April 16, 2015 12:32 PM EDT

Tom Brady penned a social media mash note to his model wife Gisele Bündchen on Thursday, a day after she announced her retirement from fashion show modeling.

In a Facebook post, the New England Patriots quarterback shared a photo of his wife with a note of fulsome praise: “I have never met someone with more of a will to succeed and determination to overcome any obstacle in the way.”

Forbes named the 34-year-old Bündchen the highest-paid model of 2014, and estimated she brought in $47 million that year. Although Bündchen is retiring from the runway, the Instagram post she used to announce her decision indicates she will still work in other areas of the fashion industry:

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