Gisele Bündchen breaks silence about Tom Brady split, addresses ‘absurd’ dating and ultimatum rumors
Gisele Bündchen is finally opening up about her divorce from Tom Brady and the rumors that have plagued her ever since.
The former supermodel, who was married to the now-retired NFL great for 13 years, referred to the highly publicized split as “the death of my dream” and put the kibosh on claims that she gave Brady an ultimatum about choosing between their marriage and his football career.
“Wow, people really made it about that. What’s been said is one piece of a much bigger puzzle,” Bündchen said in a Vanity Fair interview published Wednesday. “It’s not so black and white.”
The 42-year-old mother of two called the scuttlebutt “very hurtful” and “the craziest thing” she ever heard.
“Listen, I have always cheered for [Tom Brady], and I would continue forever,” she said. “If there’s one person I want to be the happiest in the world, it’s him, believe me. I want him to achieve and to conquer. I want all his dreams to come true. That’s what I want, really, from the bottom of my heart.”
After the couple’s divorce was finalized in October, rumors circulated that the Brazilian beauty was dating her jujitsu instructor, Joaquim Valente.
Of that, Bündchen said: “I think, at this point, unfortunately, because I’m divorced, I’m sure that they’re going to try to attach me to anything.”
However, she did say that she was “so grateful” to have met the Miami-based Brazilian coach.
“He’s a person that I admire and that I trust,” she said. “It’s so good to have that kind of energy, to have my kids around that type of energy.”
The Victoria’s Secret superstar shares 10-year-old daughter, Vivian, and 13-year-old son, Benjamin, with Brady.
Bündchen was also romantically linked to 55-year-old real estate developer Jeffrey Soffer in rumors that she referred to as “absurd.”
“I have zero relationship with him in any way,” she explained of the billionaire. “I mean, puh-leeze. They were saying I’m with this guy, he’s old, because he’s got money – it’s ridiculous.”
“Seeing lies being created all the time about yourself is not easy,” she said.