AceShowbiz - Gisele Bundchen has an important message for her fans. When reflecting on the "heartbreak" following her divorce from Tom Brady, the supermodel encouraged her online devotees to spread kindness to others.
Making use of Instagram over the weekend, the 43-year-old a photo of herself basking in the sun on a beach in a black swimsuit. She began her caption, "Everyone we meet has faced or is facing challenges in life that we know nothing about. We don't see the silent struggles, the fear, the obstacles, the heartbreaks, or their daily ups and downs."
"As we go about our daily routine, we may miss seeing someone needing a simple, kind word or gesture," the mom of two added. "I believe an act of kindness sparks more kindness, and this is what we most need in the world today."
Gisele, who also posted the message in Portuguese, previously admitted that going through a separation is difficult. "It's been very tough on my family. It's been a lot, in every area of my life. I feel like whenever it rains, it pours," she told PEOPLE. "With all the different twists and turns that life takes, all we can do is the best we can given what happens in our surroundings."
In September, the Brazilian beauty opened up about how she was blindsided by the split. She told Lee Cowan in a "CBS News Sunday Morning", "(Our split was) not what I dreamed of and what I hoped for."
"My parents have been married for 50 years, and I really wanted that to happen," Gisele continued. "But I think you have to accept, you know, sometimes that the way you are in your 20s, its sometimes you grow together, sometimes you grow apart." She added she is "so grateful" for their relationship because it resulted in two "wonderful" children, saying, "He's the father of my kids, so I always wish him the best."
Gisele and Tom announced their break-up in a joint statement that said, "We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time spent together." The model has promised to support Tom's oldest child, 16-year-old son Jack, whose mother is actress Bridget Moynahan, 52.