Gisele Bundchen slipped into a cheeky string bikini for a date with jiu jitsu Joaquim Valente in Miami on Saturday, fueling rumors of a steamy 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 model, who recently auctioned off one of her Stella McCartney dresses, opted for a black bikini top that showed off her toned midsection and chiseled arms.
The 5ft 11in stunner also donned a matching bottom that showed off her legs.
The former Victoria’s Secret angel accessorized a pair of sunglasses that gave her a slightly darker look.
Hanging out: Gisele Bundchen was spotted on a paddleboard trip with her alleged boyfriend, Joaquim Valente, in Miami on Saturday
Valente donned a pair of olive green trunks and a trucker hat during the paddleboard trip.
Bundchen and the jiu-jitsu instructor were first linked in November last year, when they accompanied each other on 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.
Asked about the status of her relationship with him, she said Vanity Fair’s April issue: “I think at this point, unfortunately, because I’m divorced, I’m sure they’ll try to tie me up to anything.”
Bundchen in the interview praised Valente and her siblings, whom she met while training at their jiu-jitsu center.
“They’re great people,” she said. “They created this safe space. I’m so grateful to know them all, because not only have they helped me and my children, but they’ve become great friends, and Joaquim in particular.
Bundchen and Valente have been spotted spending time together on 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 exploding rumors that she gave the soccer pro a ultimatum forcing him to choose their relationship over his athletic career.
Having fun: The 42-year-old model flashed a broad smile and donned a shape-revealing outlet as she pushed herself along the city’s waterways as she hung out with the jiu- jitsu
Swimwear: The fashion industry personality opted for a black bikini top that showed off her toned waist and chiseled arms
Keeping consistent: Bundchen also donned a matching bottom that showed off her impressively sculpted legs
Glasses: The former Victoria’s Secret angel accessorized with a pair of sunglasses that gave her a slightly darker look
Beautiful locks: much of her gorgeous golden hair peeks out from under her wide-brimmed hat
Start strong: Bundchen and the jiu-jitsu instructor were initially linked in November last year, when they accompanied each other on a trip to Costa Rica
In the Vanity Fair interview, she described the speculation surrounding her split from Brady as “very hurtful”, while insisting that she never “wanted all her dreams to come true”.
“Listen, I always cheered him on and I will keep going 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 realize and conquer. I want all his dreams to come true. This is what I really want from the bottom of my heart.
While vehemently denying that her divorce had anything to do with Tom’s decision to turn around on retirement from the NFL, Gisele – who added the split has been ‘like a death and a rebirth’ – said their reason for splitting after 13 years of marriage were much more innocent, claiming the couple had simply ‘separated’ and realized they wanted ‘different things’.
“Sometimes you grow together; sometimes you break up,” she said. “When I was 26 and he was 29, we met, we wanted a family, we wanted things together.
“Over time, we realize we just wanted different things, and now we have a choice to make. It doesn’t mean you don’t like the person. It just means that for you to be authentic and truly live the life you want to live, you have to have someone who can meet you in the middle, right? It’s a dance. It’s a balance.
The model – whose fashion career has seen a massive resurgence since splitting from Tom – also furiously shut down any suggestion she was ‘against football’, saying she ‘loved’ watching her ex-husband on field.
Upon marrying Tom, Gisele took a step back from her high-profile career, leaving New York and moving to Boston and then Tampa, where her then-husband played for the Patriots and Buccaneers respectively.
Details of Gisele and Tom’s divorce arrangement, in particular details of how their shared $700million fortune will be split, have not been made public – but it is understood the couple share custody of their two children, both of whom have been staying with their mother in Costa Rica for the past few weeks.
Prior to their divorce, it was revealed that Gisele’s net worth was actually estimated to be higher than her husband’s; Tom was worth $333 million, while she had a suggested fortune of $400 million, largely thanks to the many lucrative deals and campaigns she landed during her long fashion career.
Despite their split, the former power couple now appear to be on good terms, with Brady paying a glowing tribute to his ex-wife on Mother’s Day.
The former sports star took to social media to praise Gisele, as well as his ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan and his mother Galynn.
Alongside a series of throwback photos, Tom wrote on Instagram: “Happy Mother’s Day to all those amazing women who have given so much to our family throughout their lives. Thank you all for your love, compassion and support. kindness, and for setting such an incredible example for all of our little ones. We are all so grateful for your support and helping us achieve our dreams. Wishing all the mothers in the world a special day with the people who love them the best. more.