Like you, I like to pretend that I’m above caring about Tom Brady’s dating life, especially now that he’s retired. But who are we kidding. After all, here I am writing about it, and here you are reading about it. But we can forgive ourselves a bit. There’s not much offseason news going on today, and training camp hasn’t opened yet. Plus, I won’t tell anyone you’re here reading this. Anyway, let’s get to what you came here for.
Where do you go when you’re re-entering the dating pool after spending years married to a Brazilian supermodel with a $400 million net worth? For Tom Brady, the answer may well be “into a relationship with a Russian model who is five years younger than your ex-wife.” Oh, and maybe one who knows what it’s like to be in a relationship with an international sports superstar.
Tom Brady Dating Rumors
The paparazzi caught Brady and Irina Shayk driving back to his hotel and the pair of them looking very much relationship-y this weekend.
Brady and ex-wife Gisele Bundchen divorced in October 2022 after 13 years of marriage, and this is the first public emergence of any new potential love interest for TB12.
Of course, the writing seemed to be on the wall about Brady and Gisele for a long time, so their eventual breakup wasn’t particularly shocking. It’s a wonder there wasn’t an even quicker turnaround time for Brady being spotted with someone new, given that he’s now been single for nearly a year.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Irina Shayk, she’s a former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model with an impressive dating history. She was in a relationship with Christiano Ronaldo from 2010 to 2015 (and apparently lost 11 million Instagram followers when they split) before dating actor Bradley Cooper (with whom she shares a child) from 2015 to 2019.
I’m not going to pretend I know what life is like for the rich and famous, but I can think of a few reasons why a relationship like this makes sense. Shayk is a supermodel and seven years younger than Brady, so that part is pretty obvious. Another is that the list of people who have experienced the kind of fame that Brady has is a pretty short one, and that fame is always going to be a factor in these relationships. Having dated an even bigger icon than Brady in Ronaldo, Shayk knows the territory well.