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Report: Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen have hired divorce lawyers

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Tom Brady Gisele Bundchen

Tom Brady's off-field troubles weren't overstated, it appears.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback and his wife, supermodel/activist Gisele Bundchen, reportedly have both hired divorce lawyers. The story was first reported by The New York Post's Page Six on Tuesday and has since been confirmed by NBC News.

Brady took an unprecedented 11-day hiatus during the preseason and reportedly spent that time with his family in the Bahamas. Shortly after his return, he hinted at the struggles of balancing family and football, telling reporters, "I'm 45 years old, man. There's a lot of s--- going on."

Brady has two children with Gisele -- Benjamin, age 14, and Vivian, age 9 -- as well as a 15-year-old son, Jack, from his previous relationship with actress Bridget Moynihan. Reports this offseason suggested that Bundchen was upset with Brady's decision to return for a 23rd NFL season after announcing his retirement in early February.

Brady and Bundchen have been married since 2009.