Gisele Bundchen to Tom Brady: best wishes on your future endeavors

Tom Brady announced his retirement yesterday, this time for good (hopefully). I think this retirement came from the drought of options – after his season with Tampa Bay was over, he was a free agent and no team wanted him. He gave up his marriage to Gisele Bundchen for one last season and the season sucked. Tom posted some thank-yous on Instagram and Gisele wrote on one of the posts: “Wishing you only wonderful things in this new chapter of your life.” that’s the kind of message you’d leave to a former work associate, not the man you were married to for over thirteen years. But that should just show you how Gisele is thoroughly done with Tom. She was done with him a while ago, methinks.

Gisele Bündchen is happy for her ex-husband Tom Brady amid his retirement announcement, sources tell PEOPLE. An insider close to the supermodel tells PEOPLE she has nothing negative to say about her ex-husband and that she is “sincerely happy” for Tom in whatever he does.

“Gisele moved on with her life quite a while ago and is happy about whatever Tom chooses to do with his life now,” the source says. The insider adds that “the welfare and happiness of the children” remain her top priority. “Keeping a positive attitude about Tom and her career is part of what you do as a parent. They are sharing their kids and spreading the love between them so they grow up as normal kids with two caring parents.”

Bündchen wishes him well now and in the future, according to the source, and “is fine with his decisions but is not involved with them.” Both Brady and Bündchen are “interested in keeping life as happy and normal as possible for the kids, the insider explains.

These days, the mother-of-two is “extremely busy in her career and life” and “optimistic about her future,” following her divorce from the former NFL star.

Another source close to the former couple tells PEOPLE that Brady’s return to the NFL after his first retirement announcement was “far from the only issue,” in their marriage. “Gisele likes to keep things positive,” the insider adds. “She finds negativity to be toxic and she wants no part of it. She wants Tom to thrive. It’s beneficial for their kids.”

Additionally, Bündchen is “very grateful” that she and Brady have been able to decide on Miami as a “home base” for their family.

[From People]

You know… looking back, I wonder how much the move to Tampa Bay was a factor in their split. Gisele spent years in Boston/Brookline and she made it into a home where she raised their children and they had a social network, friends and some kind of sense of community. Tom making Gisele uproot her life and the kids’ lives to live in Tampa Bay… well, one could argue that was when the trouble really started. So, yes, I’m glad she’s now Miami-based. That suits her, and the kids probably like it too. Anyway, Gisele is done. She washed that man out of her hair and she’s all “best wishes on your future endeavors” to the man she just divorced three months ago. LOL.

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  1. Abby says:

    Gisele is over there buying herself flowers 💐😆

  2. Noki says:

    In other words “Take care”. Lmao

  3. Andy Dufresne says:

    What was the point of all of this? I mean, Brady announced his retirement the first time, then rescinded it, only to announce his retirement again. All of this at the cost of his marriage. His last season was overshadowed with his personal problems, instead of keeping the focus on football.

    For someone like Brady, there were tons of opportunities lined up for him post NFL but risked it all and for what? This is the legacy he had left, when he could’ve just retired, leave an amazing legacy and live happily ever after with his hot wife and beautiful children. Look at Peyton Manning. There’s life after football, especially if you’ve had had an amazing career.

    • ArtHistorian says:

      This man really sacrificed his marriage for just one more season of work when he is rich enough to retire. Peak selfishness and entitlement. He must feel so stupid now.

      • B says:

        Don’t ever make assumptions about someone else’s ability to reflect on their life and develop insight.

      • Mar says:

        I don’t think money had anything to do with this.
        Tom checked out of that marriage a long time ago it seems.

    • HeyKay says:

      @Andy, Very well said and I agree with you 100%.
      Peyton Manning always comes to mind vs. TB.
      Peyton retired from NFL before his injuries completely broke his body.
      His family life intact, he has a charity foundation, still does some endorsement commercials, has had some fun in tv, specifically his SNL hosting. Wealthy enough for 2 lifetimes.
      Peyton has written the rule book for how to have a good life after the NFL.

    • Christine says:

      If he had been successful this season, he wouldn’t have retired a second time. My take

      • lucy2 says:

        Mine as well, I think if they’d advanced farther, he’d be playing for Tampa again for one more year. It’s all about him and football, always has been, everyone else can wait.
        Peyton Manning did manage his post NFL career and life well, but every time I see him on a commercial or something, I think about that whole thing with the trainer and how he and his father slandered her.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      he supposedly has a FoxSports commentating job waiting for him, but “life after football” doesn’t get you the accolades and glory and the championships and trophies that Brady seems to be focused on.

      as noted, he DOESN’T need the money, but he needs the glory to feed his ego.

      I agree with Christine above; if someone had expressed interest in him for next season, he wouldn’t have retired. stupid. at least now he can go out like…well, like Tom Brady, and not like Brett Favre.

  4. lunchcoma says:

    I’m sure the move to Tampa Bay was a factor. They were very settled in Boston, and I’m guessing it’s an easier place for someone like Giselle to have a personal and professional life. Tampa Bay is quite a bit smaller and might have been a lot harder for her have a personal life in without attracting too much media attention.

    My guess that the agreement was “we will do this for exactly two years because it’s really important to you, and then we will focus on the rest of the family’s needs.” I know people who’ve made agreements like that with their partner, and it feels like a betrayal when they try to use the initial sacrifice as an excuse to keep demanding more concessions.

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah I’m pretty sure this is how things played out. I have a feeling he still really loves her but he f*cked up and she has every right to feel betrayed. He essentially chose his ego and career over his wife and family. That’s insanely hurtful and very hard to get over, I would imagine.

      • lunchcoma says:

        I’m willing to bet money that something very similar to, “Honey, I know we moved here for me, but these two years haven’t been so bad. Right? The kids have made friends and you and…what’s her name?…Jake’s wife…went out to get drinks that one time. It’s not like you’ve hated it here the last couple years. Have you?” came out of his mouth.

    • Mel says:

      I think she was over it way before that. I think in her head she was just giving him enough rope to hang himself. He’s very selfish, I guess it was worth it to him. Now he can marry some 20-something who’ll divorce him after a few and take his money.

  5. girl_ninja says:

    I think the trouble started before the move to Tampa. They did that Tom vs Time doc and there is a scene where they are sitting together and she is talking about how he promised he would retire in his thirties, after one of his super bowl wins and how he went back on his promise. He’s laughing and give the middle finger to the doc director cause he brought it up. She was pretending to make light of it but not really.

    She was really patient with him and finally she was done. Periodt.

    She really said “Peace out homie” after his retirement video. Fucking savage 😂😂😂😂

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yeah, I agree that him UN-retiring last year was probably not the first time he went back on his word to her, making her push back whatever plans she may have had…AGAIN.

    • AMA1977 says:

      I was neutral at best on Gisele before (the stuff with Jack/Bridget when he was a baby and various other tone-deaf comments she made about nutrition and parenting were kind of off-putting) but I have SO MUCH RESPECT for her drawing her line in the sand and holding it.

      She did a LOT for him, for them, and for her family. She walked away from her modeling career at the top of her game and during her prime years to enable his dream and raise their family. She, by all accounts, loved and supported him and made a welcoming, loving home for him, picking up the slack that two-parent families should share. She stood by while he kept risking his life every Sunday and she made the best of it. And he took her for granted and put himself first and FAFO. Nothing but respect for her “never look back”.

  6. Kitten says:

    Cold as ice, man. I love it.

    • thaisajs says:

      Agreed. Her statement made my whole week.

    • Green girl says:

      She is clearly too busy being hot and single to write anything more than that and I love that for her!

    • SIde Eye says:

      I agree @Kitten! She’s a badass. She also peaced out on Leo too.

    • Boxy Lady says:

      I was on Reddit last night reading the subreddit Black Twitter. There was a tweet on there commenting on Gisele’s response that said, You know a woman is completely done with you when she talks to you like a HR rep.

  7. TIFFANY says:

    The more I read about this, the more I see Gisele marriage to Tom was a legit second job, to the point it became her primary job as she took a break from her own.

    I now wonder how Tom’s relationship with Jack would be if Gisele was not there doing the heavy lifting. Bridget was in NY doing her own thing and working and was ready to raise Jack as a single parent and honestly, I think Tom would have preferred that. She and Tom did not have Benjamin immediately after they married so, yeah, he lost a good one in Gisele.

    • girl_ninja says:

      Ben was born in December 2009, they got married in February 2009. That’s not long after their wedding, he’s at least a honeymoon baby.

      • TIFFANY says:

        I was factoring in their courtship as well and worded it wrong. My bad. Gisele was talking about being Jack’s stepmom before that.

  8. Well Wisher says:

    Football is Tom’s passion, his former wife needs time to indulge her whims and passions.
    They have grown apart as a couple, now being divorced and living life on her terms, Giselle can be gracious.
    The marriage has run its course, but the children’s welfare is paramount to their parents.
    Hopefully they both can have love in their individual lives.

  9. ThatsNotOkay says:

    All I ever see in that photo, is Alfred P. Newman.

  10. HeyKay says:

    Tom has looked gaunt, tired, and sad during this past year. Divorce is tough, been there.
    I honestly do not think he thought she’d divorce him.
    Something was going wrong in this marriage long before it became public.

    I feel for him, mostly because as a someone who lives paycheck to paycheck, their life looked like what I’ve always thought as “perfect” Wealthy, beautiful people, with kids and mansions.
    As life proves again, perfect does not exist.

    Most people dream of having money so they have time to spend with their family.

    • SarahCS says:

      That’s the endless conundrum isn’t it? Some years back my salary hit a level where my bank put me onto their ‘premier’ customer category (honestly the bar was very low, I was not on £££) that gave me various benefits like a membership to English Heritage, things I could go and do. Only working full time to earn that salary I never had time to do any of them! I had a very comfortable life from a material perspective (which I absolutely acknowledge is a privilege) but it was ruled by my work and I was exhausted and depressed. I sacrificed salary to go part time after the depression diagnosis made me face up to the reality of my situation.

      • dj says:

        Good for you. That takes courage to do what is right for you. I hope you did not get too much blowback from others who could not understand leaving the power & status (not that you would care).

  11. AmelieOriginal says:

    I’m not surprised this is how he ended his career. I always knew he’d go down the Brett Favre way (how many times did he retire?) after I read the in depth NYT Magazine profile a few years ago which was published in 2015 (the title is “Tom Brady Cannot Stop” if you’d like to google and read it). This passage always jumped out at me:

    “I asked Brady if he worried that too much of his life was wrapped up in football. This seemed an odd question to ask of, well, a football player. But Brady’s investment in the game has been so total for so long, I couldn’t help wondering whether his age-defying quest was driven by some fear of how futile it might be to find satisfaction in anything else.

    Brady ducked my question, except to confirm its premise: that football is pretty much everything to him. No real hobbies. “I’m not a musician, not an artist,” he said. “What am I going to do, go scuba diving?” Yet he comes off as anything but a bonehead football player. He will have to find something one day.”

    The man is 100% football. The article barely talked about his kids or Gisele but it mentioned Alex Guerrero (his BFF/controversial health guru whose in charge of Brady’s weird diet regimen) a ton. There is nothing else there in his brain, so when he unretired, I was not surprised. I’m sure he’ll have a successful career as a football commentator because that’s really all that’s left for him to do. He’s put off the inevitable enough. If he unretires a third time, he will be a great SNL punchline.

  12. K8erade says:

    It doesn’t necessarily matter but I can’t help but wonder what Tom’s emotional state was reading that message or even interacting with her. I’ve had a prediction that if Tom did retire after this season he was going to make a play to try and win Gisele back, despite the divorce. But it sounds like unless it has to do with the kids, Gisele won’t even allow herself to be in the same room with Tom and neutral positivity is the best she can do. She was super done with him and I do think the move to Tampa Bay was the beginning of the end.

  13. Josephine says:

    It’s amazing how much detailed info everyone has about their marriage! Seriously, they’ve kept their divorce so low-key so I guess that creates a vacuum that must be filled. The statement that Tom had no football options is 100% incorrect, though. Several teams would take him for a year, especially teams with strong pocket-play and a strong running game, and Tampa Bay still wanted him. Plenty to criticize him for without having to make a false statement about his ability to secure another contract.

    • Tanya says:

      Yeah, I was distracted by that statement that I couldn’t enjoy the snark. He could be playing next year if he wanted to. There are plenty of teams who think they’re a quarterback away from the Super Bowl and willing to throw money at him.

  14. Grace says:

    He’s all ego.

  15. FilmTurtle says:

    Also: I’m sure the announcement this week had nothing whatsoever to do with “80 for Brady” opening in theaters on Friday. Oy.

  16. Okay says:

    Whats with all the HAHAHAHA on him?! He is done too. He is the GOAT no matter what. He chose literally also and went through the whole year and from what I can see never tried to convince her otherwise. She left and he held the door open by the end. They are both done, rich, good looking and living life on their own terms. If anything considering the divorce I would have reached out to him only and not via social media because this isn’t about me anymore but that is me. I like them both. I think Gis is a stunning woman that isn’t use a guy being okay or at peace with losing her. I think the stress of the divorce was more due to the process not that he didn’t want it too. If I was as pretty as she I might be the same lol but they BOTH moved on. I don’t see him staying single long. These two hot people don’t have issues finding more lovers.

  17. Claire says:

    I think he definitely has some football options – I think if he was still married he actually would probably want to play a little longer maybe. But he’s a single dad now and I’m assuming that he gets certain weeks or weekends with the kids as part of the custody arrangement – which doesnt work so well when he’s traveling or training or needing to go to bed at 8 pm or whatever during half the year. Also he no longer really has the option to move his whole family somewhere else if he signed on with another team for a year or two – he would have to move there alone. And his kids are also older now and he’s less likely to want to uproot them as adolescents anyway. So it really limits what teams he can play for. I think all those factors, as well as the crappy and stressful season he just had, are what is leading him to retire now, not a lack of teams that would sign him. I actually feel a little bad for him that the assumption is he threw away his marriage in order to play football for one more year. I think it might be just as likely that the marriage was falling apart and that the initial retirement made him realize it was over once they had to spend more time together – which might have spurred him to unretire. We’ll never know but they may only have lasted as long as they did because his career required them to lead separate lives. Happens a lot when people’s kids go to college too – all of a sudden they have time for each other and realize they have nothing in common anymore.