On Friday morning, lawyers for Brady and Bündchen filed for divorce, and a judge granted the request shortly thereafter. The divorce between Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady was finalized the day the former couple filed for divorce.
New York City divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman of Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP, who is unrelated to Brady or Bündchen, says that quick divorces are unusual but not unprecedented.
The settlement deal “usually involves both financial and custodial issues,” Newman. By the time the paperwork was submitted, “they had already worked out the custody, child support, and alimony.”
The judge’s consent was required after the couple had already negotiated the terms of their divorce. Newman explains that if a couple has reached an agreement on all issues, the judge will review the document and provide final approval.
“In some cases, notably involving child support, judges will rule against the arrangement. However, this occurs infrequently and typically only when there appears to be an imbalance in child support payments. However, it is obviously not the case here.”
On Friday morning, sources told PEOPLE that the pair had reached an agreement. A person familiar with the incident tells PEOPLE, “The settlement is all worked up.” “They’ve spent this whole time negotiating the terms.”
Their insider also said, “They settled on shared custody of the children.” Brady, 45, announced the “amicable” split in a post to his Instagram account. After 13 years of marriage, Brady and his wife “finalized our divorce from each other in recent days.”
There was mutual respect and appreciation for the time we shared before coming to this choice. The athlete said that after “much contemplation,” he and Bündchen, 42, made the decision to “terminate” their marriage.
The quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers informed supporters that he and Bündchen have been “blessed with gorgeous and wonderful children” and that they will “work together as parents to always guarantee they receive the love and care they deserve.”
While Brady acknowledges the agony and difficulty of divorce, he adds, “many people who go through the same thing every day around the world.”
When he proceeded, he said: “But we wish each other nothing but the best as we embark on new and exciting adventures. In the coming weeks and days, we ask for your patience and understanding as we try to make sense of what’s happening.”
The two had “grown apart,” according to a statement Bündchen posted to Instagram, but the couple had “come to the decision to split peacefully.”
The choice to divorce is never simple, but Tom and I have just outgrown one other. I am grateful for the time we spent together and wish Tom the best in life.