Gisele Bündchen sent Tom Brady best wishes for his season opener.
On Sunday, the Buccaneers quarterback’s wife tweeted, “Let’s go @TomBrady! Let’s go Bucs!” when Tampa Bay kicked off the 2022 season against the Cowboys in Dallas. The message from Bündchen, 42, comes after Page Six first reported tensions within the couple’s 13-year union over Brady’s decision to retire from the NFL.
Leading up to Sunday night’s showdown, a source told People that “nothing has been arranged for her.” [Bündchen] to be here for the first game of the regular season and that seems strange.”
“It feels very different this year than last year,” the insider continued.
Brady, who is in his 23rd season in the league, announced his plans to step out of the competition in February. He changed course 40 days later and rejoined the Buccaneers.
“Over the past two months I’ve realized that my place is still on the pitch and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now,” Brady, 45, said on social media in March.
In recent weeks, however, Brady’s personal affairs have come under the spotlight when the seven-time Super Bowl champion mysteriously left training camp in August. A month later, Page Six reported only marital problems with Bündchen.
“There have been problems in the marriage because of his decision not to retire. Gisele has always been the one with the kids,” a source said.
“They had agreed that he would retire to focus on the family, but then he changed his mind.”
Brady shares two children with Bündchen, son Benjamin, 12, and daughter Vivian, 9. He also co-parents 15-year-old son Jack with his ex, Bridget Moynahan.
While it remains to be seen how the 2022 season will play out for the Buccaneers, this year is expected to be Brady’s last, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Once Brady hangs up his cleats again, he will join TBEN Sports as their lead NFL analyst after agreeing to a monstrous 10-year $375 million deal in May.