Gisele Bündchen Responds to News of Tom Brady’s Retirement – ​​NBC Chicago

Gisele Bündchen wishes her ex-husband Tom Brady the best after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback announced on February 1 that he was retiring from the NFL “forever.”

“I wish you only wonderful things in this new chapter of your life. 🙏🏼,” Bündchen, 42, commented on an Instagram video of Brady, 45, revealing his big news.

In his video, Brady, who won seven Super Bowl titles during his 23rd NFL season, told fans that he was keeping his retirement announcement simple, particularly since he had previously announced his retirement on February 1, 2022 before change your mind 40 days later and playing one more season.

“Good morning guys, I’m going to get to the point right away: I’m retiring forever,” he said. “I know the process was a big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning, I thought I’d hit record to let you guys know first so it doesn’t take too long.”

“You just get a super emotional retirement essay, and I used mine last year,” the athlete added.

Brady, who began his career with the New England Patriots before joining the Bucs in 2020, thanked loved ones and teammates for their support over the years.

“My family, my friends, my teammates, my competitors, I could go on forever, there are just too many,” he said. Thank you guys for allowing me to live my absolute dream, I wouldn’t change a thing. I love you all.”

Brady’s announcement comes three months after he and Bündchen jointly announced that they had officially divorced in October 2022 after 13 years of marriage and 16 years together.

The former couple share two children, Benjamin, 13, and Vivian, 10. Brady is also the father of a son, Jack, 15, with his ex Bridget Moynahan.

In the weeks leading up to the news of the couple’s divorce, Bündchen spoke in an interview with Elle about her concerns about Brady’s return to “a very violent sport.” The model also revealed that she wanted Brady to “be more present” with her children.

“I’ve definitely had those conversations with him over and over again,” Bündchen said. “But ultimately, I feel like everyone needs to make a decision that works for (them). He also needs to follow his joy.”

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