George Pimentel/Getty Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen have been living “separated for over a month,” a source told PEOPLE.
The longtime couple has not been together in the past six weeks as Brady, 45, returns to the NFL and Bündchen, 42, is on a trip.
“Gisele is now busy with her own life and has spent time away from Tom in Miami and New York,” said an insider.
A second source added: “During the season, they live separate lives.”
Sources have told PEOPLE that Brady’s decision not to retire has been a sticking point for the supermodel, who has said she wants him to be more present with their kids — son Benjamin Rein, 12, and daughter, 9-year-old Vivian Lake. along with Brady’s son John Edward, 15, with ex Bridget Moynahan.
But a third source says the football legend is making sure he finds time for his family.
“No other spouse gets six months off a year to dedicate himself completely to his family,” the source said. “And during the season, yes, he travels for competitions and trains, but he is also with his family a lot.”
Gisele Bundchen Instagram Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen and family after the 2021 Super Bowl
The couple owns a $17 million home in Miami’s upscale Indian Creek Village.
“They both want to live in Miami, they love it and have a lot of friends there,” said the first source.
They add, “I don’t think there’s a formal divorce right now, they’d like to work things out.”
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Brady was absent from the Buccaneers for 11 days last month after being excused for “handling some personal things”.
Speaking about the absence to reporters after his return, he said: “Everyone has different situations they deal with, and we all have unique challenges in our lives. I’m 45 years old, man. There’s a lot going on, so you just have to try and figure life out as best you can. You know, it’s a continuous process.”
The seven-time Super Bowl champion and his Brazilian model wife have been “going through a rough patch,” a source told PEOPLE last week: “There’s a lot of excitement. She was so happy when he announced his retirement, and she wasn’t all that excited when he got back to that.”
They added that Brady “knows this is his last season” in the NFL “if he wants to stay married”.
Brady and Bündchen were married a month after they became engaged in an intimate ceremony on February 26, 2009 at St. Monica Catholic Church in California.