Tom Brady went on the Howard Stern Show this morning and opened up about his life in a way we’ve never heard before because of the Patriots Way and Bill Belichick running a tight ship. We learned that Tom and Gisele’s marriage hasn’t always been ideal and that Tom was confronted by Gisele after she “wasn’t satisfied” with how their marriage was going.
“There was a couple years ago, she didn’t feel I was doing my part for the family,” Brady said. “She felt like I would play football all season and she would take care of the house, and then all the sudden when the season would end, that I’d be like, ‘Great, let me get into all my other business activities. Let me get into my football training.’ And she’s sitting there going, ‘Well, when are you going to do things for the house? When are you going to take the kids to school and do that?’”
Brady and Stern also addressed Tom dabbling with pot back in high school. NESN transcribed pretty much the entire interview for you guys.
“My dad was always available to me, so in a way when I did those things, I really felt guilty. If I woke up the next morning with a hangover, I just felt guilty about it. I never was really indulging. I definitely had my fun in high school, with partying and drinking and smoking weed on occasion, but as it got later in my high school life, those became less and less and less.”
As for the Gisele stuff, Tom had to make a big transition in his life and that meant cutting back in his offseason workload that prevented him from being present when Gisele could use a hand. As for why he keeps going with football at 42, it sounds like a guy (your dad?) who keeps working because it beats sitting around the house.
“I could sit here and (say) stop playing football so I could worry about what’s going to happen or worry about this or that instead of saying why don’t I live my life the way that I want to and enjoy it? For me, it’s doing what I love to do. You don’t tell a musician to stop singing at age 42. You don’t tell a great painter, stop painting at 42. If you want to stop, stop, go ahead. But for me, because I feel like I can still play doesn’t mean I should just stop playing because that’s what everyone tells me I should do.”