Brazilian fashion model Gisele Bündchen has been one of the highest-paid models in the world Since 2001.
In 2007, she was the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry and earned the top spot on Forbes’s top-earning models list in 2012. Soo after, in 2014, she was listed as the 89th Most Powerful Woman in the World by Forbes. But, did you know that lately, she happens to be also known for her muscled jiu-jitsu instructor, Joaquim Valente? In fact, she and Joaquim have also been linked together following her surprise split from Tom Brady after 13 years of marriage.
So, who is Joaquim Valente? Here’s everything you need to know about him.
Meet Joaquim Valente, Gisele Bündchen Rumored Boyfriend
Joaquim Valente was all smiles when he met up with a group of friends, including Gisele Bündchen, for lunch at Houston’s in North Miami Beach on 17 November 2022. Photos from the outing were obtained by Page Six. Gisele on this day was wearing an all-green outfit, a long-sleeved top, and pants, while Joaquim paired the look with white sneakers and a black watch. But, most importantly, these two were photographed sharing a meal at Koji in Provincia de Puntarenas. There were also Gisele’s two children, Benjamine, 12, and Vivian 9, and Valente’s co-trainer Jordan, enjoying the meal.
Also, the news about their romance emerged following Gisele’s surprise split from Tom Brady, whom she married on 26 February 2009. The two also welcomed two children, a son (born in 2009) and a daughter (born in 2012), into their lives. The divorce was finalized on 28 October 2022. Before that in December 2020, the couple reportedly bought a home in Indian Creek, Florida.
Anyway, back to Gisele-Joaquim romance rumors, a Brazilian gossip site alleges that the two are an item. But, a source conveyed on Page Six that the talks of a relationship are completely false. The source explained that Joaquim and his two brothers have instructed Gisele and her 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.
Yet, Page Six also previously reported, that although sources insist the model is not dating him, photos of the two of them were designed to send a message to her estranged husband.
This, even Gisele admitted that she met Joaquim because of her son. She said a friend of hers told her about the Valente brothers and their martial art school, and since she wanted to steer her almost teenage son in the right direction. And though she initially not considering it for herself, she soon realized that her time with Joaquim was much more than self-defense. She said he made her interested in philosophy.
Together, Gisele and her instructor even posed for a sexy photo shoot for Dust magazine last year.
Joaquim Valente Net Worth
Joaquim Valente’s net worth was approximately $4 million as of 2022.
On his LinkedIn, he introduces himself as one of the professors at their family-owned Valente Brothers Jiu-Jitsu.
Speaking of his education, from 2007 through 2011, Joaquim studied Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminology at Barry University.
Joaquim Valente Age
Because Joaquim Valente was born in 1989, he turned 33 years old in 2022.
His last name Valente, if you should know, means brave in Portuguese.
What Is Joaquim Valente’s Nationality?
Joaquim Valente in a Brazilian. He moved to Miami in 2007 to study criminology at Barry University where he quickly impressed everyone with his unique technique, outstanding teaching skills, and remarkable charisma.
Joaquim Valente Brother
So, Joaquim Valente is the youngest of Valente siblings. He was born after his brothers Pedro Jr. and Guilherme or Gui.
Pedro Jr. moved to the United States in order to attend the University of Miami School of Business Administration. He was 18 at the time. During this time Pedro was carefully prepared not only to live alone in America but also to introduce the art of jūjutsu in Miami. So, in 1993, Pedro received his Instructor Certification from the Gracie Academy and started teaching classes in Miami. The same organization is now regarded as the founding of the Valente Brothers in Miami, exactly 40 years after the Valente family joined the Academia Gracie in Rio de Janeiro. In 1995, with the instrumental assistance of Rorion and Royce Gracie, he founded a jūjutsu club at the University of Miami where he taught several students and faculty members.
In 1999, the other brother Gui also moved to South Florida to attend Barry University and help his brother with the Academy. The addition of Gui Valente to the school was instrumental in the tremendous growth that the academy would experience in the years to come.
Among the Valente brothers, it was Pedro Jr. who flew to Los Angeles to participate in a Royce Gracie seminar in 2010 where he taught some moves to the athletes, including Kaká and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Joaquim Valente Height
Joaquim Valente stands 6 feet and 2 inches in height.
When Is Joaquim Valente’s Birthday?
Joaquim Valente’s birthday is on November 7th. As a Scorpio born on this day, he is supposed to possess intelligence and spirituality in equal measure.
What Do We Know About Joaquim Valente’s Parents?
Joaquim Valente and his brothers Pedro and Gui were born into the jūjutsu tradition. They began learning jūjutsu from their father before they could walk. At the age of two, these brothers were already taking private lessons from Grandmaster Hélio Gracie. Growing up, they trained daily at the Gracie Academy in Rio de Janeiro.
Joaquim’s father, Pedro Sr., who is no more, always wanted his sons to learn jūjutsu as a complete fighting system. From a very young age, the Valente brothers also practiced striking and throwing techniques, boxing and jūdō.
So, in this way, the practice of jūjutsu has been passed on between three generations of the Valente family.
Joaquim’s father during a good part of his youth practiced it. That in turn helped him provide a powerful tool to cope with not only bullies but also as a source of confidence needed to become one of the most accomplished surgeons in Brazil. He passed away at the age of 78 in likely May 2016. Red Belt Pedro Sr. was a famous plastic surgeon. He also took part in several high-profile matches after five decades of training under the direct tutelage of Helio Gracie.
Is Joaquim Valente On Instagram?
Joaquim Valente was not on Instagram by 2022. But, he did own a Twitter account @JoaquimValente with 1,017 followers as of 20 November 2022. He seemed to drop his tweets here from time to time.