It’s officially over: Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen confirm they’ve finalized divorce, and he’s keeping the house.
The Big Guy had said he wanted to separate as soon as possible, but then again, divorce wasn’t on the table the day he announced his divorce from Jennifer McCord on Twitter. So, we’re now thinking it’s official and the two are now ready to begin what’s probably going to be a pretty awkward period of marital transition. Not that Tom is going to be looking for help with the new family dog:
But still, we’re left with this:
Gisele is already pretty far down this road, as she told PEOPLE in a statement that she “has made the decision to end the marriage and to take legal action immediately to protect my and my children’s privacy.”
“I would like to offer our sincere apologies to Tom and Jennifer for any pain or discomfort this has caused,” she continued.
“I have always felt very close to Tom and am deeply committed to him. However, we have come to a new point in our marriage where we no longer have the ability to be a loving and committed couple. I want to make clear that I cannot, will not and do not make any excuses for the events that have happened while this divorce has been pending.”
“This has been a difficult, painful time for us. In no way is it what we want our marriage to be. It was not our wish to split up. We would like to make this public so all of our friends and family can know that there will definitely be no contact between us.
“We are very fortunate to have an amazing support system in our lives. My family and Tom’s family have been a huge support and I will always be thankful to them for all they have done to help me through this difficult time.”
As she explains, she’s seeking a divorce, which might also be grounds for a custody battle, and in light of the fact that we don’t know the final custody terms yet (Gisele is making this clear, in a statement with PEOPLE), we’ll be keeping an eye on what happens next.
A source told UsMagazine.com that the split was “fraught and violent.” But, that doesn’t mean it will be simple