Although Brady initially said his retirement was a chance to focus his “time and energy on other things that need my attention,” part of his motivation to return was what he called “unfinished business.” with the Buccaneers. The team failed to reach the Super Bowl last season in an attempt to repeat as champions.
Bündchen told CBS This Morning in 2017, she was worried about her husband after he suffered a concussion last year. Brady’s then-team, the New England Patriots, and an agent declined to respond to her comments at the time, and an NFL spokesman said there was no record of him suffering a head injury. Brady later said he preferred to keep his medical history private.
“I mean, we don’t talk about it,” Bündchen said during the interview. “But he has a concussion. I really don’t think it’s healthy for anyone to go through.
She recently claimed that the characterization in reports that she desperately wanted her husband to retire had sexist undertones.
“Obviously, I have my concerns. It’s a very tough sport, and I have children, and I would like it to be more present,” the supermodel said. El magazine in September. “I definitely talked to him over and over again. But at the end of the day, I think everyone should make the decision that works for (them). He also needs to follow his own joy.’
Bündchen and Brady were introduced by a mutual friend and married twice just over two years later. They said their first ‘I do’s’ in early 2009 at a Catholic church in Santa Monica, California in front of family and close friends, followed by an equally small second wedding at her home in Costa Rica almost two months later.
Later that year, their son Benjamin was born, and in 2012, their daughter Vivian. Brady also has a 15-year-old son, Jack Moynahan, from a previous relationship with actor Bridget Moynahan.
Bündchen, who was discovered by a fashion scout in Brazil at age 13, became one of the highest-paid models in the industry by the 2000s and became a tabloid headliner thanks to her relationship with actor Leonardo DiCaprio. In addition to modeling for top designers, appearing in campaigns for both high street and high fashion brands, she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel and appeared in small roles including The Devil Wears Prada.
In 2015, she retired from the modeling business, giving up work on the catwalk and limiting herself to a few advertising campaigns and magazine covers a year. She made one big exception, wearing a sparkly dress and a huge smile in 2016 as she walked down the 120m runway at the Rio Olympics as Brazil’s Daniel Jobim performed The girl from Ipanema.
After leaving modeling, she devoted herself to environmental activism, particularly the preservation of the Amazon rainforest, and businesses such as eco-friendly skin care and an underwear line. She also spoke about mental health, revealing debilitating panic attacks that she said made her think about suicide and criticizing unrealistic beauty standards.
First of all, Bündchen said Elher top priority was her family.
“I did my part, which was to (be) there for (Tom). I moved to Boston and focused on creating a cocoon and loving environment for my children to grow up in and support him and his dreams,” she said. “I see my children succeed and become such beautiful little people, I see him succeed and fulfill himself in his career. At this point in my life, I feel like I’ve done a good job.”
After years in Boston, where Brady played for the Patriots, and then relocating with him to Tampa in 2020, she said she has plans of her own: “I have a huge list of things to do, which I want to do . At 42, I feel more connected to my purpose.”
Brady turned 45 in August when he left the Buccaneers for 11 days for undisclosed personal reasons. The team supported the time off, calling it a pre-planned break agreed upon before training camp began in July.
A three-time NFL MVP and the league’s all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns, Brady also signed a 10-year contract worth US$375 million ($585 million) to become Fox Sports’ lead football analyst when he hangs up his boot. When that will happen remains to be seen — while Brady has expressed interest in extending his playing career beyond his mid-40s if he stays healthy, his now-ex-wife had a different idea back in 2017.
“That kind of aggression all the time, it can’t be healthy for you,” she said during an interview with CBS. “I plan to keep him healthy and doing a lot of fun things when we’re around 100, I hope.”
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