Tom Brady has spoken out about his divorce from wife Gisele Bündchen for the first time.
Speaking on the SiriusXM Podcast, the quarterback said:
‘I think there’s a lot of professionals in life that go through things that they deal with at work and they deal with at home,’
‘Obviously the good news is it’s a very amicable situation and I’m really focused on two things, taking care of my family and certainly my children and, secondly, doing the best job I can to win football games.
‘So that’s what professionals do. You focus at work when it’s time to work, and then when you come home you focus on the priorities that are at home. All you can do is the best you could do’
The New York Post reported that the pair had been having some issues and had even hired divorce lawyers.
Brady is expected to work for Fox Sports as the number one analyst for NFL games with a reported salary of $37.5 million per year.
The couple have been married for thirteen years and have two children together. Rumors of the split have been circulating for weeks with Bündchen being spotted in Miami without her wedding ring on.
US Weekly reported that an insider shared Gisele allegedly told Tom:
‘”Either he leaves football to spend time with the family or she is gone for good,”
In 2009, Bündchen told Vanity Fair:
“I knew right way—the first time I saw him,”
“We met through a friend. The moment I saw him, he smiled and I was like, That is the most beautiful, charismatic smile I’ve ever seen! We sat and talked for three hours.”
“…From the first day we met, we’ve never spent one day without speaking to each other.”
However, in 2020 Brady went on The Howard Stern Show and told the host:
“[Gisele] didn’t feel like I was doing my part for the family,”
“She felt like I would play football all season and she would take care of the house, and then all of a sudden when the season ended, I’d be like, ‘Great, let me get into all of my other business activities. Let me get into my football training,’ and she’s sitting there going, ‘Well when are you going to do things for the house? When are you going to take the kids to school and do that?'”
In September, CNN reported that the couple were “living separately”.