Tom Brady and the Buccaneers will kick off their season Sunday on the road in Dallas, and as of Friday, his wife Gisele Bündchen reportedly isn’t set to attend the season-opener.
“It’s always a big thing when Gisele is coming to watch the game, but as of right now, there’s none of that for Sunday’s game,” a source told People.
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When Bunchen attends games with the couple’s kids — Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9, and Brady’s 15-year-old son Jack, whom he co-parents with his ex, Bridget Moynahan — the family receives the VIP treatment, which includes heavy security.
“It feels very different this year than last year. She was excited to be here, we saw her around,” the source told People.
“I’m not saying she can’t possibly come, but nothing is in place for her to be here for the first regular season game and that seems weird.
“Everyone here knows that there’s tension, but we don’t know how serious it is. So we’re just not talking to him about Gisele. It’s not a topic anyone wants to bring up to him.”
The news came after Page Six reported last week that Bündchen left the family compound in Florida for Costa Rica following a series of heated arguments over Brady’s abrupt decision to un-retire from the NFL
This season will mark his 23rd NFL campaign.
Brady and Bündchen’s relationship news broke upon Brady’s return to the Buccaneers following a mysterious, 11-day absence from training camp in August. The quarterback and Tampa Bay brass said the hiatus was pre-planned due to “personal” reasons.
When Brady addressed the matter, he played coy and said he has “a lot of s*** going on.”
Beyond that, it’s unknown why he stepped away from the team.
Over the weekend, Bündchen was seen with the couple’s kids at the Tidal Cove Water Park in Florida, which is located just north of Miami.
A source told Page Six that “Gisele isn’t back with Tom,” and that she flew back to Florida to be with her kids, but hasn’t been to their home in Tampa. Bündchen is believed to be staying in Miami.
Neither Brady nor Bündchen has addressed the status of their relationship.
The quarterback reiterated his focus on football in the Monday episode of his SiriusXM show, Let’s Go! — where he also discussed his family, but did not mention Bündchen.
Last month Bündchen gushed over Brady in a heartfelt birthday tribute on Instagram, writing, “Happy birthday to one of the most focused, disciplined and fashionable person I know!”
In June, Brady mentioned his family when he said that “things have always taken a back seat” to football. That same month, Bündchen shared a separate tribute to Brady for Father’s Day.
This article originally appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission