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Supermodel Gisele Bündchen has finally broken media silence amidst rumors that her marriage to Tom Brady is on the rocks, following her husband’s decision to return to the NFL, which suggested the couple was headed for divorce.

‘I Would Like Him To Be More Present’

“I would like him to be more present,” Gisele, 42, admitted, according to Daily Mail. “I feel very fulfilled, as a mother and as a wife. And now it’s going to be my turn.”

Rumors swirled that her marriage to Tom, 45, was in trouble after she returned early from a solo trip to Costa Rica because of his decision to un-retire as quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Insiders said afterwards that the couple “could be heading” for divorce over his return to the NFL.

In new interview, however, Gisele lamented being portrayed as “desperate” for her husband to retire, claiming that she is proud of his career success.

“I think this is the system we’ve been living in. That’s what society has accepted and what society hasn’t accepted,” she said. “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.”

“I have definitely had those conversations with him over and over again,” Bündchen continued. “But ultimately, I feel that everybody has to make a decision that works for [them]. He needs to follow his joy, too.”

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Gisele Didn’t Attend Tom’s First Game

Earlier this month, Gisele headed to her home in Costa Rica after what was allegedly a huge fight with Tom, who she’s been married to since 2009. She also noticeably did not attend his first game this past Sunday night. After the game, Tom admitted that he was a bit banged up. 

“I woke up today going ‘Holy s—t,’ there were a few hits,” Tom said on his SiriusXM podcast “Let’s Go!” on Monday. “You look at your arm and you got bruises, you got cuts. And you go, ‘OK, how much longer do I want to make this commitment?’ And I obviously made the commitment for this year and everything’s going to be like always — continue to evaluate all these different aspects of playing.”

Tom retired at the end of last season, only to change his mind a few weeks later. Though he’s expected to retire at the end of the 2022 season, Gisele does not seem to be happy that he chose to un-retire.

“I’ve done my part, which is [to] be there for [Tom],” she said in her new interview. “I moved to Boston, and I focused on creating a cocoon and a loving environment for my children to grow up in and to be there supporting him and his dreams.”

“Seeing my children succeed and become the beautiful little humans that they are, seeing him succeed, and being fulfilled in his career—it makes me happy,” the supermodel added. “At this point in my life, I feel like I’ve done a good job on that. I have a huge list of things that I have to do, that I want to do. At 42, I feel more connected with my purpose.”

Related: Tom Brady Opens Up About ‘Guilt’ He Feels Being Away From His Wife And Kids To Play Football

‘There’s A Lot Of S—t Going On’

Gisele and Tom share two children together, as well as one other son from a previous relationship of his. In his pre-season press, Tom eluded to family issues when he confessed that “there’s a lot of s—t going on.”

“Everyone has different situations they’re dealing with and we all have unique challenges to our lives,” Brady said. “I’m 45 years old, man. There’s a lot of —t going on, so you just have to try and figure out life the best you can. You know, it’s a continuous process.”

An insider close to the situation recently opened up about just how dire things have gotten in the marriage. 

“Gisele isn’t back with Tom,” the source claimed. “She flew back to Florida to be with her kids but hasn’t been to their home in Tampa. Tom is still hoping they can reconcile. Gisele has told him she’s leaving him before, and they always made up when she cooled down.”

It’s never fun to see a relationship fall apart, particularly when there are children involved. We can only hope that Gisele and Tom are able to push through this rough patch, and get their marriage back on track!

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