While Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen had an enduring relationship over the years, they’re not immune to marital challenges just because they are both insanely famous, rich, and good looking.
While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has balanced their marriage and family dynamics with his successful football career, he admitted that his supermodel wife had to put her career on hold to manage their household.
“But that’s an issue, and it’s a very difficult issue to reconcile without just saying, ‘Hey, it’s time to retire.’ And I think there’s, you know, we’re coming to the end here too, so I don’t want to miss any of the kids’ stuff,” Brady told co-hosts Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray.
“I think my wife has, you know, held down the house for a long time now, and I think there’s things that she wants to accomplish. You know, she hasn’t worked as much in the last 10, 12 years just raising our family and kind of committing to being in a life in Boston and then moving to Florida,” Brady added.
Brady tries to do his best, especially in the offseason.
“Football players, we get a good healthy off-season. And I try to do my best with the kids,” Brady said.
Following Brady’s Super Bowl LV victory in February, the Brazil native previously discussed her husband’s potential retirement.
“All of a sudden, I saw my wife and I gave her a big hug,” the professional athlete recalled of his postgame actions during an appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden one month later. “And just as I did it, she said, ‘What more do you have to prove?’ I just gave her a big hug. I was trying to figure out a way to change the subject really quick.”
“Beyond [next year’s season], I don’t know,” he later admitted during a September interview with the Wall Street Journal Magazine. “Maybe it’s another year after that; maybe it’s two. I’ll have to see where I’m at with my family. That’s probably the overriding factor — what I’m missing out on.”
The future hall of fame QB and Bündchen tied the knot in 2009 before welcoming son Benjamin and daughter Vivian.
The pair have remained a dynamic duo and celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary earlier this year.