Tom Brady & Gisele’s kids will have ‘full access to both parents’ whenever they want

It feels like the media is a bit disappointed that Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen aren’t in the middle of a big divorce war. The media was looking forward to covering a big, rich, nasty divorce between two mega-celebrities, and then Tom and Gisele just slipped away and got everything settled in a couple of months, with only a few strategic leaks here and there. Don’t get me wrong, I think their divorce is big gossip, but mostly because Tom is a f–king meathead idiot who destroyed his marriage to a supermodel because he refused to retire from a sport which will likely give him CTE. Still, some have wondered how Tom and Gisele got the financial part of their divorce worked out so quickly. Page Six had an exclusive about that:

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen had “an ironclad prenup” that allowed their divorce to be settled swiftly, according to sources. While the gridiron great and the supermodel are separately incredibly wealthy, the prenup allowed the swift division of their assets.

A source said, “There was an ironclad prenup set down before they married in 2009. They both have their own separate business entities, so the separation of their wealth wasn’t that complicated in the end. The only other major factor was dividing up their massive property portfolio.”

It is believed Brady, 45, will keep the $17 million mansion under construction on the “billionaire’s bunker” Indian Creek Island in Miami. They bought the property in 2020 and demolished it. The Post reported that ahead of their divorce, the Brazilian bombshell quietly purchased her own home in Miami Beach, a modest three-bedroom, three-bathroom pad, for $1.25 million. Sources say she will likely use this property as an office, and has also bought another larger home in the area.

Meanwhile, Bündchen, 42, will also retain their home on the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, where she regularly vacations with the kids. Their massive property portfolio also includes a home in the Bahamas, another at the exclusive Yellowstone Club in Montana, and a New York City apartment, where Bündchen had been staying amid their split.

[From Page Six]

Yeah – they never really mingled their assets in any big way except for the real estate. I suspect Gisele will set herself up in Miami for now, and she probably got the New York apartment, plus the Costa Rica home and whatever she owns in Brazil. Financially, they’ll both be fine. Meanwhile, People Magazine had an exclusive about custody of their two kids:

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s kids won’t be hindered from seeing either of their parents following the pair’s divorce, a source close to the NFL star tells PEOPLE.

The former couple, who share two children, son Benjamin Rein, 12, and daughter Vivian Lake, 9, finalized their divorce last Friday after 13 years of marriage. Following the split, their kids will have “full access to both [parents], whenever they want,” the insider says. “They can see whichever parent they want. They’ve got a schedule, but neither of them would prevent their kids from seeing the other parent. That’s not who either of them are.”

“The kids adore them both, and they’ll have full access to both, whenever they want,” the source continues. “They’re not vindictive like that. These kids won’t be used as pawns. They’re going to be loved and cherished by both parents,” concludes the insider.

[From People]

If anything, I think Gisele wanted a custodial arrangement which would force Tom to be a more present and engaged parent during his time with the kids. That seems to have been one of the biggest reasons why they fell out this year – Gisele was ready to do more and work more, and they had an understanding that Tom would be around more for their kids. Then he reneged on their deal. Gisele made Tom do all of the back-to-school stuff, and she spent the late summer and early fall being “the fun parent,” taking the kids to amusement parks and such. Make Tom be the parent who tells the kids to do their homework and do their chores. God, Tom really just f–ked it all up.

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  1. coleamb says:

    I think his ability to make a reasonable decision was half because he’s a self-centered man who has been spoiled most of his life and half because of the head trauma. Sad to see families split up, but Gisele did what she felt was best and good for her!

  2. ariel says:

    Please. The nanny at Tom’s house will be telling them to do their homework. If Tom wasn’t willing to do the work (raising his own children) to save his marriage- why would he do it with nothing more to lose.

  3. Michael says:

    I honestly do not know if Tom Brady understands who he is outside of football. I look at Peyton Manning who was able to fully walk away and live his life but I do not know if Tom is able to do that. He probably needs therapy to discover who he actually is off the field. Sports at that level is basically as addictive as any drug or alcohol. Many of the truly great sports heroes never recover from being sports idols. Sad but true

    • Lucy says:

      Peyton has the advantage of his dad as a role model for finishing playing days. Also I don’t know anything about his wife, I’m not sure I’ve seen pictures of her.

      • Michael says:

        Great point. The Manning family is very close and cohesive. But I do not know any of the wives in that family. I don’t know if that is the men’s decision or the women’

    • Becks1 says:

      Eli married his college sweetheart, Abby and they have four kids at this point, but they seem to be doing a good job of keeping them out of the spotlight for the most part. (I looked it up a few weeks ago when we were watching them on Monday night lol.)

      Peyton has been married for ages to Ashley and i think they just have two kids (twins.)

      Anyway re: Peyton – he was very very good at cultivating his off field personality during his football career. He was charming and funny in commercials, self deprecating at times, etc. I’m sure he has a MASSIVE ego and there have been some rumors of rampant cheating, but he hides all that really well under his public persona. I also think now that Eli isn’t playing he’s letting people see more of his personality as well and he’s also pretty funny in his way.

      Basically I think because of this it made it easier for Peyton to slide into post-football life because he already had people who liked him for more than how he played football, you know? Even Patriots or Bucs fans dont seem to “like” Brady, they just like that he wins SB trophies.

      I also don’t think either Manning is as obsessed with their legacy as Brady is, interestingly enough. Maybe they just figure their legacy is set, with two SB rings each, or maybe they view being a Manning as part of their legacy, etc. But I’m sure they could have nabbed broadcasting deals like Brady did already and instead they sit in their basements on Monday nights and drink “water” from their yetis and watch football for the cameras.

      Anyway it will be interesting to see if Brady retires next year, or if he keeps going at this point., and then what he does after he retires. I know he has that broadcasting deal lined up so it will be interesting to see how it plays out.

      • ncboudicca says:

        I think you’re right – it really boils down to Eli and Peyton actually having personalities, but most of what we know about Tom to this point is “I like football” (and also I like screaming and throwing things). The jury is still out on whether or not he can come across as “likable” as the Mannings do.

      • liz says:

        Eli occasionally posts photos of the kids. Often enough for it to be public knowledge that at least one of his girls plays ice hockey and he very, very proud of that fact.

  4. AmelieOriginal says:

    Tom isn’t very smart since all he thinks about is football 24/7 and has no other identity apart from football. That in depth NYT magazine profile I read about him a few years ago sticks with me to this day, that article was 100% football and NOTHING else. Gisele and his kids were never mentioned at all which shocked me.

    His lack of intelligence is one of the reasons he didn’t fight the divorce harder and wasn’t more hostile. It took him completely by surprise and Gisele was clearly prepared. He tried to “save” the marriage but she was done and very prepared and it seemed he was scrambling for a divorce lawyer. I think he just went along with it because he was so shell shocked and didn’t quite understand what was happening hence the lack of drama. He’s always been the eternal Prom King/Golden Jock who had everything handed to him and this divorce tarnished his wholesome image. Maybe he’ll get nastier in the future but I think right now he’s still processing the divorce.

    • dawnchild says:

      I remember that article too! It was awful how empty he seemed outside of football. I took away the impression that he was somewhat unformed. I don’t know what she saw in him outside the outside aspects of face, body and career.

  5. Jan90067 says:

    Translation: I will not be available to my kids during football season, unless it’s a home game, and I will be minimally available offseason, as I will be busy with football. Talk to one of the nannies/housekeepers and I’ll get your message.

  6. Rural Juror says:

    Honestly, as a family law lawyer, I love this. I love this for them and I love this for their kids. They saved themselves so much time and stress by getting a prenup (and not contesting it) and by putting their kids first with their patenting agreement. Plus they’re jointly making it clear publicly that the kids love them both and they want to encourage that. So if/when their kids ever go back and read anything about their parents’ divorce, what they’ll see is that their parents loved them more than they disliked each other. A+. No notes.

  7. Concern Fae says:

    It’s been fascinating to me stumbling across guys talking about this. Some talk of Gisele isn’t as hot as she used to be, but mostly just not even comprehending that she could have any issue with Tom not handling more parenting duties.

    Don’t know why, but this is reminding me of women friends who are now having to take care of adult fathers who divorced their very capable moms. The dads can’t handle their lives. Often there is a clueless second wife making the whole situation worse. It really sucks.

    • a mascarada says:

      You brought up 2 very good points;
      – The majority of comments in random sports threads is about ‘why couldn’t she just be happy that she’s married to the GOAT ?’. Or suggesting that she doesn’t have a career anymore to go back to (as if she wanted to go back modeling for VS).
      – Isn’t that the true… I know ONE man in his seventies taking care of his disabled wife and the whole village’s ready to go lend a hand to him, but the dozens of wives, daughters and sisters doing the same aren’t doing anything more than what’s expected from them.

  8. Arizona says:

    my main question, as a stepmom, continues to be about Jack. Gisele has been a big part of his life for his whole life, and frequently talked about how she considered him one of her kids. while obviously she wouldn’t have shared custody of him, I really hope she continues to be a part of his life. and he’s never mentioned in these updates.

    • JayGee says:

      I agree 100% and I keep looking at the news about this divorce for an update about G still getting some time with her longtime step-son. I imagine it would be hard on the child as well to lose this maternal figure in his life (understanding of course the importance of his own mother as well).

    • liz says:

      He’s 15 years old, in high school and my recollection is that he primarily lives with his mother, who is based in New York, where Blue Bloods films. At his age, it’s going to be mostly his decision if he chooses to spend time with Giselle.

  9. J. Ferber says:

    Thanks for always using the pic of Tom looking like Lurch. Major props.

  10. Jaded says:

    What an utter meathead. My guess is Gisele was warning him for years that she expected more out of him as a father and husband, and he just continued being totally immersed in football to the exclusion of his own family. She supported his career anticipating there would be an end to it at, maybe 40, but he kept dragging it out and endangering his health year after year. The unretiring debacle was the defining moment when she realized she’d never change him, and he’d never stop being married to football even off the field. He betrayed his family by his selfishness and intransigence.

  11. Carolnr says:

    Giselle had been quoted as saying that she did not just want to be a ” stay at home mom.” The last I checked, Women are more than capable of having a career & a FAMILY. These people have more money than God! They can & have nannies & housekeepers to help them.
    I think Giselle had already started back to her modeling career because they had agreed that he was retiring. 40 days later, Tom announced that he was not retiring & Giselle was p$ssed off!…she had already started working. I do believe that they had been growing apart for awhile now even before he unretired.
    It will be curious to see who moves on first.

  12. Finny says:

    If this article is true, then Tom had agreed to be both an owner and the quarterback for the Dolphins – after he ‘retired’:
    If Giselle hadn’t known that Tom had agreed to be the QB, that would be quite a shock/unforgivable betrayal.