Despite having received more awards than any other NFL player, Tom Brady’s most valued title is “Dad” to his children.
The NFL quarterback is a father of three children. He notably announced his retirement from football in March 2022 and then again in February 2023. With his former girlfriend, the actress Bridget Moynahan, he has a son named John “Jack” Edward Thomas. He also has two children, Benjamin Rein and Vivian Lake, with his former wife, Gisele Bündchen.
Brady and Bündchen separated on October 28, 2022, following a 13-year union. The former couple consented to share custody of Vivian and Benjamin. Brady will reside in Tampa, while Bündchen is expected to stay in Miami, according to a source.
Brady released a statement on Instagram not long after the divorce rumours surfaced. “We are blessed with beautiful and wonderful children who will continue to be the center of our world in every way,” he wrote in a letter.
Brady, Bündchen, and Moynahan have been transparent about motherhood, co-parenting, and living in a mixed family over the years. To give his all for his family and team, Brady has even had to modify his work-life balance.
In 2019, Brady said to PEOPLE, “Time is so valuable and it’s so easy to forget how quickly it can pass us by.” “I love my family so much and I love what I do for a living so much [that] I never, ever want to take those things for granted, and I really try to treasure every second.”
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Brady and Moynahan had a romantic connection from 2004 to 2006. The Blue Bloods actress disclosed that she had became pregnant prior to their breakup shortly after their 2006 breakup. John “Jack” Edward Thomas Moynahan was born in Santa Monica, California, on August 22, 2007, to coparents.
Before Jack was born, Brady was anxious about the “challenge” of parenthood, but he has since accepted the position completely. When Brady was a player for the New England Patriots, he resided in Massachusetts; but, after signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he moved to Florida. Additionally, he stays in touch with Jack in New York City, where he resides with Moynahan and her spouse, Andrew Frankel.
Moynahan and Bündchen have both openly talked about their blended families and co-parenting. When Moynahan found out she was pregnant, the former Victoria’s Secret Angel admitted to PEOPLE in 2018 that she had already started dating Brady, which “wasn’t the ideal situation” for them. But [Bridget] is just wonderful,” she continued. “I understand that this was difficult, but I couldn’t imagine living without [Jack].” He’s my bonus child, I say.”
There are many similarities between the well-known quarterback and his oldest, particularly in sports. Jack served as the Buccaneers’ ball boy throughout Brady’s time as a player for Tampa Bay, a role he took “very seriously.”
Brady discussed what it’s like to watch Jack play quarterback for his high school football team in October 2022.
The former athlete remarked on his podcast, “I love watching him play quarterback because I think there’s very few things in life that I could probably help him with.” “You know, I don’t have a lot of specialties in life other than probably throwing the football.”
Brady went on, “He’s a lot wiser. He has a very strong work ethic. What a wonderful child he is. However, I can undoubtedly assist him at quarterback.”
Brady celebrated his son’s 16th birthday on Instagram in August 2023. He posted pictures of Jack and himself together with a picture of the teenager with his younger brothers.
“16 years of joy with the best son, brother, friend, and teammate any parent could ever hope for,” the pleased father captioned the photo. “Every day since your birth has been such a blessing for everyone who knows you, and you altered our lives on the day of your birth. The learners permit is the next step to be completed 😬😂.
Brady and Bündchen tied the knot in February 2009, and on December 8, 2009, they welcomed Benjamin Rein, their first child, into the Boston area.
Brady was first dubious of their son’s home delivery, but the couple discussed it in the ESPN+ series Man in the Arena: Tom Brady. After a while, he warmed up to the idea and said, “It’s always in my memory to be there with G when he was born at our house. I believe we had the most exquisite manner of bringing this boy into the world.”
Brady has stated that although he first thought his two sons would be similar in their hobbies, Benjamin isn’t a huge sports fan, which was initially difficult for the football player.
“I thought, ‘Come on, let’s get this done.'” And his response was, “Nope.” And I thought, “What? “No, proceed with this,” he clarified to Men’s Health. “And Gisele kept saying to me, ‘Would you effing understand that your son is different?'”
“It was hard for me,” he continued. What do you mean, I asked? “He should do all these things that I do; he’s a boy.”
Brady clarifies that he has since come to accept Benjamin’s preferences, saying, “Benny simply has different tastes in things.” And that’s fantastic since all I have to do now is follow his wishes.
In the end, Benjamin did choose to give football a try—but not to follow in the footsteps of his well-known dad.
In a Let’s Go! episode from September 2023 Jim Gray, Larry Fitzgerald, and Tom Brady were present when Brady revealed that his son’s goal was to play tight end like Rob Gronkowski. “So I sent Gronk a text saying, ‘Hey, my boy wants to be like you!'” Brady remarked, “And he adored it.”
The happy parents celebrated their son’s 14th birthday on Instagram in December 2023 with yet another round of posts. “Can you believe it, my son Benny? Already fourteen years old! “You’re definitely a superhero to me now, even though it seems like yesterday you were running around in your superhero cape ❤️,” Brady wrote as the caption on a picture of his kid wearing a football uniform.
“You’ve grown significantly, and not just in stature—watch out, @gronk. Your generosity, intelligence, and general awesomeness have all increased,” Brady continued. “Your ability to make people laugh, your knack for solving problems, and your endless debating skills 🤣 make you a force to be reckoned with.”
Bündchen paid her own homage to the young man. “Happy birthday, my darling boy! I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to learn with someone as kind-hearted as you are every day. “Te amo muito❤️,” she wrote as the description for a carousel post that included several pictures of Benjamin. “Ps. Your infant will eventually grow to be as tall as you are. You won’t be prepared for it either.”
On December 5, 2012, the couple welcomed Vivian Lake into the world in Boston. Brady said to ESPN a few days after her birth, “I grew up in a house with three sisters. Not that I can figure out what makes a woman tick, because I can’t, but I think it’s fantastic for my guys to have a girl in the house, if only to get an understanding of it. She is a lovely young child.”
Brady acknowledged that he became a bit of a softie around Vivian when she was a toddler. In 2016, he said, “That little girl owns my day — owns my life,” to Entertainment Tonight. “I am unable to refuse anything. I follow her dad’s instructions, no matter what they are.
Vivian and her siblings were frequently spotted supporting Brady in the stands before he retired, especially at his first game against the Patriots after joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Vivian, Benjamin, and Bündchen dressed up as “Tampa Bay Pirates” to celebrate Halloween that same month.
Vivian and her mother share many similarities. Together, they like to practice yoga, meditate, and ride horses. So much so that, in 2023, Bündchen purchased a horse farm.
“I was taking her riding here, and every time I went there, the area turned into a hub for paparazzi.” I thought to myself, ‘I can’t live this way. She said to PEOPLE, “I want to be having fun with my daughter.” “It should be enjoyable for us to do this together. I thought, “This way, I can get her to practice what she enjoys.”
Brady celebrated his youngest child’s 11th birthday on Instagram in December 2023. The NFL player featured pictures of Vivian during her career, showing her playing football and tennis.
“To the cutest little angel of my life—Happy 11th birthday! 😇 I get so much satisfaction from seeing you develop into the incredible person that you are. To all of us, you are always a brilliant star 🌼,” Brady captioned the photo.