Gisele Bündchen has threatened to divorce her NFL star husband Tom Brady ‘several times over a period of years’ and his demanding career was the reason each time, according to reports.
Additional reports indicate the superstar couple have now both hired high-profile divorce lawyers for the impending split.
The news comes as the New York Post revealed that construction on the Miami mansion that Bündchen, 42, and Brady, 45, was halted because of Hurricane Ian.
The two had aimed to build a forever home in Miami’s Indian Creek Country Club community for themselves and their children.
The total cost of the house is set to be near $30 million, as they paid $17 million for the land and an additional $10.12 million in construction costs for the custom mansion, according to the Post.
Pictures show the property still under construction, though it was recently halted due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian
The two had aimed to build a forever home for themselves and their children, but reports indicate the pair are on the verge of splitting
The 1.8-acre property encompasses three buildings – a main house, a security post and a gym. It also ironically includes his-and-hers bathroom suites
The area is dubbed ‘Billionaire’s Bunker’ because of the sheer number of celebrities and high-rollers in the vicinity
The family would be neighbors with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, hotel magnate Jeffrey Soffer and billionaire investor Carl Icahn
The area is dubbed ‘Billionaire’s Bunker’ because of the sheer number of celebrities and high-rollers in the vicinity, including Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.
Brady and Bündchen are rumored to be assessing how they would divide their assets, including their property portfolio.
But the mansion seems to be tailor-made for the two, and includes an organic garden, a pickleball court, yoga terrace, a prep kitchen, main kitchen and outdoor kitchen.
The 1.8-acre property encompasses three buildings – a main house, a security post and a gym. It also ironically includes his-and-hers bathroom suites, which may never get to be used by both.
Floor plans of the home obtained by the Post shows that it spans an enormous 17,000 square feet, and includes five bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, along with an elevator, a movie theatre and a guest suite.
But after TMZ reported the relationship has been on the rocks for a while, it is unclear who will take ownership of the property or if it will be sold off altogether.
The supermodel took the lead on hiring an attorney and the NFL star followed her lead while ‘figuring out what to do,’ according to People.
‘I don’t think there will be any coming back now,’ an anonymous source told Page Six. ‘They both have lawyers and are looking at what a split will entail, who gets what and what the finances will be.’
Bündchen was also recently spotted in the parking lot of her gym, along with her children Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9, on Tuesday with her luxurious diamond ring missing from her left hand as she locked the car door.
She styled a white sporty tank and gray bottoms while her golden locks sat below her shoulders. Bündchen’s two children appeared to carry towels as they locked up their car and headed inside.
The supermodel was spotted at the gym with her two kids as they appeared to be chatting while Bündchen locks the car door
Bündchen appeared to have ditched her diamond ring as she locked her car door and headed into the gym with her two kids
The Victoria’s Secret model is rumored to be staying separately from the NFL quarterback as he returned to Tampa to practice for the upcoming Buccaneers’ game.
The duo have been working through a rough patch as Brady’s re-entering the NFL allegedly triggered a rift in their relationship.
Aside from the Miami property, the pair also have a condo in New York City worth $3.6 million and another $5.7 million property at an exclusive Yellowstone club in Montana.
While there were multiple destinations the couple could’ve ran to amid Hurricane Ian in Florida last week, Bündchen reportedly stayed with the couple’s children in Miami while Brady stayed somewhere else.
Aside from the couple’s two kids Vivian and Benjamin, the former Patriots star has a 15-year-old son, Jack, from his previous relationship with Bridget Moynahan.
Another messy battle for the lawyers to decide is custody of their shared children.
Brady’s net worth after beginning his football career on the New England Patriots in 2001 has skyrocketed to $250 million.
Meanwhile, Bündchen’s net worth is similar after spending years as a Victoria Secret model. The supermodel previously admitted that she had to put her career on the sidelines during an interview with Elle Magazine on September 13.
Bündchen was looking forward to jump starting her career again after Brady’s retirement – and appears to be going forward with her goals despite Brady’s decision to return to the field.
‘I’ve done my part, which is [to] be there for [Tom],’ she told Elle Magazine. ‘I moved to Boston, and I focused on creating a cocoon and a loving environment for my children to grow up in and to be there supporting him and his dreams.
‘Seeing my children succeed and become the beautiful little humans that they are, seeing him succeed, and being fulfilled in his career — it makes me happy. At this point in my life, I feel like I’ve done a good job on that.
‘I have a huge list of things that I have to do, that I want to do. At 42, I feel more connected with my purpose,’ Bündchen said.
Going solo: It’s not clear where Tom has been staying, though he is not at home, where his three children are also staying; seen with (L–R) Benjamin, 12; Jack, 15; and Vivian, nine
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s mansion was beginning to take shape on the $17 million plot of land which has a waterfront view of Biscayne Bay, near Miami, Florida
Bündchen previously admitted her worries about Brady walking back on his retirement plans.
‘This is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present,’ Bündchen told Elle Magazine. ‘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.’
On his regularly scheduled ‘Let’s Go!’ podcast last month, the seven-time Super Bowl champion did not mention his marital challenges directly, but spoke about the importance of family.
Brady mentioned that he has spent Thanksgiving and Christmas away from his family since joining the NFL.
‘I haven’t had a Christmas in 23 years, and I haven’t had a Thanksgiving in 23 years, I haven’t celebrated birthdays with people that I care about that are born from August to late January. And I’m not able to be at funerals and I’m not able to be at weddings,’ Brady told his co-host, Jim Gray.
While rumors swirl that Brady and Bündchen’s rift was spurred by the NFL star’s return to the field, Dailymail.com can confirm the couple’s rumored split is unrelated to Brady’s surprise return.
He had initially quit his career, in part, to focus on his family – as he vowed to spend more time with them since Gisele ‘deserves what she needs from me as a husband, and my kids deserve what they need from me as a dad.’
Bündchen is her husband’s ‘number one cheerleader’ and said she would not care if he played until he was in his 50s. But the friction between the two has still resulted in them living apart from one another.