Just like all parents, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen face challenges when raising their children, but unlike the majority of the country, they are insanely rich.
Appearing on the Drive podcast with Jim Farley, Brady said his wealth is the “hardest thing” about raising their children.
“We have people that clean for us. We have people that make our food. We have people that drive us to the airport if we need that. … We get off a plane and there’s people waiting there for us and we get ushered in,” the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback said on a recent episode of Spotify’s “Drive” podcast.
“That’s my kids’ reality, which is the hard part to say, ‘Guys, this is not the way reality really is. … What can we do about that?’”
Brady and Gisele have massive amounts of money, but neither of them grew up in that manner. He said that Bündchen shared a bedroom with her five sisters in rural Brazil while he described his upbringing as “a middle-class family.”
“My wife grew up in rural Brazil, the farthest state south, Rio Grande do Sul, very small kind of farming town, very simple girl,” he explained. “There are two bedrooms in their house — one for their parents and one for her and her five sisters.
“I grew up in, I would say, a middle-class family in California. My dad worked his ass off for our family,” he continued. “My mom stayed at home [and] took care of us kids, and I saw my mom work every day to make food for us at night and wash our clothes.”
Brady, who reportedly has a net worth of $250 million, shares son Benjamin, 12, and daughter Vivian, 9, with Bündchen. He also co-parents son John “Jack,” 14, with ex Bridget Moynahan.