In October 2021 episode in his podcast,”Let’s go! With Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray”, Mr. Brady was asked how to balance his career with family life.
Mr Brady said: “I think my wife has been keeping the house for a long time. “And I think there are things she wants to accomplish. You know, she hasn’t worked much in the last 10, 12 years, just raised our family and committed to living in Boston and then moving to Florida. But it’s a problem, and it’s a problem that’s very difficult to reconcile without just saying, ‘Hey, it’s time to retire.’ And I think that yes, you know, we’re also coming to an end here, so I don’t want to miss any of the kids.”
2022: Rumors and ‘concerns’
At times, fans and media portray Mrs. Bündchen as particularly eager for her husband to retire from football. In a September interview with ElleMs. Bündchen agrees with the writer’s assertion that such a depiction is rooted in sexism.
“Obviously, I have my concerns – this is a very violent sport, and I have my kids and I want him to be more present,” she said. “I definitely talked about those conversations over and over again with him. But in the end, I feel that people have to make the right decisions with [them]. He also needs to keep an eye on his fun.”
Brady’s absence from a few days of training camp in August caused a stir. At a press conference, Mr. Brady to listen upset when asked why he missed part of training for the upcoming season. “It’s all personal, you know, everyone has different situations they have to deal with. We all have truly unique challenges to our lives.”
In her profile for Elle, Ms. Bündchen reflected on the past decade or so. She said she has spent a lot of time with her family, “creating a cocoon and a loving environment for my children to grow up in” and “supporting” Mr Brady, but she feels ready for a new era of his life.
“I feel very fulfilled that way, as a mother and as a wife,” she said. “And now it’s my turn.”