Tom Brady is “doing what he can to smooth things over” with wife Gisele Bündchen amid tension in their 13 year marriage over his decision to un-retire from the NFL, according to a new report.
The Buccaneers quarterback, who recently began his 23rd year in the league with a win against the Cowboys on Sunday, knows “this is his last season if he wants to stay married,” a source told People on wednesday
“She doesn’t hate that he plays football, but she definitely hates the way he handled the retirement and coming back,” the insider said of Bündchen, 42, and Brady, 45.
“He knows that, and he’s doing what he can to smooth things over. He knows this is his last season if he wants to stay married.”
The source also told the publication that the couple’s marriage was not “over by any means.” Meanwhile, CNN reported on Thursday that Brady and Bündchen is “living apart” in the midst of marital woes.
Brady first announced in February that he was stepping away from the game after 22 seasons. A month later, however, he changed direction and rejoined the pirates.
“These past two months I have realized that my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now,” Brady posted on Instagram in March, to which Bündchen replied: “Here we go again! Let’s go beloved!”
Before the start of the regular season, Brady stepped away from training camp for 11 days in August for personal reasons. In the days after his return, Page Six exclusively reported that Brady and Bündchen were in the middle of a big fight.
“There were problems in the marriage because of his decision to retire. Gisele has always been the one with the kids,” a source told Page Six in early September.
“They agreed he would retire to focus on the family, then he changed his mind.”
“Let’s go @TomBrady! Let’s go Bucs!” she wrote Sunday, the same day Brady’s Buccaneers topped the Cowboys, 19-3.
With Brady preparing for a Week 2 matchup against the Saints in New Orleans, Bündchen is said to be in New York as part of Fashion Week, Reported by Page Six Tuesday, the same day her Elle cover story dropped.
In the feature, which is part of the October 2022 issue of the publication, Bündchen talked about her future plans.
“I did my part, which is what it is [to] be there for [Tom]. I moved to Boston, and I focused on creating a cocoon and loving environment for my children to grow up and be there supporting him and his dreams. To see my children succeed and become the beautiful people they are, to see him succeed, and be fulfilled in his career— that makes me happy. At this point in my life, I feel like I’ve done a good job of that,” the supermodel told Elle, later adding, “I have a huge list of things that I have to do that I want to do.”
When Brady hangs up his cleats for good, the quarterback — who is also dad to 15-year-old son Jack with ex Bridget Moynahan — will slide into the broadcast booth as Fox Sports’ lead NFL analyst. He agreed to a monster 10-year, $375 million deal with the network, The Post’s Andrew Marchand reported in May.
Reps for Brady and Bündchen did not immediately return The Post’s request for comment.