There are problems among the Brady group.
The first pair of NFL football players have been living apart for more than a month, news reports report.
Tampa Bay Bucs quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen “live separately,” according to People magazine, Yahoo News! and other web sites. The super couple has apparently been in trouble since Brady retired and then “didn’t retire” from the NFL.
The Super Bowl champion quarterback announced his retirement in January and then announced he would be back on the Bucs field in March. Although he reported for training camp in July, he left in early August for 11 days with an excused absence.
Here’s what we know about the couple and their Florida life.
Who are Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen?
Married since 2009, Brady, 45, has seven Super Bowl rings, the most touchdown passes and wins, in the regular season and playoffs, ever by a single player. He is largely regarded as the greatest of all time in football. In 2019, Brady left the New England Patriots on a $50 million two-year deal to play quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
One of the highest paid models in the world, 42-year-old Bundchen is a Brazilian supermodel, author, environmentalist and former Victoria’s Secret angel.
Brady and Bundchen moved to Florida in 2020. A year later, Brady won his seventh Super Bowl ring with Tampa Bay.
The couple are the parents of their two children, Benjamin and Vivian. Brady also has a son, Jack, with his ex, actress Bridget Moynahan (“Blue Bloods”, “John Wick” film series).
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Where do Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen live?
In December 2020, the superstar couple bought a $17 million home on Indian Creek Island, a private Miami island also known as “Billionaire Bunker.”
Indian Creek Island is a 300-acre island in Biscayne Bay with approximately 30 homes and an ultra-exclusive country club and golf course.
Other residents of the billionaire Bunker include Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.
What happened to Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen?
After his initial announcement to retire, Brady had said he planned to spend more time with his family. Months later, he “didn’t retire” from professional football, which, according to news reports, has fueled tensions between the couple.
According to People magazine, the couple have been living separated for “more than a month” and haven’t been together for the past six weeks, with Brady returning to the NFL. Gisele is now busy with her own life and has spent time away from Tom in Miami and New York. People magazine article states, with a source adding, “During the season, they live separate lives.”
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When Tom Brady Left the Patriots, Gisele Said, ‘I Got Your Back’
In 2019, Brady signed a $50 million two-year contract with the Bucs, joining a team with the worst win rate in league history, according to USA TODAY. Tampa Bay hadn’t made the playoffs since 2007 and hadn’t had a win since its only Super Bowl championship 18 years ago.
On February 2, 2019, Gisele posted a photo of her and Brady on the soccer field — with Brady in his New England Patriots uniform — with the caption, “I got your back! ❤️”
When Brady announced his retirement from the NFL via social media, Bundchen used the same platform to congratulate her husband on his storied career. To her 19 million followers, Bundchen said: “What a ride @tombrady! So many memories! When I met you over 15 years ago, I knew nothing about football. But cheering for you and watching you do what you love most got me to know this great game so much that I seriously believed I knew more than the umpires! We always had a special champion playlist for every ride on the way to the race. As a family, we have always prayed for you, celebrated and supported you in every match, cheered every win and suffered with every loss.
I am so proud of you and all that you have had to overcome physically and emotionally over the years. I am in awe of your dedication and all you have accomplished. You love what you do, and you leave a legacy that sets a fine example for future generations.
You are the most dedicated, focused and mentally strong person I have ever met. You never complained about all the bruises and aches over the years. You just kept focusing on your goal of going out and being the best leader there was for all your teammates.
I know how excited you are about the next chapter of your life. Seeing you work so hard in your football career and see the dedication you now put into all your new endeavors is incredibly inspiring. There is nothing you cannot achieve. I’ve always been there for you, you know that, and I’m just as excited as you are about what the future holds!
Words cannot really express how grateful I am for everyone who has supported my husband and our family for so many years.
With all my love, Gisele”
Supporters say: ‘Don’t worry about Tom Brady’
Bruce Arians, former head coach of the Bucs and advisor to the team, shared his thoughts on Brady’s retirement and retirement announcements and apologized for his 11-day absence from training camp with USA TODAY Sports NFL writer Jori Epstein.
Said Arians: “It’s a matter of, when you’re 45 and you have many, many more things in your life than a 25-year-old does. For Tom… he needed the time. It was great for us because we “Going to work with our backup quarterbacks. He came back, looking great as ever. The energy in the building shot up 100% again. I think it was a really good move for everyone.”
Should fans be concerned about Tom Brady’s focus or mental health in the 2022 season?
According to Arians, no. “The thing with Tom Brady – you never have to worry about focus. He’s all in or he wouldn’t be there. He’s all in and laser focused. You can ask the players in the huddle who get their asses out “chew him all the time. They all know he’s laser-focused and ready to roll. Don’t worry about Tom Brady, that’s for sure.”
Brady’s Former New England Patriots Teammate Devin McCourty Reiterated Arians’
comments on balancing life in the NFL and his life in the spotlight in an interview with USA TODAY Sports reporter Mackenzie Salmon.
“It’s hard,” McCourty said. “Sometimes we don’t think about it.” At 35, McCourty is married and has two young children. “For all of us, that’s the great balance. That’s something we’re all talking about as husbands and fathers, about how we take care of our homes and our chores at home, but also, how can we be the best player for our teammates. ” for our teams and for ourselves individually?
McCourty went on to talk about Brady’s work ethic.
“I know Tom is one of the best. I’ve seen his work ethic, what he puts into the game, how much it means to him not only to be able to play for himself, but also to stand up for his teammates. I’m sure there is no doubt that whatever he does, he will still find a way to provide what he needs football technically.”
Will Tom Brady retire in 2023?
In another Sports Seriously podcast, host Mackenzie Salmon asked Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino about Brady’s mindset and the 2022 season.
“The point is, if you always have that, if you’re a great player, in your heart, you never know if you want to retire or stop.
“If you still have that desire to play, you should take every chance to play because once you’re ready that’s it. It’s over. He’s probably going to play this year and then look at it again if the year is over.”
Contributors: Mackenzie Salmon, Jori Epstein, USA TODAY Sports, AP
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