Gisele Bundchen posts a birthday message to her sister with a photo from the wedding to Tom Brady

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen arrive at the 2019 Hollywood Science Gala at a private residence on February 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen arrive at the 2019 Hollywood Science Gala at a private residence on February 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

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Model Gisele Bundchen Sunday posted a birthday message For her Instagram storyto honor her sister Graziela Nonnenmacher Bündchen.

“Happy birthday to a true angel on earth! I love you so much sister!” The letter, translated from Portuguese, he said.

Image Graziela shows Bündchen’s sister in blue hugging the Brazilian model, 42, while Gisele pulls a funny face with a raised leg. Gisele used Instagram stickers to look like she’s holding a birthday cake and added animated hearts to the photo.

The Christmas post comes as sources are telling people that Bündchen and Brady “had a tough time” in their marriage.

13598,535. Gisele's sister's birthday.  Gisele Bundchen / Instagram

13598,535. Gisele’s sister’s birthday. Gisele Bundchen / Instagram

Gisele Bundchen / Instagram

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Brady and Gisele – who share a son Benjamin Rain12, and his daughter Lake Vivian9 years with the son of a quarterback John “Jack” Edward14, who he shares with his ex Bridget Moynahan He has been married for 13 years after meeting through friends. couple knot knot A month after their engagement in an intimate ceremony on February 26, 2009, at Saint Monica’s Catholic Church in California.

Sources have revealed to PEOPLE that the pair are at odds over the Tampa Bay Buccaneer quarterback’s decision to play another season in the NFL – a choice that has led to “a lot of tension” between the longtime pair.

Over Labor Day Weekend, Brady and Gisele He seems to be spending some time away. Sources told PEOPLE that the model took Benjamin and Vivian to a water park in Florida, while Brady traveled to New York to watch his son Jack practice soccer.

A source close to Brady told PEOPLE that Gisele was “not happy” with her husband’s decision to end his retirement from professional football earlier this year after just two months.

“They hit a rough patch,” the insider continued. “But I know they’re trying, or at least trying, to figure it out and make it work. He wants to get over this and for things to get better.”

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A source from the Buccaneers told PEOPLE that there are no preparations for Gisele to attend her husband’s first game of the season, which is happening on Sunday.

“It’s always important when Gisele comes to watch the match, [but] “There is none of that yet for Sunday’s game,” the source said.

The source continued, “It’s a different feeling this year than last year. She was excited to be here, and we saw her around the corner.” “I’m not saying she can’t come, but there’s nothing in her place to be here for the first game of the regular season and that sounds weird.”

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The insider added that people don’t bring Gisele around Brady.

“Everyone here knows there’s tension, but we don’t know how serious it is. So we don’t talk to him about Gisele. It’s not a topic that anyone wants to bring up on him.”

Rumors of a rift between the spouses increased after Brady Exempted from training with pirates Last month “to deal with some personal stuff,” head coach Todd Bowles said during a press conference at the time. According to Bulls, Brady and the team Discuss absence Before the boot camp starts in July.

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Brady Talk about his absence From the team after finally returning 11 days later.

“Everyone has different situations to deal with, and we all have unique challenges in our lives,” Brady told reporters. “I’m 45, man.”

He continued, “There are a lot of things, so you just have to try to figure out life in the best possible way. You know, it’s an ongoing process.”

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