Tom Brady may be 44 years old, but he doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. However, he does appreciate his wife Gisele Bündchen and his kids John, 13, Benjamin, 11, and Vivian, 8, for their “sacrifice over a long period of time”.
Tom Brady started dating German supermodel Gisele Bundchen in 2007. The couple got married in 2009 and have 2 children, son Benjamin Rein, 11, and daughter Vivian Lake, eight.
At 43, Brady’s undisputed GOAT status only keeps cementing itself. 21 years in the league, a slow, un-athletic, backup pocket passer is now a 7 time Superbowl champion. And Brady says he owes a lot to the sacrifices made by his family. But even though Brady says he owes it to them to retire, he doesn’t intend on retiring before he turns 45.
Tom Brady spoke about retirement and his wife Gisele Bündchen
Brady said on an episode of SiriusXM Town Hall, hosted by Jim Gray, that he wants to play until he’s 45 years old before evaluating retirement. “Things change as you get older and there’s a lot of different responsibilities I have in my life,” he said.
“My kids and my family is certainly very important and they made a lot of sacrifice over a long period of time to watch me play. So, you know, I owe it to them, too,” the athlete said.
“I play because I love the game. I play because I love to compete,” Brady told Gray, 61. “We shouldn’t stop our life, even though we love something because it’s just, someone puts an arbitrary timeline on that.” He added, “And I felt for a long time, I could play until I was 45 years old. I think I committed to say, ‘Hey, I’m going to play till I’m 45.’ And this year I’ll be 44, which naturally takes me to the next year. I’ve got a two-year contract. We’ll see what happens beyond that.”
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Gisele Bündchen asked Brady what more he has to prove
After he led the Buccaneers to victory at the Super Bowl in February, Brady’s wife Bündchen asked, “What more do you have to prove?”
“It’s hard to walk away from something that you still feel like you can do and you wanna do. It’s not about proving it to others what you can do, it’s more about proving it to yourself,” he candidly admitted. “And I still feel like even though I’ll be 44 for this year, I still have a chance to still prove to myself that I can still do it at 44 because I really worked to a point where I can still do it at this age.”