Gisele Bündchen’s muscular jiu-jitsu instructor has been spotted out and about in Miami ever since he spent time with the supermodel in Costa Rica.
joaquim valente He was all smiles as he met a group of friends for lunch at Houston’s in North Miami Beach on Thursday, according to photos obtained by Page Six.
The model wore an all-green outfit consisting of a long-sleeved top and pants. She paired the look with white sneakers and a black watch.
Bündchen, 42, and Valente have since been linked his surprise parted Tom Brady after 13 years of marriage.
Earlier this week, the couple was photographed sharing a meal at Koji in the Puntarenas Province, along with their two children, Benjamine, 12, and Vivian, 9, and Valente’s co-trainer, Jordan.
A Brazilian gossip site alleges the two are an item, however a source told Page Six that the relationship rumors are “completely false”.
The source explained that “Joaquim and his two brothers have been instructing Gisele and the children in martial arts for the past year and a half” and are traveling with the model and her family “because the children are home schooled.”
Bündchen and Valente even posed for a sexy photo shoot for Dust magazine last year, in which he spoke of his love for the ancient martial art.
“I have always been a seeker and a curious person who always wants to dive deeper. It is actually thanks to my son that I met Joaquim,” she shared.
“I have a friend who told me about the Valente brothers and their martial arts school, and since I wanted to guide my almost-teenage son in the right direction, I thought you might be interested in this.
“At first, I wasn’t even considering it myself, to be honest with you. But when I took him to the first class and started talking to Joaquim, I realized that it was much more than self-defense and I became interested in philosophy.”
The Victoria’s Secret angel added that jiu-jitsu has given her a “path to develop and become the best version of myself.”
Page Six previously reported that although sources insist Bündchen is not dating 30-something Valente, the photos of the two were designed to send a message to her estranged husband.
“It certainly looks like Gisele is showing off and showing Tom what he’s missing,” a family source shared.