As Tom Brady hits the field Sunday for his 23rd season of NFL play, many fans are wondering if his wife, Giselle Bundchen, will be in the stands cheering him on.
The supermodel, 42, has been less than pleased about the 45-year-old quarterback returning to the field, according to a source quoted in US Weekly.
‘Gisele was not happy when Tom un-retired from the NFL after such a short time,’ according to the insider. ‘There is tension between them.’
Suiting up: As Tom Brady,45, hits the field Sunday for his 23rd season of NFL play, many fans are wondering if his wife, Giselle Bundchen, 42, will be in the stands cheering him on
The source continued: ‘They’re working through things and trying to come out the other side.’
The seven-time Super Bowl winner was excused from pre-season training in August to handle some ‘personal things.’
‘It’s all personal, you know.’ the MVP replied when asked about his absence August 27. ‘Everyone’s got different situations that they’re dealing with.’
Kick off: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to kick off the season against the Dallas Cowboys in their first matchup of the season
Un-retired: The Super Bowl MVP announced his retirement after the Super Bowl, but changed his mind and decided to return to the field, explaining, ‘I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands.’
‘We all have really unique challenges to our life. I’m 45 years old, man. There’s a lot of s**t going on, so just gotta figure out life the best you can. It’s a continuous process.’
The father of three, shares Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, nine with Gisele. His oldest son, Jack, 15, is from his relationship with ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynihan.
Earlier this year, Brady surprised fans when he changed his mind about retiring from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tension: The decision to return to play has resulted in tension between the couple who have been married since 2009/ Pictured New York March 2008
Tension: Gisele publicly supported the decision, but a source told US Weekly, ‘Gisele was not happy when Tom un-retired from the NFL after such a short time. There is tension between them’ /Pictured Tampa, FL February 2021
‘These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands,” the QB wrote in a social media post March 13. ‘That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG.’
His spouse seemed supportive of the decision, responding with, ‘Here we go again! Let’s go lovvvey! Let’s go Bucs!’
In May, Bundchen explained why raising children with the professional athlete is not the ‘fairy tale’ most people imagine it would be.
Personal issues: Tom was excused from pre-season training explaining that ‘We all have really unique challenges to our life. I’m 45 years old, man. There’s a lot of s**t going on, so just gotta figure out life the best you can’
During a candid interview with British Vogue, the mom-of-two explained that it takes ‘work to be really in sync with someone, especially after you have kids.’
‘His focus is on his career, mine is mostly on the kids,’ she explained. ‘And I’m very grateful that he lets me take the reins when it comes to our family. He trusts my decisions.’
The Brazilian beauty went on to explain how successful relationships ‘don’t just happen’ and recalled times when they didn’t always see eye to eye.
Honest: In May, Bundchen explained why raising children with the professional athlete is not the ‘fairy tale’ most people imagine it would be
‘I remember, in the beginning, he wasn’t into the idea of home birth,’ she told the magazine. ‘He was like, ‘You’re not going to do that, because you’re going to die.’
Eventually after showing him multiple videos on home birthing, she says he got on board.
‘I made it clear that this is my body and I’m going to decide how I give birth,’ the model stated.
Healthy marriage: During a candid interview with British Vogue, the 45-year-old supermodel explained that it takes ‘work to be really in sync with someone, especially after you have kids’
In her memoir, Lessons: My Path To A Meaningful Life, the author noted that parenting alone as he trains up to 12 hours a day has hurt their marriage.
Brady previously revealed Gisele’s feelings towards his lingering football career during a 2017 interview with SiriusXM, following his fifth Super Bowl win with his former team the New England Patriots.
‘If it was up to my wife, she would have me retire today,’ he admitted at the time. ‘She told me that last night three times. And I said, “Too bad, babe, I’m having too much fun right now.”‘