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Gisele Bündchen Finally Addressed The Rumors That She Cheated On Tom Brady With Joaquim Valente

Gisele Bündchen Finally Addressed The Rumors That She Cheated On Tom Brady With Joaquim Valente

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen were married for quite a while — 13 years, specifically — before they divorced in October 2022.

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Tom and Gisele are, to put it mildly, massively famous. They're practically two of the most recognizable celebrity faces on Earth.

Tom in a black suit and tie and Gisele in a white dress with a draped sleeve at a media event
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As is the case with massively famous couples, we really never knew that much about their personal lives — and as a result, there have been plenty of rumors since their divorce.

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One of those rumors is that Gisele cheated on Tom with her current boyfriend, jujitsu instructor Joaquim Valente — someone with whom she has very rarely been photographed in public, BTW.

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In a recent interview with the New York Times, Gisele finally addressed the rumors head-on. "That is a lie," she said.

Gisele in turtleneck and coat smiles
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"I really don't want to make my life a tabloid," she added. "I don't want to open myself up to all of that."

Gisele in workout attire with headphones jogs in a sunny setting
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Gisele also addressed the media scrutiny she faced after her separation from Tom. "This is something that happens to a lot of women who get blamed when they have the courage to leave an unhealthy relationship and are labeled as being unfaithful," she said.

Gisele Bündchen smiling, wearing a black leather jacket and earrings
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"They have to deal with their communities. They have to deal with their family. Of course, for me, it just happens to be a little bit amplified."

Gisele in a sleek beige blazer over a white blouse at a media event
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"No one really knows what happens between two people, only the two people in the relationship," she added. Can't deny that!

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen pose together; he's in a suit and bow tie, she wears a backless dress, at a red carpet event
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You can read the entire interview here.