Gisele says she would never try to convince Tom Brady to retire
Gisele Bundchen has voiced concerns in the past about her husband Tom Brady’s long-term health and the physical impact football has had on him, but she insists she would never try to persuade the five-time Super Bowl champion to retire.
In a wide-ranging interview with Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal that was published on Tuesday, Gisele said any reports indicating she has been pushing Brady to retire are inaccurate.
“It’s not my decision to make,” she told Gay. “It’s his decision, and he knows it. It wouldn’t be fair any other way. 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.'”
Gisele added that she would never want to make a decision for Brady and have him resent her for it.
“I would never in my life, ever,” she said. “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. … I’m entitled to have my concerns because my husband is the father of my children. If you don’t have your health, what do you have?”
Brady himself has said in the past that Gisele would love for him to retire, but the comments have been made mostly in joking contexts. Of course, we all remember when Gisele created some awkwardness for Brady by implying that he lied about a serious injury.
Considering Brady is 40, has three children and has accomplished more than any other player in NFL history, it would be hard to call his wife unreasonable even if she did ask him to give up his playing career.