Tom Brady and Irina Shayk‘s alleged new romance didn’t exactly come out of nowhere. After the retired NFL star, 43, and the Russian model, 37, hung out together in Los Angeles on July 21 and July 22, a source told Entertainment Tonight that the pair knew each other already. “Tom and Irina have run in the same circle for a while and have always gotten along great,” the insider shared.
Furthermore, the ET source said that the pair actually “spent time together” in June at Joe Nahmad and Madison Headrick‘s wedding in Sardinia. The insider claimed that Tom and Irina “hit it off” at the wedding and stayed in touch afterwards. “The two have been talking for about a month and have enjoyed their time together,” the source said, adding that the romance is “not too serious.”
Tom and Irina sparked romance rumors when TMZ released photos of the pair hanging out in Tom’s car at his LA home on Friday, July 21. The publication reported that Tom picked Irina up from Hotel Bel-Air and brought her to his LA home, where she allegedly stayed the night, TMZ further claimed that the athlete and the model continued to hang out the following day, on Saturday, July 22. HollywoodLife reached out to Tom’s rep for comment, but we haven’t heard back.
The rumors of Tom-Irina ‘s relationship started after the wedding in June, where Irina was supposedly “throwing herself” at Tom, according to TMZ. However, Irina’s rep shut down the report, which came from Page Six, in a statement to the Daily Mail on June 11. “This story is completely false. It is a totally malicious and fictional account of the evening,” the rep said.
The same month that Irina started spending time with Tom, Irina was seen with her ex Bradley Cooper, 48, in NYC, giving fans hope that the two were reconciling. Irina and the Oscar nominee stepped out in the Big Apple with their six-year-old daughter, Lea, on June 1. The month prior, they reunited at the 2023 Met Gala. Irina and Bradley and Irina split in 2019 after four years together.
Tom, meanwhile, has been enjoying the single life since he split from his wife of 13 years, Gisele Bundchen, 43, in October 2022. Recently, he’s been the subject of relationship rumors, with reports claiming he struck up a romance with Kim Kardashian at Michael Rubin‘s annual 4th of July party in the Hamptons.