After rumors spread that Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s marriage is on the rocks after he un-retired from the NFL earlier this year, Bundchen’s first interview about the situation has been published.
Bundchen is ELLE’s cover model for their October issue and she sat down with the magazine to talk about her husband’s decision to return to the NFL for his 23rd season. As At the Buzzer previously reported, Brady announced his retirement shortly after the end of the 2021-22 season.
Gisele Bundchen Finally Opens Up About How She Felt About Tom Brady’s Decision to Un-Retire Amid Rumors That Their Marriage Is on the Rocks
However, just weeks later, Brady took back his retirement announcement, saying he was going to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for at least one more season. It’s well documented that Brady’s wife of 13 years has been anxiously awaiting his retirement for quite some time.
Now, in her own words, Gisele is speaking out about her husband returning to the football field one more time. While talking with ELLE, Gisele opened up about stepping back from her career as a model to raise their children.
Tom and Gisele share two children together, 12-year-old Ben and 9-year-old Vivian. Gisele is also the stepmom to his oldest child 15-year-old Jack, whom he shares with actress Bridget Mohanyan.
“I’ve done my part, which is [to] be there for [Brady]. 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,” Gisele told ELLE.
Gisele continued, saying, “Seeing my children succeed and become the beautiful little humans that they are, seeing [Brady] 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.”
And even though Gisele is grateful to have had the opportunity to be so present in her husband and children’s lives, Gisele admits she still has dreams of her own that she wants to pursue.
“I have a huge list of things that I have to do, that I want to do. At 42, I feel more connected with my purpose,” she told ELLE. “I feel very fulfilled in that way, as a mother, and as a wife. And now it’s going to be my turn. It’s not like I’m going to be in the valley forever.”
Gisele also admitted she hoped Brady would be more present in the years going forward. “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.”
”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.”
On Monday, sources reported that Brady’s decision to come out of retirement put “a strain on the personal side of his life,” and that “Gisele is frustrated and sick of his career coming before their family, who has always supported him.”
Despite all of the rumors about their relationship, Gisele did take to Twitter on Sunday night to cheer on her husband who beat Dallas in their season opener. Here’s to hoping the uber-famous couple can work things out.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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