Breaking Down Tom Brady and Irina Shayk’s Surprising Connections: Relationship Before Romance: Exes Work and More

Tom Brady and Irina Shayk seemingly have a lot in common — even before the pair were romantically linked.

Shayk was spotted leaving Brady’s home on Saturday, The same day, Brady was seen caressing Shayk’s face in photos obtained by Page Six. Neither Shayk nor Brady addressed their relationship status at the time.

Before connecting, the duo had high-profile relationships of their own. Shayk famously dated Bradley Cooper — with whom she shares daughter Lea — before they split in 2019. Brady, for his part, was married to Gisele Bündchen whom he divorced in 2022. Brady and Bündchen are the proud parents of son Benjamin and daughter Vivian. (Brady also shares son Jack with ex Bridget Moynahan.)

Both Shayk and Bündchen were Victoria’s Secret models at different points in their careers. Bündchen got her start with the lingerie brand in 1999 and was a staple in the iconic fashion show for years. In 2006, she left the brand after seven years.

Shayk, for her part, primarily worked as a catalog model for Victoria’s Secret. However, she did walk in the company’s fashion show in 2016 while she was six months pregnant with her and Cooper’s daughter.

Both Shayk and Bündchen also modeled for the lingerie brand Intimissimi at points in their career.
Shayk’s former partner Cooper starred alongside Garner in the 2001 hit series, Alias. Since the show’s cancellation in 2006, Cooper and Garner have remained close friends. Garner was married to Affleck before they split in 2015 and finalized their divorce in 2018. As many fans know, Affleck is a supporter of the New England Patriots, whom Brady played for 20 seasons. During his tenure with the Patriots, Affleck and Brady met several times and gushed over one another on numerous occasions

“I was like, ‘Oh my God, so great to meet you. You’re the king of Boston,’ and he goes, ‘No way, you’re the king of Boston.’ The king thinks I’m the king. … I realized then that I loved him,” Affleck reflected during a March 2020 interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

However, Brady and Affleck’s bromance is seemingly not as strong as it once was after the NFL star left Boston to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020.

In 2018, Brady and the Patriots faced off against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII. Cooper — a Philly sports fan — and Shayk attended the big game and rooted for the Eagles. Brady and his team ultimately lost the game, and pics of Shayk decked out in green are resurfacing amid the new romance

Before Shayk dated Cooper, she was in a long-term relationship with Ronaldo from 2009 to 2015. In March 2022, Brady — who had recently announced his retirement from football — met the soccer star while visiting the Manchester United stadium, and the athletes posed for a photo. Tom Brady and Shayk started dating same day, Brady announced he was going to continue to play football before retiring for good the following year.

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