Tom Brady’s wife Gisele Bündchen taught the quarterback a valuable lesson about letting your kids be their own people.
The New England Patriots star recently opened up to Men’s Health about having a tough time realizing one of his two sons wasn’t a football fanatic like his dad. While 12-year-old Jack, whose mother is actress Bridget Moynahan, is a huge sports fan, 9-year-old Benjamin isn’t so keen on them.
Vivian, Brady’s 7-year-old daughter, wasn’t discussed in regard to her interest in sports— though the dad of three is clearly still active with her. He posted a video on Instagram last month cliff diving with her on vacation.
“Jack is just like me—he holds a lot in,” Brady said. “Benny lets it all out. Vivi, she doesn’t care. They’re going to be their own selves, not who you want them to be… Jack loves sports. He wants to try hard, and he never wants to disappoint his dad. That was me. I’d wake up early on weekends to do stuff with my dad. That’s why I didn’t party a lot. If Dad wanted to golf, I wanted to be there with him. And if I ever missed those things, it would crush me.”
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When Benjamin was born, Brady figured he’d also have a knack for sports.
“I was like, ‘C’mon, let’s do this,’” Brady recalled. “And he was like, ‘Nope.’ And I was like, ‘What? No, do this!’”
It was Bündchen who finally knocked some sense into him.
“Gisele kept saying to me, ‘Would you effing understand that your son is different?’ It was hard for me,” he said. “I was like, ‘What do you mean? He’s a boy; he should just do all these things that I do.'”
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SOURCE: USA Today, Hannah Yasharoff