Gisele Bündchen wrote a cryptic message about the need to be kinder to those going through “heartbreak.”
The model, who finalized her divorce from Tom Brady just over a year ago, shared a photo of herself on a beach in a swimsuit on Saturday, gazing thoughtfully at the horizon.
“Everyone we meet has faced or is facing challenges in life that we know nothing about. We don’t see the silent struggles, the fear, the obstacles, the heartaches or their daily ups and downs,” she captioned the Instagram post.
“As we go about our daily routine, we may miss seeing someone who needs a simple, kind word or gesture.
I believe that one act of kindness breeds more kindness, and that is what we need most in today’s world.
Last month marked one year since Bündchen, 43, and the former New England Patriots player, 46, legally ended their 13-year marriage.
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel – who sparked dating rumors with her jiu-jitsu instructor Joaquim Valente, although we reported they are just friends – looked happier than ever at the Miami airport on the one-year anniversary of their divorce as she flashed a smile while checking in for a flight alone.
Page Six reported in September 2022 that Bündchen and Brady were on the verge of divorce following an “epic” argument over his decision not to retire from the NFL. (He retired a few months later.)
“We came to this decision amicably and with gratitude for our time together,” the famous quarterback wrote in a statement posted to Instagram at the time.
“We are blessed with beautiful, wonderful children who will continue to be the center of our world in every way. »
The couple have since co-parented son Benjamin, 13, and daughter Vivian, 10, while Brady also shares son Jack, 16, with ex Bridget Moynahan. He recently dated Irina Shayk – albeit briefly.
While Bündchen appears to be in good spirits since the split, the Brazilian-born beauty revealed she was going through a “very difficult” time amid her parents’ declining health.
“It was very hard for my family. It’s been a lot of things — in every area of my life,” she told People in September.
“I feel like every time it rains, it pours. With all the twists and turns that life takes, all we can do is do the best we can given what is happening in our environment.