Back in the game — and celebrating a birthday. Tom Brady returned to football following an 11-day leave of absence, but he still found time to commemorate his son Jack’s birthday.
“Happy Birthday my beautiful son,” the NFL player, 45, wrote via Instagram on Monday, August 22. “What a blessing you are in our life. We love and admire you for the incredible young man you have become. You make every day of our life more joyful and fun.❤️❤️ Have a great 15th Birthday Jack 🤗.”
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback shares Jack with ex Bridget MoynahanHe was with, whom he dated between 2004 and 2006. The California native moved on Gisele BündchenHe married his wife, Vivian, in February 2009. The 42-year-old supermodel and athlete share a son Benjamin (12) and Vivian (9).
Brazil native Jack also gave a shout out to Jack by sharing a photo of him with his siblings via Instagram. “Happy birthday sweetest Jack!! 15 looks great on you!” the Brazil native captioned her post. “I wish you all the most wonderful things in the world. We all love you. Te amo ❤️.”
Jack’s birthday wasn’t the family’s only news on Monday, however, as Brady returned to practice with the Buccaneers following a short break from the team. The seven-time Super Bowl champion was photographed at the team’s training facility after taking 11 days off for an undisclosed “personal” matter.
Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles announced on August 11 that the former New England Patriots player would be taking a leave of absence “to deal with some personal things” before rejoining the team, adding that he and the athlete had discussed the plan before training camp began in July.
“We allotted this time because he wanted to get in and get chemistry with the guys and go through two weeks of training camp, knowing he wasn’t going to play the first two games,” Bowles, 58, said in a press conference at the time. He added that Brady’s reason for the break was “something he needs to handle.”
The three-time MVP hasn’t disclosed the reason for his brief departure from the team, which led to plenty of speculation about what he was doing during his time off. One popular theory is that Brady was secretly recording season 8 of The Masked SingerThe premiere of, which airs next month.
In March, the University of Michigan alum announced that he was retiring from the NFL after 22 seasons. However, he had to walk it back just 40 days later. Brady announced in March that he would be returning to the Buccaneers for a second season of professional football.
“These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands,” he tweeted at the time. “That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my team, and I love my family. They make it possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG.”