Gisele Bündchen has been publicly supported for the first time at one of her events by new boyfriend Joaquim Valente.

The 43-year-old supermodel – who split from her NFL player husband Tom, 46, in 2022 after they married in 2009 – was seen kissing her martial artist instructor lover Joaquim on a Valentine’s Day date in Miami, but his surprise appearance at the launch of her new cookbook ‘Nourish’ in the city on Wednesday (28.03.24) is another step forward in their budding relationship.

Joaquim was seen “rushing into” the event at The Hub in Miami Beach, according to Page Six, which said a fellow guest had recorded the Brazilian jiu-jitsu teacher taking his seat in the audience.

The outlet added Gisele went on to tell the crowd about her recipes and gave a rare insight into her personal life.

It said the former Victoria’s Secret Angel was asked by one fan what she likes to eat after a “hard day or break-up” – and she replied: “Ice cream!”

The mum-of-two has moved to Miami in the wake of her October 2022 divorce from Tom, and told fans at her launch she wishes she had moved to South Florida “10 years ago”.

She then said Joaquim and his siblings, Pedro Valente and Gui Valente – who are known as the Valente Brothers – taught her the techniques of “food spacing” and “food combining” to stay on top of her health.

Gisesle was first seen spending time with Joaquim in Costa Rica in November 2022, a few weeks after her divorce from Tom was finalised.

She recently spoke out to deny the rumours she had cheated on the retired NFL star with Joaquim that sprung up after the sighting.

Gisele told The New York Times in a chat to promote her new cookbook by declaring the talk “a lie”.

She added about her hatred of talking about gossip: “I really don’t want to make my life a tabloid. I don’t want to open myself up to all of that.”

Gisele and Tom filed for divorce on 28 October 2022 and on the same day, a court declared their marriage was dissolved and “irretrievably broken”.

The couple first met in December 2006 on a blind date set up by mutual friends, and went on to have son Benjamin, 13, and 10-year-old daughter Vivian – while Tom is also dad to son John with his 52-year-old actress ex Bridget Moynahan.