Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, who have been living separately from each other in recent weeks

source:irish sun

have each hired divorce attorneys and are “exploring their options” regarding their marriage

Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and his wife, Bündchen, a fashion model

source:us weekly

have been dealing with “marital issues,” according to a source close to the couple.

Brady, 45, had retired from the NFL in February, only to later reverse that decision.

source:us weekly

He took an 11-day leave of absence from training camp in August to “deal with personal things,” according to his head coach Todd Bowles.

source:us weekly

Bündchen, 42, said she had “concerns” about her husband returning to the field after initially retiring last winter.

“This is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present,” Bündchen told the publication.

But ultimately, I feel that everybody has to make a decision that works for [them]. He needs to follow his joy, too.”