Gisele Bundchen went out to dinner with jiu-jitsu instructor Joaquim Valente

For what it’s worth, I don’t think Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen will have any problems finding new partners, if and when they’re ready to get back into the dating pool. There was some talk about how quickly Tom will be able to “find Gisele’s replacement,” and I have no doubt that there are tons of attractive women waiting to become a football WAG. But Gisele will be able to date whomever she wants as well. She’ll have her pick of billionaires, millionaires, environmentalists, divorced celebrity dudes, etc. I’m sure she’s getting calls already and her girlfriends are probably like “let me set you up with this guy I know.” Well, Gisele is already spending time with a guy… a jiu-jitsu instructor named Joaquim Valente.

Costa Rica is for couples! Gisele Bündchen has a new man in her life after her divorce from Tom Brady, stepping out with jiu-jitsu instructor Joaquim Valente on Saturday.

The duo grabbed a bite to eat at Koji in Provincia de Puntarenas with the 42-year-old model’s two children — Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9.

Bündchen showed her stomach in a cropped top and flowing black pants on the dinner date.

The Valente Brothers co-creator, for his part, was all smiles in a gray shirt and shorts. While it is unclear when the pair’s romance began, Bündchen and Valente did a shoot for Dust magazine with his brothers, Pedro Valente and Giu Valente, in 2021.

[From Page Six]

Apparently, Gisele has had some training in jiu-jitsu too, so I would not be surprised if they’ve known each other for several years and a friendship blossomed and they’re just hanging out. That’s my vibe – that this isn’t super-romantic, but it’s more like friendship and companionship. But who knows. He’s cute but kind of dorky, maybe? I don’t know what Gisele’s type is at this point, maybe she doesn’t know either.

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  1. Yup, Me says:

    I know she’s been wifing and mothering for years, but I’d hope she knows not to have her kids around someone she’s seeing just yet.

    Also, that shirt reminds me of the clothes they wear in The Matrix films when they’re in Zion and eating tasteless goo.

    • Jaded says:

      She’s a very devoted, hands-on mother, I’m sure she’s not dragging her kids into a relationship already. I’m sure they’re just long-time friends.

    • Levans says:

      This comment feels like “concern trolling”. Gisele, nor any other mother, needs your unsolicited advice on who to have around her children and when. For all we know, they have been together for months, or he is just a friend. Let her live Tommy.

      • DouchesOfCambridge says:

        I agree 100%. She can introduce her kids or not introduce her kids to whoever and whenever she wants. The unsolicited parenting advice feels like trolling that wants to be passed “we know what’s best for the kids”. We know jacksht is what we know, we know.

  2. MVD says:

    Good for her to date someone that understands her native tongue. It hits different.

  3. Jessica says:

    The kids being present makes me think he’s a friend and knows them well already, but he’s cute so I wouldn’t blame her.

  4. Emmi says:

    Get it, Giselle. I look at Brady and think “he cannot be a good time in bed”.

    • K8erade says:

      Like I look at Tom and I just imagine how boring he must be in bed. And given his lack of consideration towards Gisele in other areas of their life together, I can’t imagine he would be a generous lover.

    • Jaded says:

      He’s probably thinking of football for the whole minute and a half it takes.

    • Seraphina says:

      Same here. I know women swoon over him but I never got that when I look at him.

    • Sean says:

      I wonder what it was like when they first started dating. Tom has always seemed very bland with football as the single focus on his mind. Gisele, on the other hand, has always come off as more interesting and worldly.

      Gisele, I’m sure had many wealthy suitors who would have gladly married and had a family with her as well as be far more interesting individuals.
      I wonder what it was to about Tom that made her say yes.

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  5. K8erade says:

    Honestly, I want this for her. I mean I genuinely believe Joaquim is a friend and he probably private teaches the kids jiu-jitsu and there’s nothing there. That said, He seems right up her alley: family oriented, down-to-earth guy who would worship the ground she walked on and is present in his relationships.

    Also I looked at other articles and while I’m taking this with a grain of salt there was an article I read that “sources close to Tom” is super salty and questioning the timing. I wanted to laugh, like Dude Bro, you had the hottest woman on the planet and you took her for granted for YEARS. Even if the timing is “off (and I doubt it is, Tom is just pissy Gisele is ready to move so quickly, not realizing she was super done),” what was she going to do pine away for you while you continued to blow her off? Come on now.

    • AMA1977 says:

      This, this, this!! I think that since the kids were there, this is a “just friends” scenario, but she was D-O-N-E with Tom’s douchecanoe a$$ well before she sent him papers. It was only a “surprise” to Tom, and that’s only because he’s never heard the word “no” in his life. She grieved the loss of the marriage and the paperwork was the final step. I hope she moves on and finds happiness and someone who will appreciate and match her 100% effort.-

    • dj says:

      I read on another site (news?) that he had been teaching the children for a couple of years and did a magazine shoot with her last year featuring jujitsu. She has also been his student.

      • Big Dee says:

        dj, thank you for the context.

        Tom is mad he couldn’t be seen with someone else first.

        Gisele is too good for Tom’s patriarchal bullshit.

        Even if he tried to distance himself, his association with Trump would be a massive turn-off for many people, including me.

        The NFL is toxic. I grew up liking football, but like many sports, it is a cesspool.

  6. Solidgold says:

    I like Gisele’s moves. She just….moved on. Peace✌🏻

    • Lens says:

      Well…maybe. I was surprised to hear their divorce was settled when it was (I thought they were just starting the process) so I believe they were on the road to divorce way longer than any of us knew. I’m interested to see if this is really an entanglement or not.

  7. Kate says:

    Their vibe seems more friendly than romantic to me.

  8. Mf says:

    He’s hotter than Tom. Good for her!

  9. Luna17 says:

    Love her single vibes. She seems like a good mom (and stepmom) and I’m glad she dumped Brady.

  10. Beff says:

    Pushback on this story already saying they’re “just friends” and that he has also taught her and Brady’s kids. I’d be pretty surprised if Gisele was dating him since she is newly divorced and with her children in the pictures.

  11. Zen says:

    With the open-mouth picture I totally thought that was Sarah Jessica Parker before I read the article title. And I LOVE how Gisele posed in the swirling pink gown. Showing her model moves.