Wealth is the ‘hardest’ part of parenting

Tom Brady thinks his and Gisele Bündchen’s wealth is the “hardest” thing about raising their children.

“We have people who clean for us. We have people who make our food. We have people to take us to the airport if we need it. … We get off a plane and people are waiting for us and we’re ushered in,” the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback said on a recent episode of Spotify’s “Drive” podcast.

“That’s my kids’ reality, which is the hardest thing to say, ‘Guys, this isn’t how reality really is. … What can we do about it?’”

Brady shares son Benjamin, 12, and daughter Vivian, 9, with Bündchen. He also co-parents son John “Jack,” 14, with ex Bridget Moynahan.

The NFL star, 44, said he and the Brazilian supermodel, 41, are trying to make their kids recognizable by “creating experiences more like what most kids go through,” but admitted at the end of the day that his children will “still have experiences that many children never have.”

Brady said his and Bündchen’s humble beginnings have helped them understand and appreciate their privilege.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen with their children on a football field.
“We have people who clean for us. We have people making our food,” the Buccaneers quarterback said on Spotify’s “Drive” podcast.

“My wife grew up in rural Brazil, the southernmost state, Rio Grande do Sul, a very small farming village, a very simple girl,” he explained. “There are two bedrooms in their house – one for their parents and one for her and her five sisters.

“I grew up in, I would say, a middle-class family in California. My father did his best for our family,” he continued. “My mother stayed at home [and] took care of us children, and I saw my mother working every day making dinner for us and washing our clothes.”

The Brady designer admitted he’s “blew up a lot of things,” what he called “the reality of parenting,” but said he hopes his kids realize the luxuries they experience are just a treat.

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