Gisele Bündchen’s Powerful Message to Let Go of the One We Love the Most

Model Gisele Bündchen speaks for the first time about her divorce from Tom Brady.

Isabel Cara

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Saying ‘goodbye’ to someone you love is not easy, especially if that person was the one you’ve been with your whole life. Whether or not you believe in eternal love, a separation hurts, but a gesture that could show all the affection is to know how to let go, as Gisele Bündchen did. The model spoke for the first time about her divorce from Tom Brady, news that surprised the whole world, being one of the most solid couples in the world.

Letting Go Does Not Mean You Stop Loving Them

Despite having been together for more than 16 years and having two children together, things had to take their course, and she decided to let go so they could both be happy.

“When you love someone, you don’t imprison them and say, ‘You have to live this life.’ You set them free to be who they are, and if you want to fly in the same direction, then that’s amazing,” she commented in an interview for Vanity Fair magazine. Gisele referred to the divorce as “the death of my dream,” as she assured that being together was something they both wanted since they met when she was 26 years old and he was 29.

She recalled that for a long time, she lived the ‘fairy tale,’ where everything she wanted she had by Tom’s side; however, time passed, and they realized that they both pursued different dreams, so it was time to say ‘goodbye.’

“We wanted a family, we wanted things together. As time goes on, we realize we just wanted different things and now we have to make a decision. That doesn’t mean you don’t love the person, it just means that for you to be authentic and really live the life you want to live, you have to have someone who can meet you in the middle, right? It’s a dance. It’s a balance.”

The 42-year-old model assures that even though they have distanced themselves, they are still a team, where the priority is their children: Benjamin, 13, and Vivian, 10. Finally, Gisele clarified that the rumors about Tom preferring sports over their marriage are false: “Wow, people really did. What has been said is a piece of a much bigger puzzle.”

She also denied that she is dating Jeffrey Soffer, a friend of the soccer player, with whom she was linked by some media a few months ago, indicating that one, he is close to her ex, and secondly, she would never be with someone for his money. Are they forgetting that she also works?

“I have no relationship with him in any way. He’s Tom’s friend, not my friend. I wouldn’t be with his friend. I wouldn’t be with this guy. I mean, puh-leeze. They were saying I’m with this guy, he’s old, because he’s got money, it’s ridiculous.”

Tom and Gisele’s Divorce

In October last year, the couple shared a statement in which they announced their separation, arguing that it was something they both decided and the process was carried out in the most ‘amicable’ way.

“With much gratitude for our time together, Tom and I am amicably finalized our divorce. My priority has always been and will always remain my children, whom I love with all my heart. We will continue to be co-parents to provide them with love and care. and the attention they need […] The decision to end a marriage is never easy, but we have grown apart and while it is of course difficult to go through something like this, I feel blessed for our time together and wish only the best for Tom always.”

Gisele shows us, once again, that to start being happy, you have to let go because when neither of you is going the same way, things can end badly; however, that doesn’t mean that love is over.

Story written in Spanish by Nayeli Párraga in Cultura Colectiva