Sources close to Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen say that the couple has been living separately for the past six weeks amid reports that their marriage has hit a rough patch.
Rumors began circulating about trouble between the couple after the star quarterback decided not to retire from the NFL. Sources close to the couple tell People that the supermodel wants Brady to spend more time with her and the kids. The two share 12-year-old Benjamin Rein and 9-year-old Vivian Lake. Brady also shares 15-year-old John Edward with his ex, Bridget Moynahan.
“During the season, they live separate lives,” a source claims. Another insider confirmed to the outlet that Bündchen has been spending time away.
However, another source said time is not an issue since Brady has “six months off a year to be devoted to just their family.” Additionally, the couple has no plans to move out of their Indian Creek Village home.
“They both want to live in Miami; they love it and have loads of friends there,” says the first source. “I don’t think there is any formal separation at this point. They would like to work things out.”
The news comes after the 45-year-old football star took an 11-day leave from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice. He told reporters it was “to deal with some personal things” and that “everyone has different situations they’re dealing with.”
Brady and Bündchen married on Feb. 26, 2009, just one month after getting engaged.