George Pimentel/Getty Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen have been living apart for “over a month”, a source told PEOPLE.
The longtime couple have been apart for the past six weeks as Brady, 45, returns to the NFL and Bündchen, 42, travels.
“Gisele is busy with her own life now and has spent time away from Tom in Miami and New York,” a source said.
A second source adds, “During the season, they live separate lives.”
Meanwhile, a third source tells PEOPLE that while Brady’s decision not to retire has been a sticking point for the model, who said she wants him to be around their kids more – her son Benjamin Rein, 12 and 9- old daughter Vivian Lake, as well as Brady’s son John Edward, 15, with ex Bridget Moynahan – the soccer legend makes sure to find time for his family .
“No other husband is entitled to six months off a year to devote himself entirely to his family,” the source said. “And during the season, yes, he travels for games and trains, but he’s also with his family a lot.”
Gisele Bundchen Instagram Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen and their family after the 2021 Super Bowl
The couple own a $17 million home in Miami’s posh Indian Creek Village.
“They both want to live in Miami, they love it and have lots of friends there,” the first source said.
They add: “I don’t think there is a formal separation at this stage, they would like to work things out.”
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Brady had previously left the Buccaneers for 11 days last month after being excused to “take care of some personal things”.
He addressed the absence to reporters after his return, saying: “Everyone has different situations they face, and we all have unique challenges in our lives. I’m 45, man. There are a lot of s — going on, so you just have to try to understand life as best you can. You know, it’s an ongoing process.
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The seven-time Super Bowl champion and his Brazilian model wife have been “having a tough time,” a source told PEOPLE last week, “There’s a lot of tension. She was so happy when he announced his retirement, and she wasn’t thrilled at all when he came back to it.”
They added that Brady “knows it’s his last season” in the NFL “if he wants to stay married.”
Brady and Bündchen tied the knot a month after getting engaged in an intimate ceremony on Feb. 1. 26, 2009, at St. Monica Catholic Church in California.