Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen confirm they're divorcing after 13 years of marriage
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Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen have announced they are getting a divorce.
The star couple have been together for 13 years, but have officially split.
In a post to Instagram, the NFL legend said it was a difficult decision, but admitted they had both 'grown apart' and believe it is the right decision.
Brady said: "In recent days, my wife and I finalised our divorce from one another after 13 years of marriage. We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together.
"We are blessed with beautiful and wonderful children who will continue to be the centre of our world in every day.
"We will continue to work together as parents to always ensure they receive the love and attention they deserve."
He went on: "Doing so is, of course, painful and difficult, like it is for many people who go through the same thing every day around the world.
"However, we wish only the best for each other as we pursue whatever new chapters in our lives that are yet to be written."
The 45-year-old concluded his message by asking for a bit of privacy as they 'navigate what is to come in the days and weeks ahead'.
In a separate statement on her page, Bündchen said they would continue to co-parent their children.
Speaking previously to Elle magazine, Bündchen, 42, said she had 'concerns' over Brady's decision to return to the NFL.
"This is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present," she said.
"I have definitely had those conversations with him over and over again.
"But ultimately, I feel that everybody has to make a decision that works for [them]. He needs to follow his joy, too."
Brady himself had admitted that his career had taken its toll on his personal life, and that he had had to make a number of sacrifices.
He said: "I haven’t had a Christmas in 23 years and I haven’t had a Thanksgiving in 23 years, I haven’t celebrated birthdays with people that I care about that are born from August to late January.
"And I’m not able to be at funerals and I’m not able to be at weddings.
"I think there comes a point in your life where you say, 'You know what? I’ve had my fill and it’s enough and time to go on, to move into other parts of life'."