Tom Brady took to Twitter on Tuesday morning, poking fun at critics as he celebrated Halloween with his children, following the “amicable” end of his marriage to Gisele Bundchen.
In a time associated with many parents in the US, Brady took part in the spooky festivities.
Though presumably unlike most 45-year-olds, dressed as the angel of death, no doubt alluding to the recent comment that he should have retired from the NFL.
“Insert grim reaper joke here…Happy Halloween,” Brady wrote on Elon Musk’s social media platform on Tuesday.
Brady shared the photo with his son Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9, as the trio went trick-or-treating.
The 45-year-old referenced wanting to remain incognito on Halloween earlier in the day on his SiriusXM Podcast Let’s Go! with Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray.
The recently divorced seven-time Super Bowl champion posted the hilarious photo on Twitter.
“Hopefully there’s something anonymous tonight so the kids can really have fun,” Brady told Gray.
‘It might get a little hectic, and if it does, then I’m coming home. But I hope I can be just another dad on the street tonight in a cool costume.
The former New England Patriot also has a 15-year-old son, John, commonly known as Jack, whom he shares with his former partner, Bridget Moynahan.
On Monday, Brady opened up about his divorce from wife Gisele Bundchen in his first podcast since the couple confirmed the end of their marriage.
The veteran quarterback also spoke about the underperforming Tampa Bay Buccaneers who are currently two games under .500 at 305.
Tom Brady opened up about his divorce from wife Gisele Bundchen in his first podcast since the couple announced their marriage was over.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brady has had a rough season on the field this season
Brady admitted the situation with Bundchen is “very amicable” amid reports that he “really tried to fix their marriage.”
“I think there are a lot of professionals in life who go through things that they deal with at work and at home,” he said.
“Obviously the good news is that it’s a very friendly situation and I’m really focused on two things, taking care of my family and certainly my children and secondly doing the best job possible to win football games.”
So that’s what the professionals do. You focus on work when it’s time to work, and then when you get home, you focus on the priorities that are at home. All you can do is the best you can do.
The couple is expected to share custody of their two children, Vivian and Benjamin. Tom also has a third child from a previous relationship. They are shown in February 2022, after he announced that he was retiring. Gisele embraced the decision, but backed off a month later.
TOM BRADY TALKS ABOUT HIS DIVORCE
There are many professionals in life who go through things that they deal with at work and at home. Obviously, the good news is that it’s a very amicable situation and I’m very focused on two things: taking care of my family and certainly my children. And secondly do the best job possible to win football matches.
That’s what the professionals do. You focus on work when it’s time to work. Then when you get home, you focus on the priorities that are at home. All you can do is the best you can do. That is what I will continue to do as long as I am working and as long as I am a father.’ – Tom Brady to Jim Gray on his SiriusXM podcast ‘Let’s Go!’
“That’s what I will continue to do as long as I’m working and as long as I’m a father.”
Before divorcing Bundchen, Brady was “really trying to fix” their marriage, a source said. People.
It was “too little, too late,” a person close to the 42-year-old soccer player and supermodel told the outlet.
The update comes as the mother of two is reportedly “doing fine” following the announcement of their split.
The source added that the sports star “was trying to make things work and to make things right.”
“But at the time, it was a little too little, too late,” the person divulged. “She gave him a lot of opportunities to fix things, and he didn’t.”
Gray pressed Brady further about their split on the weekly podcast, asking: ‘Is there a compartmentalizing challenge between the two?’
‘Well, I guess that’s what it’s like to be a professional. I’ve dealt with a lot of challenging situations on and off the field for 23 years, and a lot of it plays out in front of a lot of people.”
So 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 who we really are. We are trying to do our best. That’s how people have really gotten to know me over the years, being on TV.
Brady and Bundchen confirmed their divorce in Instagram statements on Friday. She said her priority had ‘always been’ the children, but she said the couple had ‘drifted apart’. In her statement, Brady called the decision “painful and difficult.”
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 me that’s out there to compete with my teammates every day. And you’re giving everything you can to the team and, you know, everybody’s going through different things. We all have our unique challenges in life. We’re all human.
‘We do the best we could do. I have amazing parents who have always taught me the right way to do things. I want to be a great father to my children and also always try to do things the right way.
‘And to deal with the things in your life that have challenges, you have to deal with them in the best possible way. So I always want to be able to keep my head up on and off the pitch, and I’ll try to keep doing that while I’m here.
Brady announced he was retiring from the NFL in February, only to turn around a few weeks later and change the decision.
The former couple was seen as an iconic couple within the spheres of sports, fashion and entertainment.
Following the Buccaneers’ three-game losing streak, scores of analysts and former players suggested that Brady should have stayed retired, or mentioned that his career would come to an imminent and sad halt.
Former NFL wide receiver Nate Burleson was just one of many; Tom should have retired. Am I the only one who thinks so?, he asked him in NFL Network’s Good Morning Football Friday.
‘The rhythm is not there. The juice is not there. And he just doesn’t look like the Tom Brady of old, he looks like an older Tom Brady.
Many believed that Brady’s re-entry into the NFL became a bone of contention for Bundchen. A source confirmed to DailyMail.com in late September that the physical separation from him was not affected by Brady’s decision to return to his beloved sport.
Tom Brady hasn’t played to his impeccable standards this season, with the Bucs 3-5.
On Friday, Brady and Bundchen announced their divorce. The Bucs star said it was a “difficult” and “painful” decision that the couple made after “much consideration.”
Gisele, 42, said: “Ending a marriage is never easy… we have grown apart.” She said that she ‘wishes the best’ for Brady, but confirmed that the pair had ‘drifted apart’.
“I feel blessed for the time we have spent together and wish only the best for Tom always,” she said.
Both said they would continue to raise their two children together. The couple is expected to share custody of his two children, Vivian, nine, and Benjamin, 12. Tom also has a third son, Jack, 15, with ex Bridget Moynahan.
Star quarterback Brady also addressed the Bucs’ woes this season with his 3-5 record.
Brady also addressed the Bucs’ problems this season with his 3-5 record, the first time he’s been in that situation in his career.
I’m glad it doesn’t look familiar to you. I want this to be as unfamiliar as possible. Losing sucks and we’ve invested a lot in winning, just like every team. And no one feels sorry for the Bucs,” he added on the same podcast.
We know it and we have to go change it. So I think the attitude is that there is no surrender. There is no one to back down from the challenge. We have faced adversity before. We all have. You face adversity in your professional life. You face adversity in other aspects of life. It all builds resilience and you learn to deal with adversity and hopefully it makes you stronger.
‘So we’re going to go out this week and try to be the best we can be this week. Who cares what happened in the last eight weeks?
Our record is what it is. We are not changing it. We can’t change any game we’ve ever had. All we can do is learn from the last eight weeks and try to apply it 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.