Gisele Bündchen and trainer Joaquim Valente ride horses together in Costa Rica

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Maybe they’re just horsing around.

Gisele Bündchen and her trainer Joaquim Valente were photographed riding horses together during a getaway in Costa Rica on Tuesday.

The supermodel, 42, was seen flashing a big smile as she trotted around on horseback next to Valente.

Bündchen was dressed casually in jeans and a green tank top and looked effortlessly stunning as her long golden tresses blew in the wind.

Meanwhile, the jiu-jitsu instructor wore a blue T-shirt, jeans and a backward baseball hat.

The pair first sparked dating rumors when they were spotted enjoying a dinner date in Costa Rica in November 2022.

Bündchen looked gleeful as she galloped around with her trainer.

Gisele Bündchen and Joaquim Valente on horses.
Bündchen looked gleeful as she galloped around with her trainer.


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Gisele Bündchen and Joaquim Valente on horses.
Bündchen looked gleeful as she galloped around with her trainer.

Gisele Bündchen and Joaquim Valente on horses.
Bündchen looked gleeful as she galloped around with her trainer.


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However, a source told Page Six at the time that the duo is “strictly platonic and professional.”

“Joaquim and his two brothers have instructed Gisele and the children in martial arts for the past year and a half,” the insider said, while another source shared that he travels “with the family when they’re out of town because the kids are homeschooled.”

Gisele Bündchen on a horse.
The model looked stunning in jeans and a green tank top.

Gisele Bündchen on a horse.
The model looked stunning in jeans and a green tank top.


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Gisele Bündchen walking outside.
The model looked stunning in jeans and a green tank top.


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But lately, they have been spending lots of time together, further fueling speculation that the two could be more than just friends. Just last week, Bündchen and Valente were spotted on a sweaty run together.

And a source recently claimed that a relationship between the pair isn’t entirely out of the question.

Joaquim Valente and Gisele Bündchen on horses.
The martial arts instructor was dressed in a blue T-shirt, jeans and a baseball cap.
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“Gisele adores and trusts [Joaquim] and has been spending a lot of time with him, but I don’t think it’s a traditional dating scenario,” an insider told People last week. “They have a deep personal relationship, and he is a teacher to her and the kids. Whether or not it will ever become more than that rests on the table.”

Joaquim Valente and Gisele Bündchen doing jiu-jitsu.
Valente has trained the former Victoria’s Secret model in jiu-jitsu.

Joaquim Valente and Gisele Bündchen doing jiu-jitsu.
Valente has trained the former Victoria’s Secret model in jiu-jitsu.


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If things do take off between the mom of two and the fitness guru, it would be her first relationship since finalizing her divorce from Tom Brady in October 2022.

Bündchen and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, 45, ended things last year after 13 years of marriage. The former couple shares two kids: Benjamin, 13, and Vivian, 10. Brady also is also a dad to 15-year-old son Jack, with ex-partner Bridget Moynahan.

Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen and their kids.
Bündchen shares two kids with ex-husband, Tom Brady.

Gisele Bündchen and her two kids smiling.
Bündchen shares two kids with ex-husband, Tom Brady.


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Tom Brady and two of his kids.
Bündchen shares two kids with ex-husband, Tom Brady.


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Page Six broke the news last year that Bündchen and Brady got into an epic fight and their marriage really crumbled when the athlete decided to un-retire.

“Gisele has always been the one with the kids,” a source said at the time. “They had agreed he would retire to focus on the family, then he changed his mind.”

A selfie of Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady.
The supermodel and NFL star finalized their divorce in October 2022.
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Despite the split, it seems that Bündchen is better than ever and even returned to modeling.

But the same can’t be said of Brady, who made headlines this week when he went on an expletive-filled rant when he was questioned about how the rest of his football career will play out.

Tensions may still be high between Brady and Bündchen, who toured an elite Miami private school for their children separately this week.

Still, co-parenting seems like a top priority for the exes as Bündchen recently purchased an $11.5 million mansion across from Brady’s compound.


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