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 jujitsu 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 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.”
Gisele Bündchen has been seeing Valente as an instructor for a while now. In February 2022 she shared a video on Instagram of herself working out with him. “I believe the more tools we have in our toolbox the better,” she wrote in the caption. “I feel stronger, more confidence [sic] and empowered since I started practicing self-defense. I feel it’s an important skill for all, but specially for us women.”