Tom Brady says focus on kids, winning games after ‘amicable’ Gisela split
TAMPA, Fla. — He’s speaking for the first time since his divorce from Gisele Bundchen was finalized last week, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady he said on his “Go!” podcast On Monday night, the split was “amicable” and he’s focused on his kids and winning football games.
“I think there are a lot of professionals in life that go through things that they deal with at work and at home,” Brady said. “And obviously the good news is that the situation is very amicable and I’m really focused on two things – taking care of my family and certainly the kids, and secondly, doing the best job I can to win football games.
“So that’s what professionals do. You focus on work when it’s time to work, and then when you get home you focus on the priorities at home. And all you can do is the best you can, and that’s what I” I’ll continue to I work as long as I work, as long as I’m a dad.”
Brady and Bundchen, who have been married for 13 years, share joint custody of their two children, Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9. Brady said they spent the weekend in Tampa, which included a trip to the movies. They also volunteered with Operation BBQ Relief, assembling and delivering food to families affected by Hurricane Ian in Englewood and North Port.
Brady also has a 15-year-old son, Jack, with actress Bridget Moynahan. They live in New York.
The 45-year-old caller acknowledged the challenges of not only keeping things separate, but having the private matters of his life play out in the public eye as his team struggles to get out of a 3-5 hole.
“I think that’s what being a professional is all about. So I’ve dealt with a lot of challenging situations on and off the field over 23 years, and a lot of it has played out in front of a lot of people,” Brady said. “So I think the interesting thing for, you know, a football player, an athlete in general, is that you’re there – I always say we’re not actors, even though we’re on TV – it’s our real self and we try to do our best.
“That’s how people really got to know me over the years, being on TV. And that’s the authentic me that’s there to compete with my teammates every day. And you give everything you can to the team and you know, we all go through different things . We all have our unique challenges in life and we’re all human and doing the best we can.”
Brady reaffirmed the importance of family in his life and presence in the lives of his children, as well as a life he can be proud of.
“I have amazing parents who always taught me how to do things. And I want to be a great father to my kids and I always try to do things the right way. And to deal with the things that are in your life, that have challenges — you want to deal with them in the best possible way. So I want to always be able to hold my head up high on and off the court, and I’ll try to keep doing that because as long as I’m here.”
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