Tom Brady’s three children wished their father good luck today ahead to his first NFL home game of the season in Florida in a touching video filmed on the pitch.
However Brady’s wife supermodel Gisele Bundchen, 42, was seemingly missing from the sidelines before the football legend’s team lost 14-12 to the Green Bay Packers.
In the video, Brady, 45, hugs his three children, son, Jack, 15, who he shares with Blue Bloods star Bridget Moynahan, and his two kids with Gisele, Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9.
The seven-time Super Bowl winner leaned over his daughter as she grinned ear-to-ear ahead of the game.
He then hugged Benjamin before Vivian whispered to the quarterback, prompting him to tenderly kiss her on the forehead. After appearing to walk away to begin the game, Brady doubles back to hug his eldest son.
According to a report from People Magazine, the kids were brought to the game by Brady’s mother and his sisters.
An insider said: ‘Gisele continues to be dedicated to her kids and is working on personal projects.’ The source also confirmed that Gisele was not in Tampa for the game.
Tom Brady embraces his daughter, Vivian, 9, prior to his losing effort on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers
Brady hugs his son Jack on Sunday. Jack’s mother is Blue Bloods actress Bridget Moynahan
A source close to the couple told Page Six earlier this week: ‘Gisele mostly only attends home games. Tom and his team are hopeful she will be back in the family box with their kids for the Packers game this Sunday’
A spokesperson for Gisele declined to comment when asked by DailyMail.com.
During the warm-up to the game, Brady was pictured wearing a t-shirt featuring his high school yearbook picture with the caption: ‘Greatness lasts forever.’
Gisele and Tom’s relationship is said to be on the rocks, with reports that the couple are living apart after Brady’s sudden U-turn on retirement last March.
This past Tuesday, Page Six reported that Brady expected Gisele to be in attendance for the first home game.
They quoted a source saying: ‘Gisele mostly only attends home games. Tom and his team are hopeful she will be back in the family box with their kids for the Packers game this Sunday.’
The same insider added: ‘There’s been trouble in the marriage over his decision to un-retire. Gisele has always been the one with the kids. They had agreed he would retire to focus on the family, then he changed his mind.’
Brady suffered a finger injury in the lead-up to the showdown with Aaron Rodgers’ Packers, the Bucs reported this week.
It was later revealed that the injury was on Brady’s ring-finger, albeit on his right, rather than left hand. Coach Todd Bowles said on Friday that the injury would not affect his ability to play.
Brady throws a pass against the Green Bay Packers during the second quarter in the game at Raymond James Stadium
Rodgers got the win against Brady in the pair’s fifth battle against each other in the NFL
During the game, Brady ducked to avoid a sack and rumbled for 18 yards only to bust his knee brace and see the play negated by penalty.
Missing his top three receivers to injuries and suspension and his favorite target to retirement, the 45-year-old Brady isn´t passing at his usual prolific rate this season.
Still, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a chance against the Green Bay Packers after Brady connected with Russell Gage on a 1-yard touchdown with 14 seconds left. But a delay-of-game penalty pushed the 2-point conversion back to the 7 and Brady´s pass fell incomplete, giving the Packers a 14-12 victory Sunday.
‘Our job is to go out there and score points and we´re just not doing that,’ Brady said. ‘You´re not going to score points if you don´t execute well.’
This comes as Gisele took a trip to Costa Rica on her own at the start of September after having an ‘epic fight’ with Brady, according to the New York Post.
Brady and Gisele have been living apart for more than a month, reports claim.
One person who has sided with Gisele this week is YouTuber Logan Paul’s girlfriend Julia Rose.
Rose said in an appearance on Paul’s podcast, BS: ‘I just personally think that Giselle, including just all these wives of these athletes, and girlfriends, these athletes, I don’t think they get enough credit.’
She went on: ‘I don’t feel like they honestly get the credit they deserve for putting up with these men and within their businesses and what they’re doing like, I’m sorry, but Giselle doesn’t get nearly enough credit.’
Previously, a source close to the couple told People Magazine: ‘She doesn’t hate that he’s playing football, but she sure hates the way he handled the retirement and coming back.’
The source added: ‘He knows that, and he’s doing what he can do to smooth things over. He does know that this is his last season if he wants to stay married.’ There has been plenty of speculation that regardless of his marital situation, the 2022 will be Brady’s last.
It’s unlikely that the family will go hungry. In May, Brady signed a deal to take on a role as Fox’s lead NFL analyst in a deal worth $375 million over 10-years.
Brady was already dating Gisele in 2006 when he was dumbstruck by the news that Moynahan was pregnant with their son
Brady and Gisele have spoken fondly of his blended family but at the time, Moynahan’s pregnancy was a shock to all parties.
Brady was already dating Gisele in 2006 when he was dumbstruck by the news that the actress was pregnant with their son.
Gisele has reflected on the time in her memoir and said that it turned her life ‘upside down,’ adding that she did not have an ‘easy time’ coming to terms with it.
However the Brazilian model said that over time her ‘heart expanded in ways (she) didn’t know were possible.’
Moynahan said in her own memoir that she ‘barely left the house’ during her pregnancy because of all the attention, calling herself ‘reclusive’ and ‘wildly private.’
She wrote: ‘Having a baby should have been the most joyous time of my life, but instead I felt assaulted.’
Gisele has said that she doesn’t like calling herself ‘stepmom’ to Jack and said she prefers to call herself ‘bonus mom.’
She has also called him her ‘bonus child.’
Tom and Gisele’s marriage has been under strain since his decision to unretire from football
In an interview with Howard Stern, Brady has said that the period was ‘very hard’ for Gisele.
He said: ‘To think she fell in love with this guy, and now this guy’s ex-girlfriend is pregnant. And it was very challenging for my son’s mom because she didn’t envision that either.’
Gisele has in the past talked about how she put her modeling career second so that Brady could chase seven Super Bowl victories on his way to becoming arguably the greatest quarterback of all time.
In May she told British Vogue: ‘I don’t think relationships just happen; it’s never the fairy tale people want to believe it is. It takes work to be really in sync with someone, especially after you have kids.
‘His focus is on his career, mine is mostly on the kids.’
In a recent interview with Elle magazine, Gisele said she had ‘concerns’ about Brady returning to football, a decision which made him the oldest quarterback ever to play in the NFL.
She said: ‘This is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present.
‘I have definitely had those conversations with him over and over again. But ultimately, I feel that everybody has to make a decision that works for (them) He needs to follow his joy, too.’
Gisele added that she was ‘very fulfilled, as a mother and as a wife,’ adding in an apparent reference to her own career: ‘And now it’s going to be my turn.’
But since Brady’s decision to unretire her life has been overshadowed by questions about football yet again.
Gisele skipped out on an event at fashion week in New York even though she was supposed to attend and was in the city.
She was reportedly seen crying on the phone and has been photographed with daughter Vivian Lake without Brady in sight.