Gisele Bündchen Opens Up About Her Divorce from Tom Brady: 'It's Not What I Hoped For'

"I just think now I'm allowing myself to come out as Gisele versus as 'her,'" the supermodel says during an upcoming interview with CBS News Sunday Morning

<p>Michael Loccisano/Getty Images</p> Gisele Bündchen attends the Gaia Herbs launch event in New York City

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Gisele Bündchen attends the Gaia Herbs launch event in New York City

Gisele Bündchen doesn't live with regrets.

In an upcoming sit-down interview from her home in Costa Rica airing on CBS News Sunday Morning  on Sept. 24, the supermodel, author, entrepreneur and mom, 43, shared how she's working on liberating herself and where she stands with ex-husband Tom Brady following their divorce last year after 13 years of marriage. 

“I think it’s not what I dreamed of and what I hoped for. My parents have been married for 50 years, and I really wanted that to happen,” Bündchen tells CBS' Lee Cowan of her relationship with the retired NFL icon. “But I think you have to accept you know sometimes that the way you are in your 20s, it’s sometimes you grow together, sometimes you grow apart.”

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“He’s the father of my kids,” she continued, referencing their son Benjamin, 13, and their daughter Vivian, 10. “So I always wish him the best, and I’m so grateful that he gave me wonderful children.”

Bündchen said that she’s in a “different place” in her life in which she’s able to focus on what she desires. “I think before I was more surviving, and now I’m living, which is different.”

Since January, she’s certainly made a comeback for herself, fronting a major campaign for Louis Vuitton, returning to Victoria’s Secret and walking the 2023 Met Gala carpet, which marked the first time she’s attended the event without Brady, 46, since 2008.

Matt Winkelmeyer/MG18/Getty Images Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady at the 2018 Met Gala
Matt Winkelmeyer/MG18/Getty Images Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady at the 2018 Met Gala

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She’s also stepping outside of fashion, delving into more grounding projects like her role as Gaia Herbs’s first wellness ambassador and launching on her debut cookbook Nourish, available for pre-order now.

Wellness is what kept Bündchen intact as she privately dealt with two ailing parents and uprooted her and her kids’ lives to move to Tampa Bay, Fla.

“It's been very tough on my family. It's been a lot — in every area of my life,” she told PEOPLE exclusively in a revealing interview this month. “I feel like whenever it rains, it pours. With all the different twists and turns that life takes, all we can do is the best we can given what happens in our surroundings.”

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Meditation, daily exercise (“I work out every single day,” she says, noting a mix of walks, yoga and weights) and a dedication to wellness through nutrition keep her centered.

Over time, she’s learned how important it is to prioritize herself or, how she phrases it, “put the oxygen mask on you first.” And she wants other women, especially moms, to know that self-care isn’t selfish.

She told PEOPLE: “No one is going to do it for you. The only person that's going to make those choices is you. Because ultimately, you're the first person who's going to be impacted by it. But then, it's your children, it's your husband, it's your family.”

Watch Bündchen's entire interview with Lee Cowan for CBS News Sunday Morning on Sept. 24 at 9 a.m. ET on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+. 

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