Tom Brady has spoken about his divorce from wife Gisele Bundchen on his first podcast since the couple confirmed the end of their marriage.
The 45-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, who was also part of the underperforming team, and the supermodel announced their separation last Friday after weeks of speculation.
And Brady, whose NFL team has struggled this season, admitted the situation is “very amicable” amid reports that he has really tried to mend their marriage.
“I think there are a lot of professionals in life who go through things that they deal with at work and what they deal with at home,” he said on the website. SiriusXM podcast Let’s Go! with Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray.
“The good news is of course that it is a very friendly situation and I really focus on two things, taking care of my family and certainly taking care of my children and secondly doing my best to win football matches.
‘So that’s what professionals do. You focus on your work when it’s time to work, and when you get home, you focus on the priorities that are at home. All you can do is the best you can do.
Tom Brady has talked about his divorce from wife Gisele Bundchen on his first podcast since the couple announced their marriage is over
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brady has had a tough season on the field this season
The couple are expected to share custody of their two children, Vivian and Benjamin. Tom also has a third son from a previous relationship. They will be shown in February 2022, after he announced his retirement. Gisele embraced the decision – but he backtracked a month later
“I’ll just keep doing that as long as I’m a job and a father.”
Before his divorce from Bundchen, Brady tried to ‘really fix’ their marriage, a source told People.
It was “too little, too late,” a person close to the footballer and supermodel, 42, told the outlet.
The update comes as the mother of two is reportedly “doing well” after announcing their split.
Brady and Bundchen confirmed their separation Friday in Instagram statements. She said her priority had “always” been the kids, but said the couple had “grown apart.” In his statement, Brady said the decision was “painful and difficult.”
The source added that the sports star was “trying to make things work and make things right.”
“But at that point it was a bit too little, too late,” the person revealed. “She’s given him a lot of opportunities to work things out, but he hasn’t.”
Pressing Brady further on his split in the weekly podcast, Gray asked: “Is there a challenge to compartmentalize between the two?”
“Well, I guess that’s what a professional is. I’ve been through a lot of challenging situations on and off the field in 23 years, and a lot of it plays out for a lot of people,” the quarterback replied.
“So it’s, I think the interesting thing for a football player, or an athlete in general, is, you know, you’re out there, I always say we’re not actors. Even though we’re on TV, you know, that’s our real selves out there. We try to do our best. That’s how people really got to know me over the years, by being on TV.
Tom and Gisele married in 2009 first in a quiet ceremony in Santa Monica, California, and then in Costa Rica, surrounded by friends and family. She was a Victoria’s Secret bombshell and he was a star player for the New England Patriots
“And that’s an authentic self that’s there to compete with my teammates every day. And you give everything you can to the team and, you know, everyone goes through different things. We all have our unique challenges in life. We are all human.
‘We do our best. I have wonderful parents who have always taught me the right way to do things. I want to be a great father to my kids and also always try to do things the right way.
And if you want to tackle things in your life with challenges, you want to deal with them in the best possible way. So I always want to be able to keep my head high on and off the field, and I’m going to try to keep doing that as long as I’m here.”
Brady announced that he was retiring from the NFL in February, only to turn around and reverse the decision a few weeks later.
Many believed that Brady’s return to the NFL became a point of contention for Bundchen. A source confirmed to DailyMail.com in late September that their physical separation was unaffected by Brady’s move to rejoin his beloved sport.
Brady and Bundchen announced their divorce on Friday. The Bucs star said it had been a “difficult” and “painful” decision the couple made after “a lot of consideration”.
Gisele, 42, said: “Ending a marriage is never easy… we have grown apart.” She said she “wishes the best” for Brady, but confirmed the couple had “grown apart.”
Star quarterback Brady also addressed the Bucs’ troubles this season with their record 3-5
“I feel blessed with the time we’ve had together and always wish Tom the best,” she said.
Both said they would continue to co-parent their two children.” The couple are expected to share custody of their two children, Vivian, nine, and Benjamin, 12. Tom also has a third son, 15-year-old son Jack with ex Bridget Moynahan.
Brady has also tackled the Bucs’ problems this season with their record 3-5 – the first time he’s been in that situation in his career.
‘I’m glad it’s unknown. I want this to be as unknown as possible. Losing sucks and we put a lot into winning just like any team. And no one feels sorry for the Bucs,” he added in the same podcast.
“We know that and we have to change it. So I think the attitude is, there is no surrender. There is no one shying away from the challenge. We have faced setbacks before. We all have. You face setbacks in your professional life. You face adversity in other aspects of life. It all builds resilience and you learn to deal with the setbacks and hopefully they make you stronger.
“So we’re going out this week and we’re going to try to be the best we can this week. Who cares what happened in the past eight weeks?
“Our record is what it is. We don’t change it. We can’t change any game we’ve had. All we can do is learn from the past eight weeks and try to apply them in a winning way this week.
“And you know, it’s a big challenge for us. So let’s see what we’re made of. And I think time will tell.’
The Bucs welcome the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
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