The recent social media behavior of NFL legend Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen has sparked a heated debate about whether the couple, who divorced in October after 13 years of marriage, might reconcile.
According to psychologist Jo Hemmings, their online interactions, full of smiles and good times, could be viewed as a long-distance courtship ritual.
Hemmings, in an interview with The Sun, said, “The chance of reconciliation between Gisele and Tom is quite high, but it won’t happen overnight despite their impulsiveness at times.” She noted that the couple seems to be showing they can survive without each other while hinting that they’re not ready for completely separate lives.
One of the keys to deciphering their relationship, Hemmings suggests, lies in the cryptic messages accompanying their social media posts. “They’re clearly coping pretty well, but there is a sense of loss and sometimes loneliness — that they would flourish rather than simply cope if they were back together,” she said.
The initial conflict, according to Hemmings, arose from Brady’s desire to return to the NFL, and the couple will need to address and resolve these issues. She compares their situation to other famous couples who have split and reunited, emphasizing that the problems they faced seem to be a clash of priorities rather than issues of infidelity or falling out of love. “This means they can be resolved with compromise and consideration,” she said.
Hemmings believes that the tone of the couple’s future social media posts will provide insight into their relationship’s direction. “They are at the cryptic stage — Gisele, especially, is sending open-to-interpretation messages, which are giving her fans and followers hope,” she said.
As the couple works through their differences, Hemmings predicts we’ll see more posts featuring Tom and Gisele together as a family. Counseling or therapy may also come into play to help them find compromise and resolution.
The speculation about a potential reunion comes as Gisele has been spotted with billionaire Jeffrey Soffer, the ex-husband of model Elle Macpherson. Regardless of the outcome, it’s clear that fans and followers of the couple will be watching closely to see how their story unfolds.