Dick Vitale believes it is not too late for Tom and Gisele.
The venerable ESPN college basketball personality tweeted Monday morning that he was hopeful Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen could get back together after a break, as Sylvester Stallone and his wife, Jennifer Flavin, did recently.
Asked by The Post to elaborate on his thoughts, Vitale explained why he felt from afar that the relationship is salvageable.
“I have simply seen many pics over the years of the fantastic passion in the open they demonstrated with each other & the love they both have for their young children,” Vitale wrote in a text message. “Thus I hope ultimately they can sit down with a professional & work out their differences.”
Brady and Bündchen finalized their divorce last week after more than 13 years of marriage. They have a son and daughter together, and Brady has another son from a previous relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan.
In the text message, Vitale pointed out that none of the typical factors that end marriages appear to have been at play here.
“Tom playing football should not end a marriage of two people that have shown so much LOVE FOR EACH OTHER,” he wrote. “Yes I hope they can find a way to resolve their differences. Heck usually the end happens due to a 3rd party/ drugs-alcohol/ financial stress etc.
“I am not in anyway an expert or have any inside info – just know what I have read of this soap opera AS THE WORLD OF GISELE & TOM spins & I am hoping for a reconciliation that brings them & their children loads of HEALTH & HAPPINESS .”
He then described his own experience of a successful marriage: “Oh I have been married 51 years, and my wife Lorraine is my BEST FRIEND.”