Gisele Bündchen’s muscled jiu-jitsu instructor has been spotted in Miami since spending time with the supermodel in Costa Rica.
Joaquim Valente was all smiles as he met up with a group of friends for lunch at Houston’s in North Miami Beach on Thursday, according to photos obtained by Page Six.
The model was wearing an all-green outfit which consisted of a long-sleeved top and pants. He paired the look with white sneakers and a black watch.
Bündchen, 42, and Valente have been linked together following her surprise split from Tom Brady after 13 years of marriage.
Earlier this week, the twosome was photographed sharing a meal at Koji in Provincia de Puntarenas, along with her two children, Benjamine, 12, and Vivian 9, and Valente’s co-trainer Jordan.
A Brazilian gossip site alleges that the two are an item, however, a source told Page Six that the rumors of a relationship are “completely false.”
The source explained that “Joaquim and his two brothers have instructed Gisele and the children in martial arts for the past year and a half” and they travel with the model and her family “because the kids are homeschooled.”
Bündchen and Valente even posed for a sexy photo shoot for Dust magazine last year, in which she spoke of her love for the ancient martial art.
“I have always been a seeker and a curious person who always wants to dive deeper. It’s actually because of my son that I met Joaquim,” she shared.
“I have a friend who told me about the Valente brothers and their martial art school, and since I wanted to steer my almost teenage son in the right direction, I thought he might be interested in this.
“Initially I wasn’t even considering it for myself, to be honest with you. But when I brought him to the first class and started talking with Joaquim, I realized that it was much more than self defense and became interested in the philosophy.”
The Victoria’s Secret Angel added that jiu-jitsu has given her a “path to develop and become the best version of myself.”
Page Six previously reported, that although sources insist Bündchen is not dating the thirty-something Valente, photos of the two of them were designed to send a message to her estranged husband.
“It certainly looks like Gisele is showing off — and showing Tom what he’s missing,” a family source shared.