Priority to his family. Tom Brady says he is grateful for the support of his family, a month after him and Gisele Bundchen finalized their divorce.
“Thanksgiving is always family time,” the 45-year-old quarterback said in a chat with Charles Barkley during the Monday, Nov. 21 episode of his SiriusXM podcast, “Let’s Go!” with Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray. While discussing how his parents supported him and his sisters growing up, Brady continued, “When you think about those vacations and the commitment that parents make and my parents made to me and my career is incredible. You know what I mean?”
He added: “It’s just that I’m here in my 23rd season, looking forward to finishing strong here after Thanksgiving, and obviously with a lot of gratitude for the people who have had such a huge impact in my life and m have supported throughout this incredible career. And, you know, I just want to be that for my kids. I just want to be the best dad I can be.
Brady’s comments come a month after he and the 42-year-old model – who share children Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9 – announced they had called it quits after more than a decade of marriage.
“In recent days my wife and I finalized our divorce after 13 years of marriage,” the Tampa Bay Buccaneers player wrote via his Instagram Story on Oct. 28. “We came to this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent. spent together. We are blessed with beautiful, wonderful children who will continue to be the center of our world in every way. We will continue to work together as parents to always ensure they receive the love and attention they deserve.
He continued, “We wish only the best for each other as we pursue the new chapters of our lives that remain to be written. And we kindly ask for privacy and respect as we navigate what is to come in the days and weeks ahead. »
Bündchen, for her part, added in a statement that she and Brady – who also shares 14-year-old son Jack with her ex Bridget Moynahan – gave priority to their children after their separation. “The decision to end a marriage is never easy, but we have separated and while of course it is difficult to go through something like this, I feel blessed for the time we have spent together and I always wish Tom the best,” she wrote via social media.
We Weekly confirmed in October that the former couple, who wed in 2009, were living apart amid tensions over Brady’s decision to return to the NFL just six weeks after announcing his retirement. “Tom and Gisele are still in disagreement regarding his retirement,” a source exclusively told Us at the time. “They currently live in separate houses but continue to communicate.”
Despite the problems it caused for his marriage, Brady told reporters he had “no regrets” about his decision to continue playing football. “Definitely not,” he told ESPN on Nov. 11. “I came back because I felt like I wanted to compete, and I told the team about it, and they were excited to see me again.”
The athlete continued: “I don’t really regret that stuff – I think when I commit to it, I mean it, and I try my best and try to give everything I can for this special opportunity.”
Since the split, Bündchen has been spotted hanging out with a Jiu-Jitsu instructor Joaquim Valente while vacationing in Costa Rica. “[Gisele and Joaquim] have known each other for two years,” a source said exclusively. We earlier this month after the couple were pictured having dinner with their children.