A few days after confirming her divorce, the model was spotted with Joaquim Valente, her jiu-jitsu instructor, in Costa Rica, where she has a house that he shared with the father of his children
It's only been a few weeks since Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen They announced their divorce, but sources who know the now ex-couple say the Brazilian supermodel is sending her ex a message by posing with her new boyfriend, jiu-jitsu master Joaquim Valente.< /b>
The Page Six sitepoints out that Bündchen has known Valente, who lives in Miami, for at least a year and a half. She met him after enrolling her son, 12-year-old Benjamin, in lessons in the ancient art of Japanese self-defense before taking lessons herself.
While sources close to the 42-year-old model insist she is not dating Valente, who is believed to be in her early 30s, a family source said: “It certainly looks like Gisele is showing off, and showing Tom what he's missing.”
The aforementioned outlet claims that Brady will be hurt to see his ex with his new boyfriend in Costa Rica , which is where the athlete and his children have spent so many happy moments together, as well as owning a residence there, which the model kept after the property division.
< b>“I have to think Gisele is sending Tom a message,” a source told Page Six.
Gisele Bündchen's new man after her divorce with Tom Brady: who is Joaquim Valente
“This is the fourth or fifth time they have been to Costa Rica, only weeks after the divorce. They have been there many times and they will continue to be there,” said a person close to Gisele, who explained that the instructor is there to continue with the classes for the model and her children.
Another source who knows both Brady and Bündchen added that there was a lot of speculation as to why Bündchen ended their marriage so quickly, adding: “None of us knew exactly what happened.”
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Bündchen and Valente did a photo shoot more than a year ago for the magazine Dust, in which she opened up about her love of jiu-jitsu.
“I have always been a curious person who always wants to dive deeper. It is actually because of my son that I met Joaquim. I have a friend who told me about the Valente brothers and their martial arts school, and since I wanted to guide my almost-teenage son in the right direction, I thought he might be interested in this,” the Brazilian explained to the publication.
“Initially, I wasn't even considering it myself, to be honest. But when I took him to the first class and started talking to Joaquim, I realized that it was much more than self-defense and I became interested in philosophy, ”she continued.
Bündchen also said her 9-year-old daughter, Vivian, takes lessons and “loves it,” adding: “She feels so empowered.”
Brady and Bündchen's friends have said who feel there is something more to their separation. A source told TMZ on Monday: “I always found it strange that one day the marriage would end abruptly.”
“It felt very much in line with what I believe in and look for in my life and how I have a path to develop myself and become the best version of myself. It sounded like something I definitely wanted to learn about and then I was hooked,” Gisele said of her lessons with Valente.
Representatives for Brady and Bündchen declined to comment to the press.< /p>GISELE BÜNDCHEN
Brother of martial arts masters Pedro and Guilherme Valente, Joaquim comes from a family of jiu-jitsu athletes that has several academies spread across various cities, inside and outside the country.
In February, Gisele shared on her Instagram profile a video of a class with Joaquim.
“I think the more tools we have in our toolbox, the better. I feel stronger, more confident and empowered since I started practicing self defense. I feel like it's an important skill for everyone, but especially for us women. Thank you @ValenteBrothers for being great teachers and making the training so much fun. I really want to keep improving. Let's go!” the model wrote in the post.
Brady reacted via Twitter at the time, joking: “My days of leaving dishes in the sink are over. counted”.
The top model, recently divorced from Tom Brady, reportedly began an affair with Joaquim Valente, who teaches self-defense classes in Miami
The end of Gisele and Tom Brady's marriage was announced on the social networks on October 28, after months of rumors about the separation. In the post, the model explained that the marriage fell apart over distance.
“With great gratitude for our time together, Tom and I amicably finalized our divorce. My priority has always been and will continue to be our children, whom I love with all my heart. We will continue to care for them with the love, care and attention they deserve,” said the model.
“The decision to end a marriage is never easy, but we have grown apart and although it is difficult to go through something Like this, I feel blessed by the time we have spent together and I wish Tom the best always,” Gisele wrote.
Tom, with a very similar message, declared on his Instagram that the two will continue to work together as parents to ensure love and attention for their children.
According to Page Six, the lawyers were hired to attend mainly to the legal issues of the separation, such as the fortune of the now ex-couple, valued at more than 600 million dollars.
Before getting married after three Years of dating, the American athlete and the Brazilian top model signed “an inflexible prenuptial agreement” that allowed their divorce to be resolved quickly.
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While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers player, 45, and the supermodel, 42, are separately incredibly wealthy, the prenup allowed for the quick division of their assets.
< p class="paragraph">“There was a armoured prenuptial agreement put in place before they got married in 2009. They both have their own separate business ventures, so separating their estate wasn't that complicated in the end. The only other important factor was dividing up their huge property portfolio,” a source close to the former couple told Page Six.
While the documents of divorce are confidential, the US press reported that they will share custody of their children.
Brady also has a 15-year-old son, Jack, with actress Bridget Moynahan.
The details of the agreement between Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen to share their fortune after the divorce.