In October 2022, Gisele Bündchen (43) and NFL megastar Tom Brady (46) announced their divorce after 13 years of marriage. There had obviously been a serious crisis in their relationship beforehand. Even though the Brazilian model has now found a new love in her Jiu-Jitsu trainer Joaquim Valente (35), the aftermath of her last relationship still bothers her to this day. Speculation has been circulating for weeks that she had an affair with Valente during her marriage to Brady.

In an interview with the New York Times, Bündchen cleared up these speculations and gave insights into her new happiness in love. She made a clear statement about the persistent infidelity rumors. “That’s a lie,” she explained there. Aside from that, she refuses to let her life become the “object of tabloids.” “I will not subject myself to such scrutiny,” said the model.

Nevertheless, during the conversation she allowed herself to be inspired to provide a few insights into her new relationship with jiu-jitsu trainer Valente. “This is the first time I’ve dated someone who was a friend first,” said Gisele Bündchen. “It’s a completely different experience. It’s real and transparent.”