There’s trouble in Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen paradise.
The model has left their family compound in Tampa, Fla., for Costa Rica following a series of heated arguments over Brady’s shock decision to un-retire from the NFL, while he has remained behind for team training.
“Tom and Gisele are in a fight right now,” said a source, adding that this has happened before with the couple, but they have always reunited in the past.
The news comes after the Buccaneers quarterback, 45, missed 11 days of training in August. When quizzed about his disappearance, the sports star said: “It’s all personal … everyone’s got different situations they’re dealing with. We all have really unique challenges to our life. I’m 45 years old, man. There’s a lot of s–t going on.”
Reps for both Brady and Bündchen, 42 — who share children Benjamin, 14, and Vivian, 9, plus Jack, the athlete’s 15-year-old son with ex Bridget Moynahan — declined to comment.
A second source says, “There’s been trouble in the marriage over his decision to un-retire. Gisele has always been the one with the kids.
“They had agreed he would retire to focus on the family, then he changed his mind.”
Adds an insider: “They have a fiery relationship. Gisele is a bit hot-headed — she has that Brazilian heat!”
In May, Bündchen told British Vogue: “I don’t think relationships just happen; it’s never the fairy tale people want to believe it is. It takes work to be really in sync with someone, especially after you have kids,” she said, adding, “His focus is on his career, mine is mostly on the kids.”
As Brady did a quick about-face on his retirement, Bündchen has also been working again and is currently starring in a new Burberry campaign.
“It’s almost like Gisele was like, ‘Well, if you’re going to keep playing, so will I,’” said the second source. “She’s resentful that Tom is still the football superstar.”