Tom Brady’s wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, did an interview with the Wall Street Journal and was asked about his career.
According to Gisele, she’s never asked Tom to retire, despite concerns about his long-term health. The Patriots first lady said of Brady’s retirement that it’s not her decision to make.
Via the Wall Street Journal:
Bündchen has spoken in the past about her concerns with Brady’s football career, given the growing science about the long-term impact of concussions. “I’m entitled to have my concerns because my husband is the father of my children,” she says. “If you don’t have your health, what do you have?”
At the same time, Bündchen sees how passionate Brady remains about the game, how much joy he takes in playing, even now in his 40s.
“It’s not my decision to make,” she says of any retirement talk for Brady. “It’s his decision, and he knows it. It wouldn’t be fair any other way.
“He’s so focused right now,” she says. “He has a laser focus on just winning and being the best, and I said, ‘You know what? This is what you’re doing right now in your life, and you need to feel complete in it, because if I’m the one who comes and says something and then you make a decision based on something that I said—’ ”
He’d resent it?
“Yeah, and I would never in my life, ever. I want him to be happy. Believe me, I’ve been with him when he’s losing. Try to be with him after you have lost [Super Bowls]. I mean, I had my fair share, OK? As long as he’s happy, he’s going to be a better father, he’s going to be a better husband, and I just want him to be happy. I do have my concerns, like anyone would.”
There’s no doubt that she’s telling the truth. What man wouldn’t do everything his supermodel wife told him to do?
Yes, even Tom Brady, the greatest quarterback of all-time, has to do what his wife tells him.
Will she let him play until he’s 45? That’s probably a different story.