Tom Brady's Ex Gisele Bündchen Hangs Out With Jiu-Jitsu Pro Joaquim Valente in Costa Rica

Tom Brady's Ex Gisele Bündchen Hangs Out With Jiu-Jitsu Pro Joaquim Valente in Costa Rica
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Gisele Bündchen is back in Costa Rica. Almost a month after traveling to Brazil for the country's annual Carnival festivities, the supermodel, 42, jetted off to Costa Rica with jiu-jitsu instructor, Joaquim Valente by her side. On Tuesday, March 14, 2023, Page Six reported that the supermodel, 42, was snapped on a stroll with the instructor, further fuelling romance rumors.



During their latest outing, Bündchen and Valente walked outside dressed casually, with two large dogs beside them. Bündchen's toned abdomen was displayed as she wore a solid-print burnt orange bikini top with a short, asymmetrical khaki-colored skirt. Valente wore green running shorts and a dark blue t-shirt, while Valente wore a navy blue T-shirt and green shorts for the nature walk. 

The former Victoria’s Secret Angel and the personal trainer have not confirmed whether they are dating, however, Bündchen has been seen on several occasions out with Valente since her divorce from Tom Brady after 13 years of marriage and two kids together.



Bündchen connected with Valente, along with his brothers Pedro and Gui, when she brought her son, Benjamin, 13, to their Miami-based martial arts academy. In a Dust Magazine article that can be found on the Valente Brothers website, she explained in November 2022, "I have a friend who told me about the Valente brothers and their martial art school, and since I wanted to steer my almost teenage son in the right direction, I thought he might be interested in this."

Bündchen was first seen with the jiu-jitsu pro in November of last year, when the pair visited Provincia de Puntarenas (a province located on Costa Rica's coast), two weeks after her divorce from NFL star Tom Brady was finalized. They were joined by the supermodel's two children — son, Benjamin, and daughter, Vivian Lake, 10 — and several other people, including one of the kids' school teachers.



At the time, a source told People, "He and his two brothers are Gisele and the kids' martial arts teachers. They are not dating." Another source reportedly said in January that Bündchen and Valente share a tight bond, though they aren't rushing into putting any romantic label on their relationship."Gisele adores and trusts [Joaquim] and has been spending a lot of time with him, but I don't think it's a traditional dating scenario," the insider said. "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."

In January, Bündchen and Valente were photographed on a sweaty jog together and later on a fun horseback riding venture. If staying in good shape is the true nature of their relationship, it appears to be working as Bündchen has been flaunting her fit physique and returning to the modeling world.

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