Gisele Bündchen, 42, and Tom Brady, 45, took a parenting course before signing their divorce on Friday, according to court documents obtained by Page Six. The course lasted four hours and the model’s certificate says it was mandatory.
Florida law says that separated and divorced parents must take the course. The aim is to educate, train and help parents regarding the impact divorce can have on a parent’s relationship with their child. Gisele and Brady – they share Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9.
The model and the player announced their divorce this Friday (28), through social networks. “With gratitude for our time together, Tom and I have amicably decided to sign our divorce,” said the model after 13 years of marriage.
“My priority has always been and will continue to be our children, whom I love with all my heart. We will continue to raise them together and give them all the love, care and attention they deserve.”
“The decision to break up is never an easy one, but we’ve grown apart and while it’s hard to go through something like this, I feel blessed for the time we’ve been together and I wish Tom the best always. I kindly ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time.”
The website TMZ had already stated that the couple closed the agreement on the terms of separation, involving the division of assets and custody of the children, Ben, 12, and Vivian, 9. According to the publication, they will sign the papers that make the end official this Friday. fair in Florida, United States.
Tom Brady also spoke out about the end of their 13-year marriage. “We came to this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together. We will continue to work together as parents to ensure they receive the love and attention they deserve.”
“Of course, doing this is painful and difficult, as it is for many people who go through this every day around the world. But we wish each other the best as we move forward with the new chapters of our lives yet to be written.”
The two had been facing a marital crisis since the beginning of September and had been living separately for more than a month. The disagreements would have started after the player reversed his decision to retire from the sport, which would be Gisele’s wish.