Yikes, that’s a big wad of cash right there.
It’s no secret at this point that Tom Brady is in hot water with his wife, Gisele Bundchen, as she’s upset about his decision to unretire and stick it out as the quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for one more year, after promising he’d be done after last year.
News broke that the two were separated, and that they were in a massive fight.
However, things truly started to get real earlier this week, when it was reported that the two have hired divorce lawyers, and are currently sorting out assets that includes a $26 million portfolio, and it appears that the most well known marriage in the sports world is coming to an end.
Since the news broke of the divorce lawyers, many are wondering just how much this is gonna cost the future Hall of Fame quarterback.
Brady’s net worth is reportedly around $250 million, with some noting that it’s more like $400 million, and Gisele’s is reported to be around $400 million.
Earlier today, Newsweek announced that the two do not have a prenuptial agreement, which means that this divorce could cost Brady a staggering amount of money.
With that being said, divorce expert Karen Jeary, an associate solicitor at the law firm Mayo Wynne Baxter, shared:
“Given the extent of Tom’s estimated wealth, $400 million, and that under U.K. matrimonial law the starting point for division of matrimonial assets is 50/50, hopefully, Tom had the foresight to enter into a pre-nuptial agreement with Gisele to protect, in so far as possible, his pre-acquired wealth.
Despite their marriage breakdown being played out in the public eye, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen would be best advised, in order to maintain privacy, proceedings are private law matters and therefore not open to the public domain.
This will no doubt give them a sense of relief, as their marital issues divulged in court will not be subject to public scrutiny and in particular media scrutiny.
Additionally, under U.K. divorce law (which is also applicable in a number of U.S. states), the new no-fault divorce means neither party can place blame on the other for the marriage ending.”
So, what Jeary is saying, Brady could possibly lose up to $200 million in this divorce, which is absolutely mindboggling for us normal folk out here.
Needless to say, Gisele, along with her already massive net worth, won’t be hurting for money once this thing plays out.