New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Brazilian fashion model Gisele Bündchen have been plagued with divorce rumors since OK! magazine claimed the couple’s marriage was fractured on their magazine cover two weeks ago. Now there’s apparently a reason why: The beautiful duo hit a rough patch in their marriage after Brady become involved in the football scandal better known as “Deflategate,” People magazine wrote in an exclusive report Wednesday.

Since the controversy erupted, Brady, 38, devotes most of his time to his career, which leaves little room for his family. While worrying about his problems, he can be “nasty and cold,” an insider told People magazine. "There have been a lot of stresses in their marriage in the last year, especially during football season," the source said.

The football star’s professional woes have caused him to bicker with his wife of six years. “There have been arguments,” the insider said. “Tom is singularly focused on his career, and sometimes Gisele feels left out.”

Gisele Bundchen Tom Brady Brazilian fashion model Gisele Bündchen and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may go through a $460 million divorce, OK! magazine claims. Photo: OK! magazine

While people continue to speculate about the strength of their relationship, Bündchen has been active on social media. She wished her husband a “happy birthday” on Instagram three weeks ago and said, "We're so blessed to have you in our lives. Thank you for always giving us so much love. We love you!"

But the social media affection could just be for show. “Gisele is ramping up the social media activity because her marriage is breaking down,” an insider told OK! magazine.

It’s not just OK! and People magazines that have reported problems between Brady and Bündchen: “They're bickering nonstop lately,” Wonderwall’s Jessica Wedemeyer told Entertainment Tonight last Thursday.

The couple has two children together:  Benjamin, 5, and Vivian, 2. Neither Bündchen nor Brady have directly responded to the divorce rumors.

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