Gisele Bundchen “adores” Joaquin Valente, but they’re not dating.
The 42-year-old model, who was previously married to footballer Tom Brady and has sons Benjamin, 13, and daughter Vivienne, 10, is said to have been close to alcoholism since they split late last year – jiu-jitsu coach Joaquim, but the two are also reportedly hesitant to label their relationship as anything.
A source told PEOPLE: “Giselle adores and trusts [Joaquim] Spent a lot of time with him, but I don’t think it’s a traditional dating scene. They have a deep personal relationship and he is her and the children’s teacher. Is it going to be more than what’s on the table. She focuses on her kids, her health and her job. She is happy and doing a great job. “
Said: “Any suggestion that Gisele’s relationship with Joaquim Valente is not strictly platonic and professional is absurd. Not only is it completely false, it is absurd!”
Just a month after finalizing her divorce from Tom last November, a source said Gisele and her children had been pupils of Joaquim and his brother for over a year and that when they were away they would be with their families travel.
“Joaquim and his two brothers have been instructing Gisele and the kids in martial arts for the past year and a half. Jordan and Joaquim travel with the family when they’re out of town, as the kids are homeschooled,” the source said.
The comments came hours after the “Taxi” actress was spotted leaving Koji restaurant in Puntarenas province with her children and Joaquin, with sources telling Brazilian outlet Purepeople that the trainer was Giselle A new “selector” for .
Late last year, Giselle explained that she was taking a jiu-jitsu class taught by Joaquin, but at the time she pointed out that since learning the art of self-defense.
She wrote on Instagram: “I believe that the more tools we have in our toolbox, the better. Since I started practicing self defense, I feel stronger, more confident, more empowered. I think this is true for all An important skill, but especially for us women.”