Gisele Bündchen’s muscular jiu-jitsu instructor was photographed in Miami after spending time in Costa Rica with the supermodel.
Photos acquired by Page Six show that Joaquim Valente was all smiles when he met up with a group of buddies for lunch at Houston’s in North Miami Beach on Thursday.
The model was dressed in an all-green ensemble consisting of a top with long sleeves and slacks. The ensemble was completed with white sneakers and a black watch.
Following her shock divorce from Tom Brady after 13 years of marriage, Bündchen, 42, and Valente have been linked together.
This week, the couple was pictured dining at Koji in the province of Puntarenas with her two daughters, Benjamine, 12, and Vivian, 9, as well as Jordan, Valente’s co-trainer.
A Brazilian gossip website claims that the two are dating, but a source told Page Six that these accusations are “absolutely false.”
Last year, Bündchen and Valente participated for a racy photo shoot for Dust magazine, in which she expressed her admiration for the ancient martial art.
“I have always been a seeker and a person with an insatiable desire to go deeper. “I actually met Joaquim because of my son,” she revealed.
“A friend told me about the Valente brothers’ martial arts school, and since I wanted to steer my almost-teenage son in the correct direction, I felt he would be interested.
“To be completely honest, I wasn’t even contemplating it for myself at first. But after bringing him to his first lesson and speaking with Joaquim, I discovered that it was much more than self-defense and got intrigued by the philosophy.”
The Victoria’s Secret Angel noted that jiu-jitsu has allowed her to “grow and become the best version of myself.”
Page Six previously alleged that photographs of Bündchen and Valente were intended to convey a message to her estranged spouse, despite the fact that insiders insist the two are not dating.
“It appears Gisele is strutting her stuff and showing Tom what he’s missing,” said a family source.