Gisele Bündchen and her “trainer”
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Hello and welcome to Gossip Time, a weekly guide to the stars by Allie Jones. This week: a model vacations with her trainer, an old celebrity couple reconciles, and Hilary Duff makes a shocking revelation.
It has been three months since Gisele Bündchen officially said bye bye and obrigada to her husband of 13 years, Tom Brady. Since then, Brady, 45, lost in the NFL playoffs and has been literally cursing every time someone asks him what he’s going to do next. By contrast, Bündchen, 42, has been having the time of her life. She launched a campaign for Louis Vuitton, bought a $12 million mansion in Miami, and has been spending a lot of time on vacation with her “trainer.”
His name is Joaquim Valente, and he’s a jiu-jitsu instructor who runs a training program in Miami with his brothers. Bündchen and Valente were first spotted on vacation together in Costa Rica in November, just a few days after Brady and Bündchen announced their divorce. At the time, a source denied to Page Six that Bündchen and Valente were dating. “Joaquim and his two brothers have instructed Gisele and the children in martial arts for the past year and a half,” the source said, adding, confusingly, that he “travels with the family when they’re out of town because the kids are homeschooled.”
Bündchen’s kids need daily jiu-jitsu lessons on vacation? Okay, sure.
This week, Bündchen and Valente were spotted in Costa Rica together again, and the kids were not with them. The pair were photographed horseback riding on the beach and going on a run while sharing a pair of AirPods. To me, that suggests a level of intimacy beyond the typical trainer-trainee relationship.
People, perhaps, is helping Bündchen slowly roll out this relationship to the public. A source told the tabloid this week that “Gisele adores and trusts Joaquim and has been spending a lot of time with him, but I don't think it's a traditional dating scenario. They have a deep personal relationship, and he is a teacher to her and the kids. Whether or not it will ever become more than that rests on the table."
Whatever happens, at least they’re having fun:
Bündchen is not the only one on vacation with a new romantic interest. This week, both Emily Ratajkowski and Pete Davidson were spotted making out on beaches with new partners after “dating” each other for five minutes last fall. Ratajkowski was with comedian Eric Andre in the Cayman Islands — you can click here for a video of the two of them rubbing their noses together like babies.
Davidson, meanwhile, was photographed making out with his Bodies Bodies Bodies co-star Chase Sui Wonders in Hawaii. A source told People, “Pete and Chase Sui have been hanging out and having fun. It doesn't seem like a long-term thing though.” Yep.
Also potentially moving on from a breakup is Harry Styles. While his recent ex-girlfriend Olivia Wilde is at the gym, Styles has been hanging out in London with his rumored ex-girlfriend from high school, a gal named Ellis Calcutt. Styles fans seem to be freaking out about this, but according to her Instagram, she’s engaged to someone else. Oh well, here they are together:
The most concerning reunion this week, however, is that of Robin Wright and Sean Penn. The formerly married couple were spotted together for the first time in years returning from a trip at LAX. Since then, they’ve been bopping around L.A. together, and sources are telling People that they “get along great.” Oh dear. Both of them are single, at least: Wright filed for divorce from her third husband, Clement Giraudet, last fall, and Penn split with his third wife, Vincent D’Onofrio’s daughter Leila George, last spring.
Speaking of reunited exes, J.Lo has a new rom-com coming out this weekend, which means we’re getting more updates than usual about her perfect life with Ben Affleck. The couple was photographed walking into Affleck’s daughter Seraphina’s school concert this week, and guess what: Jennifer Garner was there, too. Everyone gets along :)
Noticeably absent, however, was Garner’s ghost boyfriend “John Miller.” According to Us Weekly, Garner is still totally dating the robotic burger chain CEO despite the fact that they are never photographed together. “Jennifer adores John and still sees a long-term future with him,” a source told the tabloid. “There’s no desire on her part to slow things down, spend less time together or anything like that. She’s just decided after a lot of thought that she’s just not in a hurry to rush down the aisle just yet and that she feels perfectly happy cherishing and enjoying what they have — for now — without a formal label.”
Sounds like a great relationship!
STUFF BY HILARY DUFF: Hilary Duff revealed on Watch What Happens Live! last night that she never watched Laguna Beach, despite the fact that she sang its theme song.
Finally, I’ll leave you with the news that Kylie Jenner changed her baby’s name from Wolf to Aire:
I’m sure she had a good reason.
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