Gisele Bundchen slipped into a cheeky thong bikini for a paddle boarding date with jiu-jitsu Joaquim Valente in Miami on Saturday, fueling rumors of a hot new romance.
The 42-year-old beauty, who jointly announced her divorce from Tom Brady last year, flashed a wide smile as she pushed herself along the city’s waterways while spending time with the fitness instructor.
The Brazilian supermodel, who recently auctioned off one of her Stella McCartney gowns, opted for a black bikini top that exposed her toned midsection and chiseled arms.
The 5ft11 stunner also donned a matching bottom that highlighted her legs.
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel accessorized with a pair of sunglasses that gave her look a bit of extra darkness.
Hanging out: Gisele Bundchen, 42, was spotted while going on a paddle boarding trip with her rumored boyfriend Joaquim Valente in Miami on Saturday
Valente donned a pair of olive green trunks and a trucker cap during the paddle boarding trip.
Bundchen and the jiu-jitsu instructor were initially linked in November of last year, when they accompanied one another during a trip to Costa Rica.
However Gisele, who has two children Benjamin, 13, and Vivian, 10, with Brady, has previously played down rumors of a romance with Valente.
When asked about the status of her relationship with him, she told Vanity Fair’s April issue: ‘I think, at this point, unfortunately, because I’m divorced, I’m sure that they’re going to try to attach me to anything.’
Bundchen in the interview praised Valente and his siblings, who she crossed paths with while training at their jiu-jitsu facility.
‘They’re awesome people,’ she said. ‘They have created this safe space. I’m so grateful to know all of them, because not only have they helped me and helped my kids, but they have become great friends, and Joaquim especially.’
Bundchen and Valente have been spotted spending time together during their frequent trips to his native Costa Rica.
Bundchen and Brady, 45, finalized their divorce on October 28 last year and she described the split as the ‘death of her dream’ – while blasting rumors that she gave the football pro an ultimatum forcing him to choose their relationship over his sporting career.
Harmony: The model and the self-defense expert paddled on their boards in Miami
Determined: The physically-fit pair had their boards in hands on the glistening water
Starting off strong: Bundchen and the jiu-jitsu instructor were initially linked in November of last year, when they accompanied one another during a trip to Costa Rica
Scenic: The duo were seen enjoying the pleasant day in South Florida
Having fun: The 42-year-old supermodel flashed a wide smile and donned a form-revealing outlet as she pushed herself along the city’s waterways as she spent time with the jiu-jitsu instructor
Swimwear: The model opted for a black bikini top that exposed her toned midsection and chiseled arms
Keeping it consistent: Bundchen also donned a matching bottom that highlighted her legs
Eyewear: The former Victoria’s Secret Angel accessorized with a pair of sunglasses that gave her look a bit of extra darkness
Lovely locks: Much of her gorgeous golden hair shot out from underneath her wide-brimmed hat
Focused: The statuesque beauty kept her balance on the paddle board on the sunny day
On the upswing: The supermodel’s fashion career has seen a resurgence since her split from Brady
In the Vanity Fair interview she described the speculation surrounding her split from Brady as ‘very hurtful’, while insisting that she has only ever ‘wanted all his dreams to come true.’
‘Listen, I have always cheered for him, and I would continue forever,’ she said. ‘If there’s one person I want to be the happiest in the world, it’s him, believe me. I want him to achieve and to conquer.
‘I want all his dreams to come true. That’s what I want, really, from the bottom of my heart.’
While vehemently denying that her divorce had anything to do with Brady’s decision to U-turn on his retirement from the NFL, Bundchen – who added that the split has been ‘like a death and a rebirth’ – said that the reason behind their split after 13 years of marriage was much more innocent, claiming that the pair simply ‘grew apart’ and realized that they wanted ‘different things’.
‘Sometimes you grow together; sometimes you grow apart,’ she said. ‘When I was 26-years-old and he was 29-years-old, we met, we wanted a family, we wanted things together.
She continued: ‘As time goes by, we realize that we just wanted different things, and now we have a choice to make. That doesn’t mean you don’t love the person.
‘It just means that in order for you to be authentic and truly live the life that you want to live, you have to have somebody who can meet you in the middle, right? It’s a dance. It’s a balance.’
The supermodel – whose fashion career has seen a resurgence since her split from Brady – also furiously shut down any suggestion that she is ‘against football’, saying that she ‘loved’ watching her former husband on the field.
Supportive: In a Vanity Fair interview earlier this year, she described the speculation surrounding her split from Brady as ‘very hurtful,’ while insisting that she has only ever ‘wanted all his dreams to come true’
During her marriage to Brady, Bundchen took a step back from her high-profile career, leaving New York and moving to Boston, then Tampa, where her then-husband played for the Patriots and the Buccaneers, respectively.
Details of Bundchen and Brady’s divorce arrangement, particularly the details regarding the split of their $700 million shared fortune, have not been made public – however it’s understood that the pair are sharing custody of their two children, who have both been staying with their mom in Costa Rica for the past few weeks.
Prior to their divorce, it was revealed that Bundchen’s net worth was actually estimated to be higher than her husband’s; Brady was reportedly worth $333 million, while she had a suggested fortune of $400 million, thanks in large part to the many lucrative deals and campaigns she netted during her decades-long fashion career.
Despite their split, the former power couple are now appear to be on good terms, with Brady posting a glowing tribute to his ex-wife on Mother’s Day.
The former sports star took to social media to praise Bundchen, as well as his ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan and his mom Galynn.
Alongside a series of throwback photographs, Tom wrote on Instagram: ‘Happy Mothers Day to all these amazing women who have given our family so much throughout their lives.
The NFL icon added, ‘Thank you all for your love, compassion and kindness, and for setting such an amazing example for all of our little ones.
‘We are all so grateful for your support and helping us all achieve our dreams. I wish all the mothers in the world a special day with the people that love them the most.’
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