One of the most high-profile divorces of the last year was that of NFL quarterback, Tom Brady. He was previously married to supermodel Gisele Bündchen. The two have children together, who are 13 and 10, and they had been married for the bulk of Brady‘s NFL career.
However, Brady decided to come back from retirement after initially leaving the NFL before the 2022 season. Reports claim that this caused a disagreement between him and Bündchen, and that is why the two of them decided that they could no longer be together. Brady did play for this entire season, although his success was limited, and he has now officially retired from the NFL again.
However, he says that he’s not sure what comes next, and that if he knew, he would’ve already done it. There has been speculation that he will follow in the footsteps of other NFL quarterbacks, such as Tony Romo, who have become broadcasters. But it will be interesting to see what path he chooses.
A complicated divorce
Needless to say, this type of divorce can get to be very complicated. The aforementioned children are just one reason why, and some reports have shown that a couple has decided to live near each other so that they can still both share time with the kids.
But money is also an issue. Bündchen was already very independently wealthy from her career as a supermodel before the two got married. Brady, of course, has been a prolific NFL quarterback who played for 22 seasons. This means that the two had to divide hundreds of millions in assets, and that just comes from their earnings in their professional careers, not to mention endorsements, product placements and many other sources of income.
While most people will not have a divorce that looks quite like Tom Brady’s, issues revolving around money and children are certainly very common. If you are going through this process yourself, it’s important to know exactly what steps to take.