After a summer of high-profile splits comes new reports that Gisele Bündchen's marriage to Tom Brady is in trouble. The picture-perfect couple have been hit by claims that their romance is on the rocks, with Us Weekly stating that the supermodel recently decided to consult a divorce lawyer. "Tom thinks it's only a threat," a source told the publication. "But this is definitely a rough patch. Things are very tense right now. This could be the end of them."
Putting a strain on the marriage is Tom's alleged role in the ongoing 'Deflategate' court drama - he is said to have colluded with two ball handlers to deflate footballs before a game. The New England Patriots quarterback, 38, has said he has no role in the football tampering, but the scandal seems to have taken its toll, with the source stating that he has become "irritable" and has started "acting out" on Gisele.
Gisele and Tom Brady have been hit by claims that their six-year marriage is in trouble
Just last week, an insider confirmed to People: "There have been lots of stresses in their marriage in the last year, especially during football season.
"Tom is singularly focused on his career and sometimes Gisele feels left out. There have been arguments."
However, a second source denied the claims, insisting that the couple are "living their life, and they're doing great".
"She's being a supportive wife," the insider said of 35-year-old Gisele. "Just like anybody whose husband would be going through this."
Certainly, the couple's marriage seemed right on track last month when Gisele shared a sweet birthday message for her husband. "Happy birthday my love! We're so blessed to have you in our lives," she wrote on Instagram, alongside a family photo. "Thank you for always giving us so much love. We love you! #Love #Family."
Gisele and Tom started dating in December 2006 after being set up on a blind date by a mutual friend, and were married on 26 February 2009 in Santa Monica. They have two children together, Benjamin, five, and two-year-old Vivian – Tom also shares an eight-year-old son John with ex Bridget Moynahan.