Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York May 5, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri


  • Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's marital crisis is not due to his decision to play football again, a report says 
  • The speculation was slammed as "sexist" by a source close to the pair
  • The former Victoria's Secret Angel did not attend the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' first home game of the season Sunday

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have hit a rough patch in their marriage, but it has "nothing to do with his decision" to un-retire from the NFL, a report has claimed.

"The problems are not due to his decision to play football again — sometimes things are complicated," an unnamed source close to the couple told Page Six.

The insider refused to explain further but called the speculation "sexist" and said that it wrongly blames the model for the couple's marital issues.

Earlier this month, the outlet reported that Bundchen, 42, left their family compound in Tampa, Florida, for Costa Rica following a series of heated arguments with Brady, while he remained behind for team training with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Unnamed sources told Page Six at the time that Brady and Bündchen's fight was over his decision to return to the NFL, which the supermodel has questioned in recent interviews.

Brady, 45, announced that he was retiring from football on Feb. 1 but reversed that decision on March 13, announcing that he would return as quarterback for the Buccaneers for at least one more season.

On Sept. 15, an unnamed source told Us Weekly that Brady and Bundchen "are currently living in separate houses but continue to communicate."

The former Victoria's Secret Angel did not attend the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' first home game of the season Sunday, though the couple's two children, Vivian Lake, 9, and Benjamin Rein, 12, and Brady's son with ex Bridget Moynahan, John "Jack" Edward, 15, were all in attendance alongside Brady's mom and sisters.

Bundchen is believed to be working on a number of projects and fashion shoots in New York City, according to Page Six.

Bundchen declined to comment on the speculations about her marriage in her recently-released cover story interview for Elle magazine's October 2022 issue. However, she did say that she has "concerns" about Brady's return to the NFL and hopes her husband would be more present for her and their kids.

Bundchen also told the magazine that she feels she has done her part in supporting their family as Brady pursued his dreams and now wants to focus on her own goals after putting her career on hold.

"I've done my part, which is [to] be there for [Tom]," Bundchen said. "I moved to Boston, and I focused on creating a cocoon and a loving environment for my children to grow up in and to be there supporting him and his dreams."

"I have a huge list of things that I have to do, that I want to do. At 42, I feel more connected with my purpose," she added.

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Professional Football player Tom Brady and wife, model Gisele Bündchen attended National Geographic's "Years Of Living Dangerously" new season world premiere at the American Museum of Natural History Sept. 21, 2016 in New York. Getty Images