"Tom and Gisele are in a fight right now," a source told Page Six. It was also unveiled that the model has been away from the family's Tampa Bay residence and in Costa Rica. The couple was said to have a "series of heated arguments" after the athlete canceled his retirement.
A second source explained, "There's been trouble in the marriage over his decision to un-retire. Gisele has always been the one with the kids." The informant went on to note, "They had agreed he would retire to focus on the family, then he changed his mind... They have a fiery relationship. Gisele is a bit hot-headed - she has that Brazilian heat!"
Tom announced his return in March, just two months after confirming his retirement. "These past two months I've realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it's not now," he declared at that time. "I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I'm coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG."
However, Tom missed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers training camp in the first two weeks. When he showed up for the preseason debut in the exhibition final on August 27, he explained that the reason behind his absence, "It's all personal."
"You know, everyone has got different situations they're dealing with so we all have really unique challenges to our lives," he added. You know. I'm 45 years old, man. There's a lot of s**t going on. So you've just got to try to figure out life the best you can. You know, it's a continuous process."