Tom Brady has shared a cryptic quote on his Instagram about the meaning of success and ‘false friends’, less than a day after a lengthy interview with his supermodel ex-wife Gisele Bundchen was published.
Brady posted a quote from the philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson to his Instagram Story Thursday morning, complete with three red heart emojis, reading: ‘What is success? Laugh many times and a lot; Win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; win the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends.
He continues: ‘To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; Leaving the world a little better, whether it be for a healthy child or a garden or a redeemed social condition; to know that even a life has breathed better because you have lived. This is having succeeded!
On Wednesday, Bundchen, 42, vanity fair interview came up about their split and she admitted that she still loves Brady.
‘Sometimes you grow up together; sometimes you separate,’ she said. “When I was 26 and he was 29, we met, we wanted a family, we wanted things together.
Tom Brady posted a cryptic quote on Instagram less than 24 hours after his ex-wife, Gisele Bundchen, gave a lengthy and detailed interview about their divorce.
Brady posted a quote on social media about success and “false friends” Thursday morning.
Brady and Bundchen announced their divorce last year after 13 years of marriage.
“As time goes by, we realize that we just wanted different things and now we have to make a decision. That doesn’t mean you don’t love the person.
‘It just means that in order for you to be authentic and really live the life you want to live, you have to have someone who can meet you in the middle, right? It’s a dance. It’s a balance.
The Brazilian insisted that Brady’s decision to retire and play in the 2022 NFL season had no impact on their marriage.
“Listen, I’ve always encouraged him and would go on forever,” he said. ‘If there is a person I want to be the happiest in the world, it is him, believe me.
‘I want you to achieve and conquer. I want all your dreams to come true. That is what I want, truly, from the bottom of my heart.
The couple announced their divorce in October last year, after 13 years of marriage. They had two children together, Benjamin and Vivienne, while Brady also has the eldest son, Jack, from a preliminary relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan.
Brady, 45, a seven-time Super Bowl winner and considered the best quarterback to ever play football, announced his retirement in February after his Tampa Bay Buccaneers team lost to the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs.
Brady announced the news in a short video on Instagram, joking, “You just get a super emotional retirement essay and I used mine last year.”
Bundchen said he still loves Brady, but they’ve grown apart and now want different things.
Brady’s 2022 NFL season was his last: he announced his retirement at age 45 last month.
Bundchen commented below her announcement, saying, “I wish you only wonderful things in this new chapter of your life.”
Brady has since been questioned about whether he would ever be tempted to retire yet again, but insists he wants to focus on his children.
He tweeted about the rumors in early March, writing: “Anyone who thinks I have time to go back to the NFL has never adopted a 2 month old kitten for their daughter.”
And he had to address them again at his unofficial retirement party last week.
“There’s nothing I love more than football,” Brady said. “But I have little kids and they’ve seen enough of their dad’s games and it’s time for me to watch his dad’s games.”
Brady has often been seen with his children in the postseason, whether it’s on a ski vacation or at his daughter’s riding lessons. It is also expected that she will eventually join FOX Sports as an NFL analyst on a 10-year, $375 million deal, but it will likely be for the 2024 season.
Bundchen, meanwhile, has relaunched her modeling career since her divorce. She described the impact of the split for Vanity Fair as “like a death and rebirth”.