Several months into her first year post-divorce from twice-retired quarterback Tom Brady, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, 42, is living her best life. Bündchen was recently photographed in Costa Rica alongside Jiu-Jitsu instructor Joaquim Valente. Bündchen wore a burnt orange bikini top with a beige wrap skirt and flip-flops, while Valente went similarly casual in a T-shirt with green shorts. See the photo over at People.
Valente also accompanied Bündchen on two other trips to Costa Rica since her divorce from Brady was announced. In November 2022, just two weeks after the divorce went public, Valente joined Bündchen and her children on a trip. They were spotted there in January, too.
Dating rumors have surfaced, although sources have said the relationship is strictly platonic. In November 2022, a source told People, “[Valente] and his two brothers are Gisele and the kids’ martial arts teachers. They are not dating.” Valente works alongside his brothers at a studio in Florida.
Following Valente and Bündchen’s trip in January, a source told People, “Gisele adores and trusts [Valente] and has been spending a lot of time with him, but I don’t think it’s a traditional dating scenario. They have a deep personal relationship, and he is a teacher to her and the kids. Whether or not it will ever become more than that rests on the table.”