She's 42 years old. Bundchen "wasn't thrilled" with her husband's decision to take a break in professional sports earlier in the year,

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"There's a lot of tension. She was so happy when he announced his retirement, and she wasn't thrilled at all when he went back on that."

"They're hitting a rough patch," the insider says. "But I know they're trying, or at least he's trying, to figure it out and make it work. He wants to get through this and for things to get better."

Rumors of a conflict between the couple grew following the news that Brady was exempted from training in the Buccaneers in the month of June "to deal with some personal things,"

head coach Todd Bowles said during a press conference that took place at the time. Based on Bowles, Brady and the team had a

discussion about the reason for his absence prior to the beginning of the training camps in the month of July.

"Everyone has different situations they're dealing with, and we all have unique challenges to our lives," Brady stated to reporters. "I'm 45 years old, man."

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"There's a lot of s--- going on, so you just have to try and figure out life the best you can. You know, it's a continuous process," He continued.