Gisele Bündchen insider denies she’s dating Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor Joaquim Valente, insists he’s a family friend after being spotted in Costa Rica
Gisele Bündchen’s supposed romance with Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor, Joaquim Valente, was ruined by a close friend after her divorce from former husband Tom Brady.
The 42-year-old Brazilian model and handsome martial arts instructor were spotted together on Saturday night at Koji in the province of Puntarenas alongside her two children – Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, nine – which quickly sparked romance rumors between the two.
Now, an insider close to the fashion star has revealed they are just friends.
The source close to Gisele furiously denied they were a couple, insisting the date was anything but romantic – and noting that Joaquim is nothing more than a close family friend who has been his children’s jiu-jitsu instructor for years. .’
“He was his kids’ jiu-jitsu teacher for years,” the insider revealed. “There is no truth to the rumors that they are dating.”
The outing came just two weeks after she announced her divorce from ex-husband Tom Brady.
Tom and Gisele confirmed they were divorcing after 13 years of marriage on October 28.
In a statement posted to Instagram, the athlete called his and Gisele’s decision to end their relationship “painful”, but vowed to put their children first so they “receive love and love. attention they deserve”.
“In recent days, my wife and I finalized our divorce after 13 years of marriage,” he wrote. “We came to this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together.
“We are blessed with beautiful, wonderful children who will continue to be the center of our world in every way.
We will continue to work together as parents to always ensure they receive the love and attention they deserve.
“We have come to this decision to end our marriage after careful consideration. This is, of course, painful and difficult, as it is for many people who go through the same thing every day around the world.
“However, we only wish the best for each other as we pursue the new chapters of our lives that remain to be written.”
Gisele added in a post of her own: “My priority has always been and will continue to be our children whom I love with all my heart.
“We will continue to co-parent to give them the love, care and attention they so sorely deserve.
“The decision to end a marriage is never easy, but we’ve grown apart. It’s, of course, hard to go through something like that.
The model concluded by saying she “wished” her ex “the best” and was “blessed” for the “time they had together”.