portuguese score a hat-trick against Tottenham.
After the match, Tom Bradly congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo and also showed his admiration for the player.