Tom Brady described his struggles with balancing football and his three children amid his feud with wife Gisele Bündchen.
“You can’t stop your life even if you play sports,” the 45-year-old NFL player said on the episode of his “Let’s Go! with Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald, and Jim Gray” podcast about raising Jack, 15. , Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9.
“Even though I’m in my 23rd year, I have a high school freshman who also plays soccer,” Brady continued. “I have a 12-year-old going through his life. I have a 9 year old going through her life. And I have parents.”
The athlete noted that he finds it difficult to decide how to “maximize” his family and career goals.
“Once the football season comes, I really shut down on what to do and how to focus and the kind of dedication I have to make to the organization,” he said, adding that he doesn’t want to “cheat” fans.
The seven-time Super Bowl winner also addressed his return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after a short-lived retirement.
“I just felt like I had a little bit left. And I want to give it a shot,” he said. “I owed it to my teammates and our great coaches and our entire organization.”
The quarterback’s decision sparked an “epic” fight with Bündchen, Vidak For Congress reported exclusively last Thursday, with the supermodel, 42, leaving their Florida home to fly solo to Costa Rica.
“They agreed that he would retire to focus on the family, but then he changed his mind,” a source explains of the argument, saying Brady was “sad” but focused on being a “super dad” to be for his little ones.
On Bündchen’s return, the former Victoria’s Secret Angel took her and Brady’s two children — the former New England Patriots player Jack shares with his ex Bridget Moynahan — to a water park in Aventura.
Brady didn’t go to the family outing, but stayed in Tampa.
Last month, the footballer missed 11 days of training, accusing his absence of “personal … st.”
Brady, who has been married to Bündchen since 2009, explains: “Everyone has different situations that they deal with. We all have really unique challenges in our lives.”