Noting that the Brazilian supermodel is "going through a lot right now," an insider spilled to a news publication that she is managing to keep her head held high during this time thanks to the support of her five sisters, particularly her fraternal twin Patricia.
"Gisele has been spending a ton of time connecting with family, exercising, meditating, and spending time with her kids," said the source of Bündchen and Brady's two children, Ben, 12, and Violet, 9. Brady also has a 15-year-old son, Jack, from his previous relationship with his ex Bridget Moynahan.
Given that “Gisele is incredibly close with her sisters, particularly her twin sister Pati," the brunette beauty has "been able to open up to about all of this," explained the source. "Gisele feels a special bond with Pati and they communicate multiple times a day."
Added the source of her fraternal twin: "Not only because Pati is her spokesperson and manager, but as her sister, so they always know what’s going on in each other’s lives."
Rumors of trouble in paradise for the former Victoria's Secret Angel and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback began to swirl over the summer when he missed 11 days of training camp due to "personal reasons," as he explained at the time.
And as their alleged marital woes play out in the media, Bündchen has been leaning on Patricia, as well as their four other sisters, Gabriela, Rafaela, Graziela and Raquel, now more than ever.
"Gisele feels so grateful and blessed to have her sisters in her life because these are the times they show just how much they care," continued the source. "They’ve absolutely been there for her in every way."
They added, "Gisele doesn’t know what she’d do without her sisters. They mean everything to her."
OK! reported Bündchen and Brady hired divorce lawyers to see what a split would look like, with an insider claiming, "they are ready for a fight" — but not over custody of their children."Things are very nasty between Tom and Gisele because of the lawyers. Tom and Gisele are not battling over the kids, they both want joint custody."
It's been reported that the two have been butting heads for months over the pro athlete's decision to un-retire, considering Bündchen put her career on pause for years to be there for their family. "Gisele has always been the one with the kids. They had agreed he would retire to focus on the family, then he changed his mind," explained a source.
Hollywood Life talked to the source about Bündchen's sisters.