The New York Post gossip column reported on Tuesday that Brady and Bündchen have hired divorce lawyers, indicating a possible permanent split for the couple, who married in February 2009.

one of which says the couple's long-running feud over Brady's decision not to retire from the NFL may finally "be the end of them." 

"I don't think there will be a comeback now," the unnamed second source told the tabloid. "They both have lawyers and are looking at what the division will involve, who will get what and what the money will be." 

A source told the tabloid that any divorce will involve Brady and Bündchen's relationship with the couple's children, because both parents are "involved in their children's lives." Bündchen gave birth to the couple's son Benjamin 

12, in 2009 and daughter Vivian, 9, in 2012. (Brady also has a son, Jack, 15, from a previous relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan.)  

"He didn't think I was doing my part for the family," Brady said. "I had to make a big change in my life to say, 'I can't do everything I want to do for football like before. 

I have to take care of my family because my family, the situation is not good. He doesn't like our marriage.  

In August, Brady unexpectedly took 11 days off from the Buccaneers during the preseason, which he later explained was for personal reasons.