NBC News reported Tuesday that the seven-time Super Bowl champion and supermodel had both hired divorce attorneys. The couple has been living separately in recent weeks, a source close to the couple told CNN.
Brady and Bündchen have been married since 2009 and have two children together, ages 9 and 12. Brady also has a 15-year-old son with his ex, actor Bridget Moynahan.
Brady, 45, retired from the NFL in February only to reverse his decision the following month to announce a return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for another season.
In an interview published last month, Bündchen told Elle that she had concerns about Brady’s return to the sport.
“Obviously, I have my concerns ― this is a very violent sport and I have my children and I would like him to be more present,” she told the magazine. “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 took an 11-day leave of absence from training camp in August, which the coach said was to “deal with personal things.”
Both Brady and Bündchen, who has her own product lines and various beauty and fragrance deals, have repeatedly appeared on Forbes’ list of the world’s richest celebrities.