Gisele Bündchen stepped out with rumored new man in her life, jiu-jitsu instructor Joaquim Valente, on Saturday.
The pair ate at Koji in Provincia de Puntarenas together with the supermodel’s two children whom he shares with NFL star Tom Brady, namely Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9, and Valente’s brother. The 42-year-old model and the athlete finalized their divorce last month.
Bündchen was photographed wearing a cropped top which she paired with black flowing pants while the Valente Brothers co-creator was wearing gray shirts and shorts.
According to Purepeople’ sreport on Wednesday, the two are dating. However, it’s not yet clear when the two started seeing each other but they’ve known each other for a while. In 2021, Bündchen and Valente together with his brothers Pedro Valente and Giu Valente did a shoot for Dust magazine.
In February, the businesswoman started studying jiu-jitsu and even talked about it on Instagram by saying that Joaquim, Pedro, and Gui are “awesome teachers.”
She told her followers, “I believe the more tools we have in our toolbox the better. I feel stronger, more confidence and empowered since I started practicing self-defense. I feel it’s an important skill for all, but specially for us women.
“Thank you @ValenteBrothers for … making training so much fun. I am looking forward to keep improving. Let’s go!,” she concluded. She also added footage of her fighting skills taken at the Valente Brothers’ facility in Miami, Florida.
After Bündchen shared that post on Instagram, Brady reacted to it by tweeting, “My days of leaving dishes in the sink are numbered.”
Presently, Bündchen confirmed that her children are her main priority amid the divorce.
As for Bündchen’s rumored new man, he’s a jiu-jitsu instructor at their Valente Brothers facility. He started learning jiu-jitsu at an early age. According to the company’s website, “At the tender age of 2, Pedro, Gui and Joaquim were already taking private lessons from Grandmaster Hélio Gracie. Growing up, the Valente brothers trained daily at the Gracie Academy in Rio de Janeiro.”
He stayed in Brazil and joined his brothers in the US in 2007 after “work[ing] with Grandmaster Hélio directly and provid[ing] Pedro and Gui with valuable information.”