NFL superstar Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen are divorcing after 13 years of marriage, they announced on Friday.
“We made this decision amicably and are grateful for the time we spent together,” the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, 45, said on Instagram. “We are blessed with beautiful and wonderful children who will continue to be the center of our world in every way. We will continue to work together as parents to ensure they receive the love and attention they deserve.”
The celebrity couple married in 2009 and have two children together: Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9. Brady has another son, Jack, 15, with his former girlfriend Bridget Moynahan. Together, Brady and Bundchen have a reported net worth in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Bundchen, 42, said in a statement posted to her Instagram: “Deciding to end a marriage is never easy, but we grew apart and while it’s obviously difficult to go through something like that, I feel blessed for the time We were together and we always wish Tom the best.”
Brady returned to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season after announcing his retirement in February. In an interview with Elle Magazine in September, Bundchen expressed concern that Brady could return to football for a 23rd season and his third with the Buccaneers.
“Obviously I have my concerns – this is a very violent sport and I have my kids and I want it to be more present,” she said. “I definitely kept having those conversations with him. But ultimately I think everyone has to make a decision that works [them]. He must also follow his joy.”
Brady’s Bucs are 3-5 this year, an unusually poor record for the quarterback, who has won seven Super Bowls, including six with the New England Patriots and one with Tampa.
The Buccaneers lost to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.