“Gisele and Tom’s friends are upset at Tom for going back on his word and coming out of retirement,” a source exclusively reveals in the newest issue of Us Weekly. “They hate the way Tom is refusing to bend for Gisele.”
Despite their concerns, those close to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, 45, and the supermodel, 42 both of whom have hired divorce lawyers amid the drama, the US confirmed earlier this month think they can still resolve the issues.
“This was really the first big issue they’ve had in their marriage. Friends are hoping they aren’t past the point of no return,” the insider adds.
Brady and Bündchen, have been married for 12 years and have a son Benjamin, 12, and a daughter Vivian, the NFL star also has a son Jack, 15, with ex Bridget Moynahan, have been on the rocks since Brady revealed in March that he was returning to the football field just weeks after announcing his retirement.
“Tom has been throwing himself into work and focusing all his love on the kids,” the source continues. “Gisele has been focusing on their kids and also working to build up her businesses and take some time for herself.”
For her part, the former Victoria’s Secret Angel gave her ideas on the couple’s problems in a telling Instagram comment.
On Tuesday, October 11, Bündchen “liked” a post by motivational speaker Jay Shetty that read, “You can’t be in a committed relationship with someone who is inconsistent with you. Read that again.” The Brazil native also commented on the upload with a prayer hands emoji, appearing to agree with the sentiment.
The twosome is not living together as they make their way through their relationship woes, another insider told Us last month.
“Tom and Gisele are still not seeing eye to eye regarding his retirement,” a source shared with Us in mid-September. “They are currently living in separate houses, but continue to communicate.”
That same month, Bündchen expressed her concerns and frustrations with Brady’s decision to return to the sport.
“Obviously, I have my concerns — this is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present.
I have definitely had those conversations with him over and over again,” she explained in Elle’s October 2022 cover story. “But ultimately, I feel that everybody has to make a decision that works for [them]. He needs to follow his joy, too.”