The marriage between the quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL, Tom Bradyand the Brazilian model and actress Gisele Bündchen is in a serious crisis, according to the American newspaper New York Post.
It all started with the decision made in February by the 45-year-old athlete to end his successful career in the NFLthe league of football. But soon after, the seven-time Super Bowl winner decided to back down and continue playing.
His retirement lasted just six weeks and this did not seem to have pleased his wife, with whom he has two children: Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9. In addition, together they raised Jack, Brady’s eldest son.
Tom Brady won the Super Bowl seven times. Photo: AP.
“I did my part, which is to be there for my husband. I moved to Boston, and focused on creating a loving environment for my children to grow up to be there supporting him and his dreams. Seeing my children become the beautiful little humans they are, seeing him succeed and feeling fulfilled in his career, makes me happy, ”Bündchen explained in an interview with the magazine. Elle.
While the quarterback played for the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Brazilian supermodel put her career aside and focused on family.
Many times Bündchen made it clear that she did not agree with her husband’s decision to return from retirement to continue playing in the NFL. “They had agreed that he would retire to focus on the family, then he changed his mind,” they confirmed to the media. Page Six.
Tom Brady and his wife, Gisele Bundchen. Photo: Reuters.
And they ensured the rupture: “Gisele is not back with Tom. She flew back to Florida to be with her children, but she has not been to her house in Tampa. Tom still hopes that they can reconcile. Gisele has told him on other occasions that she will leave him, but they always made up when she calmed down.”
On the other hand, the Brazilian model, Leo Di Caprio’s ex, had already shown concern about her husband’s health in a television interview: “Obviously, I have my concerns: this is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present.”.
He added: “I’ve definitely had those conversations with him over and over again. But ultimately I feel like everyone needs to make a decision that works for them. He also needs to follow his joy.”
a difficult relationship
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen 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 everywhere, and I felt like my world had turned upside down,” Bündchen wrote in her 2018 memoir.
“I don’t think relationships happen by themselves; It is never the fairy tale that people want to believe. It takes work to be really in tune with someone, especially after having children,” Bündchen said a few months ago in a report with the magazine Vogue. Later, he assured that Brady’s focus was on his sports career and not on his family.
However, Brady himself assured that his wife left many things aside to take care of the family: “She has not worked so much in the last 10 or 12 years, she has dedicated herself to raising our children and has accepted to lead a life in Boston and then move to Florida. She has been in charge of the house for a long time and I think there are things that she wants to achieve, ”she assured a year ago.
But the couple’s crisis is not new. In 2020, in a radio interview with Howard Stern, Brady had already acknowledged that she had experienced difficult times with the supermodel: “Two years ago, Gisele was not satisfied with our marriage. She needed 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, ”acknowledged Brady.
At the beginning of the year, when Brady threatened to retire, he clarified that this decision was not his but the result of a family initiative, mainly based on the advice and wishes of his wife. Something happened between the retirement and the return of who is considered one of the greatest athletes in the history of the United States. And the first consequence is this crisis in his marriage.
Last week the NFL season began and the Tampa Bay started 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 p.m. and with a broadcast on ESPN and Star+.