The marriage between NFL quarterback Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Bradyand the Brazilian model and actress Gisele Bundchen is in serious crisis, according to the American newspaper New York Post.
It all started with the decision in February of the 45-year-old athlete to end his successful career in NFLthe league of football. But soon after, the seven-time Super Bowl winner decided to back off and keep playing.
His retirement lasted just six weeks, and that didn’t seem to sit well with his wife, with whom he has two children: Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9. They also raised Jack, Brady’s oldest son, together.
Tom Brady won the Super Bowl seven times. Photo: AP.
“I did my part, which was to be there for my husband. I moved to Boston and focused on creating a loving environment for my children to grow up in to be there supporting him and his dreams. Seeing my children grow into the beautiful little men they are, seeing him succeed and feel fulfilled in his career makes me happy,” Bündchen explained in an interview with the magazine. she.
While the quarterback played for the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Brazilian supermodel put her career aside and focused on family.
Bündchen has made this clear many times did not agree with her husband’s decision to return after retirement to continue playing in the NFL. “It was agreed that he would step down to focus on family, then he changed his mind,” they confirmed to the media. Page six.
Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen. Photo: Reuters.
And they provided the rift: “Giselle is not back with Tom. She flew back to Florida to be with her children, but did not return to Tampa. Tom still hopes they can reconcile. Giselle has told him other times that she will leave him, but they always make up when she calms down.
On the other hand, the Brazilian model, Leo DiCaprio’s ex, has already shown concern for her husband’s health in a TV interview: “Obviously, I have my concerns: it’s a very violent sport, and I have my kids, and I’d like him to be more involved.“.
He added: “I’ve definitely had those conversations with him over and over again. But at the end of the day I feel everyone has to make a decision that works for them. He must also follow his joy.”
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen married in 2009, but their relationship got off to a rocky start. In early 2007, a few weeks into his courtship with Bündchen, Tom Brady found out that his ex, Bridget Moynihan, was pregnant.
“Two months into our relationship, Tom told me that his ex-girlfriend was pregnant.. The next day the news was all over the place and I felt like my world had been turned upside down,” Bündchen wrote in her 2018 memoir.
“I don’t think relationships happen by themselves; It’s never the fairy tale people want to believe. It takes work to really be in tune with someone, especially after you have kids,” Bündchen said a few months ago in a magazine report fashion. At the time, he assured that Brady’s focus was on his sports career, not his family.
However, Brady himself assured that his wife has put a lot of things aside to take care of the family: “She has not worked that much in the last 10 or 12 years, she has devoted herself to raising our children and has accepted to lead a life in Boston and then moved to Florida. He’s been taking care of the house for a long time and I think he has things he wants to achieve,” he said a year ago.
But the crisis in the couple is not new. In 2020, in a radio interview with Howard Stern, Brady already admitted that he had experienced difficult times with the supermodel: “Two years ago, Gisele was not happy with our marriage. I need a change. She told me that even if the situation worked for me, it wasn’t the same for her. You have to work on both sides to make it sustainable,” Brady admitted.
At the beginning of the year, when Brady threatened to retire, he clarified that this decision was not his, but the fruit of a family initiative, mainly based on the advice and wishes of his wife. Something happened between the retirement and the return of what is considered one of the greatest athletes in the history of the United States. And the first consequence is this crisis in their marriage.
The NFL season started last week and Tampa Bay started off on the right foot, beating the popular Dallas Cowboys 19-3, with a touchdown pass to Brady and an interception. This Sunday they play away from home again: it’s time to visit the New Orleans Saints, starting at 2:00 PM and televised on ESPN and Star+.