Gisele Bundchen has opened up about her split from husband Tom Brady, after their divorce was finalized.
The former couple have faced intense speculation over their relationship in recent weeks, with many questions regarding their 13-year marriage.
Taking to Instagram, the supermodel announced that they have officially gone their separate ways, sharing a statement on the news.
‘With much gratitude for our time together, Tom and I have amicably finalized our divorce,’ the 42-year-old began, before she explained that they had ‘grown apart’.
‘My priority has always been and will continue to be our children whom I love with all my heart.
‘We will continue co-parenting 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.
‘I kindly ask that our privacy be respected during this sensitive time.’
Tom, 45, also shared a similar message on his own account, insisting their decision to end their marriage was ‘amicable’ and filled with gratitude.
‘In recent days, my wife and I finalized our divorce from one another after 13 years of marriage,’ his statement read. ‘We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together.
‘We are blessed with beautiful and wonderful children who will continue to be the center of our world in every way. We will continue to work together as parents to always ensure they receive the love and attention they deserve.
‘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. And we kindly ask for privacy and respect as we navigate what is to come in the days and weeks ahead. Thank you.’
Tom and Gisele were first linked in 2006, after being set up on a blind date.
Clearly things went well as they became inseparable, announcing their engagement three years later.
They tied the knot for the first time in Santa Monica just a few weeks after making their engagement public news, and repeated this with a second wedding in Costa Rica in April of the same year.
It was a time of celebration for the lovebirds as Gisele also welcomed their first child together, son Benjamin, in 2009, before introducing their daughter Vivian in 2012.
The NFL legend is also dad to son Jack from a previous relationship.
Earlier this year, they both marked their wedding anniversary with touching posts on social media.
‘13 years ago, we both said “I do” ….and you have been the best thing that ever happened to my life,’ the dad-of-three captioned a throwback from their ceremony.
‘I love you more now than I ever could have imagined. You are the best mother and wife and supporter in the world and I am blessed to call you my wife.
‘Te amo muito meu amor, happy anniversary @gisele.’
Posting the same photo, Gisele simply added: ‘Happy anniversary love of my life! Te amo! @tombrady.’
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