'He needs to follow his joy': Gisele Bündchen wants Tom Brady to 'be more present', admits 'concerns' over retirement
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS: Supermodel Gisele Bündchen and her husband NFL player and Superbowl champion Tom Brady are having a rough patch in their relationship. In an interview with Elle, she opened up regarding her marriage and concerns regarding Brady's retirement from the sport.
Bündchen said, "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." The revelation from the 42-year-old happened amidst divorce rumors with her husband.
She further revealed, "I have definitely had those conversations with him over and over again. But ultimately, I feel that everybody has to make a decision that works for [them]. He needs to follow his joy, too." The magazine also stated that these comments were made shortly prior to Brady's 11-days break from the training camp. Later, this led to Bundchen leaving the family home and Brady training himself from the house. However, On Sunday, September 11, the NFL player returned for his 23rd season, beating the Dallas Cowboys 19-3.
In the interview, she said, "I’m so grateful to have been there in those moments that were really shaping who they are as people,” indicating her presence at the early age of their children. “I feel very fulfilled in that way, as a mother and as a wife,” she says. “And now it’s going to be my turn." said Bündchen. She then explained her primary ambition right now is the regeneration of our planet’s natural resources, especially in her home country of Brazil. The mother of two also stated, “In every major city, they’re putting toxins in rivers, and we have to think about what we’re doing, how we are jeopardizing the very ecosystem that provides us life,” she says. “We are all connected.”
The duo has been married since 2009. Gisele headed to Costa Rica without Tom at the beginning of September after having a huge argument with her husband. They have been fighting over Tom's decision to rejoin the NFL after a brief retirement. Later, in a press conference, the Super Bowl champion was asked regarding missing his 11 days of training for the Buccaneers’ pre-season game. For the same, he responded, "It’s all personal … everyone’s got different situations they’re dealing with. We all have really unique challenges to our life. I’m 45 years old, man. There’s a lot of s–t going on.” The supermodel and the player share son Benjamin, 12, and a daughter Vivian, 9. Brady is also dad to 15-year-old son Jack, whom he shares with ex Bridget Moynahan.