Some of you wanted to believe that Tom Brady was just being sarcastic in the first round of quotes we got from his Man of the World cover interview. Well… I don’t think so. I think Tom was simply being truthful about how he whines and pouts to get Gisele Bundchen’s attention. It wasn’t sarcasm – it was self-awareness. There are more quotes from the interview and I have to say… Tom really does not come across well. What’s up, Brady?
The American football star has two children with the Brazilian supermodel however the parents can’t help but act like youngsters themselves at times.
“I’m a guy, what doesn’t she get on me for? That’s just what wives do,” he told Man of the World magazine’s Fall issue. “I like attention from her, so when I’m not getting it I let her know in immature ways, like a young, immature child would. You throw fits and you pout and you whine until you get what you want.”
Although the sportsman’s actions used to do that trick when he craved the star’s attention, now his tactics are less successful.
“She’s on to me, she knows all of my tricks. So now I have to learn new tricks,” he continued.
Tom is known as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all NFL history, and is profiled by Geoffrey Grey styled by Deborah Watson and photographed by Randall Mesdon in the publication’s latest instalment. Speaking candidly, he reflects on family, leadership and finding peace on the field.
“My wife speaks five languages. I always tell her I speak two: English and football,” Tom – who sleeps with his playbook next to his bed – joked.
“In a weird way, even though it’s hyper-intense, I really am my true self out there,” he added. “I can be who I am without having to be polite or having to be on. If someone messes up, I can let them know. If I want to be excited, I can be excited. If I want to be pissed, I can be pissed. I’m more myself in front of 70,000 people.”
“I’m a guy, what doesn’t she get on me for? That’s just what wives do.” Ruh-roh. It sounds like that Star story might have been right on the money – they claimed that Gisele makes Tom do “chores” or else she’s the one throwing tantrums. Basically, it sounds like both Gisele and Tom are tantrum-prone toddlers who can’t use their grown-up words to describe their heightened emotions.
Photos courtesy of WENN, cover courtesy of Man of the World.