NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: Co-Chairperson Gisele Bundchen attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

The ink has barely dried on Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady’s divorce papers, but already the supermodel is living it up in Costa Rica, as she very well should be. After years of putting her life and career on hold at the expense of her husband’s, it looks like Bündchen, alongside fellow recently single women Emily Ratajkowski and Julia Fox, is entering her version of Ratajkowski’s ‘Bitch Era.’ That is, focusing on herself first.

Fresh off the back of publicly announcing her and Brady’s separation after 13 years of marriage, the 42-year-old has been photographed on vacation in Costa Rica with her two children, Benjamin (12) and Vivian (9), and her jiu-jitsu instructor Joaquim Valente.

The foursome were spotted by Page Six having dinner in Koji in Provincia de Puntarenas, for which Bündchen wore a relaxed outfit made up of a cropped long-sleeve grey top and baggy navy blue trousers.

While the outlet notes it’s unclear when Bündchen and Valente met, the supermodel did a shoot for Dust magazine with Valente and his brothers, Pedro Valente and Giu Valente, in 2021.

A year later, Bündchen began taking lessons from the brothers, calling them “awesome teachers” on Instagram in February. “I believe the more tools we have in our toolbox the better,” Bündchen wrote at the time, alongside a Instagram video of her showing off her new skills.

“I feel stronger, more confidence and empowered since I started practicing self-defense. I feel it’s an important skill for all, but specially for us women.”

“Thank you @ValenteBrothers for … making training so much fun,” she continued. “I am looking forward to keep improving. Let’s go!” Brady reacted to the video on Twitter at the time, writing, “My days of leaving dishes in the sink are numbered.”

Despite Page Six writing that the pair’s relationship is “romantic,” none of the photos captured show them exhibiting any kind of PDA that would prove they’re more than just friends on holiday. Furthermore, the inclusion of Bündchen and Brady’s children so soon into their parent’s separation would seem to hint at the opposite: friends on holiday, who clearly know each other’s families. Or, then again, Bündchen and Brady could have been broken up for a long time behind the scenes.

Either way, a Costa Rican holiday for Bündchen with a hot friend (or date), we truly do love to see.

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