Jujitsu instructor Joaquim Valente is not Gisele Bündchen’s only “partner” in Costa Rica.
On March 18, the 42-year-old supermodel shared video footage of her beach-side horseback riding adventure with her 10-year-old daughter Vivian Lake. In a second post on her Instagram Story, she shared a photo of the mother-daughter duo clasping their hands together as they ride side-by-side. “My little partner,” Bündchen captioned the pic, accompanied by the song “Better Together” by Jack Johnson.
Gisele Bündchen shares two children with her ex-husband Tom Brady: 10-year-old Vivian and 13-year-old Benjamin. Prior to her divorce from the newly retired NFL player in October 2022, Bündchen expressed her desire for Brady to be “more present” as a father. “I’ve done my part, which is [to] be there for [Tom],” Bündchen told Elle in September. “I moved to Boston, and I focused on creating a cocoon and a loving environment for my children to grow up in and to be there supporting him and his dreams.”
She continued, “I feel very fulfilled in that way, as a mother, and as a wife. And now it’s going to be my turn. It’s not like I’m going to be in the [career] valley forever.”