The Brazilian fashion model has been married to former New England Patriots and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady since 2009. The couple has three children together, Ben, Vivi and Jack.
The NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback announced his retirement in February 2022 shortly after getting knocked out of the playoffs by the Los Angeles Rams, but quickly retracted his retirement and announced in mid-March that he would return for a 23rd NFL season.
Rumors State Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen Are Having Marital Problems
Tom Brady made headlines a few weeks ago before the NFL season officially kicked off when he took an unexpected 11-day break from training camp in August due to “personal reasons”, according to Tampa Bay Bucs head coach Todd Bowles. Reports then began speculating that the couple was having marital problems and taking some time apart, blaming Brady’s decision to come out of retirement and return to the NFL.
After Brady returned to training camp, he spoke about his absence from the team, saying “Everyone has different situations they’re dealing with, and we all have unique challenges to our lives. I’m 45 years old, man.”
Gisele Bündchen Voices Concerns With Tom Brady Coming Out of Retirement
Prior to Brady’s 11-day absence, Gisele Bündchen spoke to ELLE about her marriage and Brady’s decision to come out of retirement.
“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,” she told ELLE. “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.”
Bündchen went on to say, “I’ve done my part, which is [to] be there for [Tom]. 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.”
When talking about the future, Bündchen is going to focus on her personal goals and dreams, too. “I have a huge list of things that I have to do, that I want to do,” she told ELLE. “At 42, I feel more connected with my purpose.”
Sunday night was Brady’s first game of the 2022 NFL season when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took on Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys. Bündchen Tweeted a message of support for Tom Brady right before kick-off, despite the marital issues rumors that have been circulating the internet. “Let’s go @TomBrady! Let’s go Bucs!,” she Tweeted.
Let’s go @TomBrady ! Let’s go Bucs ! ✨✨✨
— Gisele Bündchen (@giseleofficial) September 12, 2022
Tom Brady’s Start to the 2022 NFL Season
Tom Brady is looked at as the GOAT, winning seven Super Bowl champions and still being at the top of his game at the age of 45. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback led the NFL in passing yards and passing touchdowns in 2021. And this year he is already off to a great start as Sunday night, his Bucs are already 1-0 after throwing for 212 yards and one touchdown, beating Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys.
Although Brady has not announced if he will be retiring from football after this season, indications show it is a very high possibility. “I haven’t had a Christmas in 23 years and I haven’t had a Thanksgiving in 23 years,” Brady told Yahoo. “I haven’t celebrated birthdays with people that I care about that are, you know, born from August to late January. And you know, I’m not able to be at funerals and I’m not able to be at weddings.”
Brady continued, “I think there comes a point in your life where you say, ‘You know what? I had my fill and it’s enough and time to go on, to move into other parts of life.’ I push myself to the max and I got everything I could out of my ability.”
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face Jameis Winston and the New Orleans Saints in week 2 f the NFL Sunday, September 18 at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT.