Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen officially filed for divorce in Florida on Friday. The NFL world was quick to troll Brady on the latest development in a string of bad news around the future Hall of Famer.
Hours after the divorce became public, Brady issued his first statement on the matter via Instagram Stories:
Tom Brady speaks on divorce on his IG story: "We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together." pic.twitter.com/1IhcnVFZQw
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 28, 2022
The statement reads in full:
In recent days, my wife and I finalized our divorce from one another after 13 years of marriage. We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together. We are blessed with beautiful and wonderful children who will continue to be the center of our world in every way. We will continue to work together as parents to always ensure they receive the love and attention they deserve.
We arrived at this decision to end our marriage after much consideration.
Doing so is, of course, painful and difficult, like it is for many people who go through the same thing every day around the world. However we wish only the best for each other as we pursue whatever new chapters in our lives that are yet to be written.
And we kindly ask for privacy and respect as we navigate what is to come in the days and weeks ahead. Thank you [praying emoji].
Brady and the Buccaneers are next in action Nov. 6th when they lost the Los Angeles Rams in Tampa.