45-year-old NFL star Tom Brady is revealing about his life outside football. He shares 12-year-old son Benjamin Rein and 9-year-old daughter Vivian Lake with his wife Gisele Bundchen. The player is also father to son John “Jack” Edward with his ex Bridget Moynahan.
You can’t stop your life even though sports is happening: Tom Brady
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback pondered retirement this off-season before deciding to return for a 23rd NFL season eventually. Previously this year, soon following the termination of the Buccaneers to their season, Brady surprised everybody by announcing his retirement.
On 5th September, Monday the NFL veteran debuted season 2 of his SiriusXM podcast Let’s Go! With Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray.
“Well, I just felt like I had a little left. And I want to give it a shot,” said Brady. “I owed it to my teammates and our great coaches and our whole organization.”
He said: “When I was 25, all I did was think about football. That was my life. It was eat, sleep, drink football. It was my profession, it was my career.”
“And then over time, other priorities develop because you change and evolve through life and you grow in different ways. So you take on these different responsibilities, of family and commitment and so forth. And you commit time and energy to those things.”
“You can’t stop your life even though sports is happening,” he added, marking that his son John “Jack” Edward is currently playing high school freshman football and his two younger children are experiencing their life.
“Even though I’m playing in my 23rd year, I have a freshman in high school that is playing football, too. I have a 12 year old that is going through his life. I have a 9 year old that is going through her life. And I have parents,” said Brady.
“I have a lot of things that are really important off-field pursuits and goals that you are trying to maximize as well. So we all have different things that are going on, and I think once football season comes I really lock in on what I need to do and how I need to focus and the kind of commitment I need to make for the organization so we can maximize our potential as a team.”
He added, “And that’s the commitment I’ve always made and I’ve tried to do that in the best way possible, and tried to bring as much joy as I can to the people that are watching. I never felt like I ever wanted to cheat anyone with that.” [H/T PEOPLE]