Could this be the end of the line for one of Hollywood’s most famous couples? Gisele Bundchen’s marriage to NFL star Tom Brady has been rumored to be on the rocks for weeks, and according to a new report, the model recently threatened him with a divorce.
Us Weekly reports that Bundchen, 35, consulted with a divorce lawyer after repeatedly having “spats” with Brady, 38. “Tom's become very nasty and irritable and starting acting out on her,” reports the magazine’s source, adding, “[Things] are very tense right now. This could be the end of them.”
According to the magazine, their marital issues began as a result of Brady’s alleged involvement in the scandal known as “Deflategate.” In May, the New England Patriots quarterback was suspended from four games without pay after investigator Ted Wells declared that Brady was "at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities," which included the team allegedly deflating their footballs in an effort to win the AFC Championship Game earlier this year, according to NFL.com.
OK! magazine reported similar findings last month, one insider sharing that Brady is known to be “nasty and cold" and dedicates a majority of his day-to-day life to his career. “There have been a lot of stresses in their marriage in the last year, especially during football season,” said one source. “There have been arguments. Tom is singularly focused on his career, and sometimes Gisele feels left out.”
Despite Bundchen’s rumored decision to consult with a divorce attorney, insiders tells Us Weekly Brady isn’t convinced a divorce is in the cards for them. “Tom thinks it’s only a threat,” said one source. “But this is definitely a rough patch.”
Bundchen and Brady have been together since December 2006. The couple married in a private ceremony in Santa Monica, California, in February 2009. They share two children together: Benjamin, 5, and Vivian, 2. Brady has one child from his relationship to ex-girlfriend model Bridget Moynahan: John Edward, 8.