With the news that Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen are hiring divorce lawyers, all eyes are on the celebrity couple.
However, this is not the first time in recent history that they have faced divorce rumors. In 2015, the former supermodel and star soccer player spoke out after the rumors originally swirled.
Seven years ago, in September of that same year, the wake of the Deflategate scandal reached the couple, as they had not been photographed together for two months. The scandal involved the allegation that the star quarterback had ordered the deliberate deflation of footballs that were used in his then-team’s victory over the Indianapolis Colts during the AFC Championship Game in January that year
At the time. Brady brushed off the divorce rumors, telling Boston radio station WEEI, “We’re in a great place … I don’t have a bigger supporter than her.”
THE RELATIONSHIP OF TOM BRADY AND GISELE BUNDCHEN THROUGH THE YEARS
“There were a lot of different emotions that I went through,” Brady told the network about Deflategate. “They were all at different times in different circumstances. I think they were all … I took them as they came. Obviously, I faced different adversities in my life, different challenges and you just rely on those experiences and you trust in A lot of people who are around you to support you. This has been a different kind of challenge in my life. I think it’s been a different kind of obstacle to overcome.”
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A federal judge eventually threw out the Deflategate case and his four-game suspension, and two days later, Bündchen shared a photo on her Instagram of Brady playing soccer with her daughter. “And my heart melts #biggestlove #family,” she captioned the moment.
Now, the couple have been distancing themselves from rumors of marital problems for months. Brady’s representatives had no comment when contacted by Fox News Digital about reports that the seven-time Super Bowl champion and his wife had hired divorce lawyers.
The couple has been married for 13 years.
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