They are both superstars in their own right, and they both have millions of fans and followers on the social media. Together, they were considered one of he most powerful and most influential celebrity couples and that is why their decision to split shocked many.
What Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen had resembled the perfect life, but after two children and 13 years of marriage they decided to call it quits.
Now, they both opened up how the split affected their lives and how they manage to co-parent their children, 13-year-old Benjamin and 10-year-old Vivian.
“I think for me, when you decide to have children, that’s a big undertaking, and I don’t think you take it lightly. And I think these kids that come up under your roof, you want to provide them with values, so that when they move forward in their life, they have a real solid base and foundation,” the athlete said. “And I think myself and their mom have done an amazing job of providing that, and I think that we’re just gonna keep doing it.”
But Brady added, “We’re never a finished product. The kids aren’t finished products. At the end of the day, we’re learning along with them. And all you can do is the best you can do with the opportunities that you have, and the challenges you have, and we all have unique challenges to our life that we deal with.”
Co-parenting isn’t something the multiple Super Bowl champion experienced for the first time. In fact, Brady and his ex-girlfriend, Bridget Moynahan, share a son together, 15-year-old Jack.
“There’s no guidebook to life. A lot of the things that happen in your life are the first time. You don’t know how to say always the appropriate thing or the right thing, but the only thing you can do for your kids is to try and say, ‘All right, guys, this is kinda the way that it’s worked for me, and the things that I’ve learned from, and now it’s up to you, you gotta take it,’” the former star quarterback told ET Online. “‘Now, you’ve got choices outside of the house … go out there and do well in the community, respect everyone, respect others. Go out there and make a contribution and find something you love to do. Bring a positive attitude.’”
Brady is aware that being a parent is tough and that no matter how hard one tries, there are times when we fail.
“We’re all gonna fail. We’re all gonna have adversities in life, and I think you’re defined a lot by your adversities because those are the things in the end that challenge you to grow the most,” he added as to what he hopes his children will learn from him.
“I mean, life has its ups and downs, professionally, and there’s different things that happen in your life personally, and you just gotta continue to understand them emotionally, intellectually, and then as you move forward, try not to make the same mistakes. And just try to keep growing and become a better person by all your different actions.”
Following his retirement, Brady expended his family with a pair of kittens.
“Well, I think it’s actually very cute, I never imagined myself having cats, but then I had a little daughter who fell in love with these baby kittens when we were in Tampa last year. We had an amazing bonding experience volunteering at the Humane Society of Tampa, and every week we would go and see the animals, and she fell in love with the little kittens, and by the end of the year, every time we’d leave, she’d say, ‘Daddy, Daddy,’ and I said, ‘When I’m done playing, OK?’ And since then, we’ve had these amazing little creatures come into our life.”
Going through divorce is hard enough, but when there are children involved, things get even harder. We are glad Brady and Bündchen managed to agree on co-parenting their children.
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