Through their ups and downs. Tom BradyAnd Gisele Bündchen‘s relationship became a topic of conversation after the football player walked back his decision to leave the NFL.
After nearly three years of being together, the couple exchanged vows on September 9, 2009. Later that year, Brady and Bündchen expanded their family with son Benjamin. Their daughter Vivian arrived three years later. (The athlete also shares son Jack with ex Bridget Moynahan.)
Brady had previously praised his wife for shifting their focus to their family. “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,” he said on his “Let’s Go” podcast in September 2021. “You know, she hasn’t worked as much in the last 10, 12 years … But that’s an issue, and it’s a very difficult issue to reconcile without just saying, ‘Hey, it’s time to retire.’”
In February 2022, the California native announced his retirement from professional football after 20 years. Six weeks later the football player confirmed that he would be returning.
“These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands,” the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback wrote via Twitter in March 2022. “That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates and my supportive family. They make it possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG.”
Brady later revealed why he changed his original career path. “There was a lot of decisions that are made and everything. I think the point is everything really comes at a cost — to choose one thing and not another,” he exclusively told Us WeeklyIn June 2022, he spoke out about making time for both his professional and personal lives. “I just got to make sure I have things balanced out the way that I need to have them balanced out at.”
The podcast host continued: “So, I think for me, it’s just a matter of making sure in the off-season, I try to cover a lot of things and make sure a lot of things are taken care of. And then when a football season comes, I can really focus on football.”
At the time, Brady noted that he was still working on finding his footing with his loved ones, adding, “[During] the off-season, my family’s got a lot of time. I’ve enjoyed that. I can do better. It’s just constantly trying to be a little bit better each day.”
The Brazil native also offered a glimpse at her thoughts on her husband’s decision.
“I’ve done my part, which is [to]Be there [Tom],” Bündchen told ElleIn her October 2022 cover article. “I moved to Boston, and I focused on creating a cocoon and a loving environment for my children to grow up in and to be there supporting him and his dreams. Seeing my children succeed and become the beautiful little humans that they are, seeing him succeed, and being fulfilled in his career — it makes me happy. At this point in my life, I feel like I’ve done a good job on that.”
The model added: “Obviously, I have my concerns [with him returning to football] — this is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present. I have had these conversations with him numerous times. I think that everyone must make a decision that works. [them]. He needs to follow his joy, too.”
That same month, news broke that Bündchen was living separately from Brady amid split speculation. “Tom and Gisele are still not seeing eye to eye regarding his retirement,” a source exclusively told UseSeptember 2022
The insider noted that Brady’s decision to return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers caused a major strain in his marriage. Bündchen and Brady, for their part, have both remained tight-lipped on the status of their relationship.
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