Gisele Bundchen ‘throws insane tantrums’ when Tom refuses to do his chores


The tabloids love talking about Gisele Bundchen and how she’s a ballbusting harpy. I’m of two minds on it – on one side, I would not be surprised at all if Gisele kept Tom Brady on a “short leash” and if she was very controlled and controlling about all aspects of her life. On the other side… I get tired of everyone beating up on Gisele. Yes, she’s said and done some dickish things but she’s not a monster. And enough with making every woman into a harpy! Anyway, this week’s Star Mag claims that Tom Brady is sick of Gisele making him do “chores” and controlling every part of their family life.

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady looked like the perfect couple in Brazil for the World Cup, but Star has learned that behind closed doors, things between the power duo are nowhere near as happy as they seem. According to insiders, Gisele is supercontrolling with Tom and has final say on everything from how their home is decorated to exactly how and where their children are raised.

Since the kids are too young to help out around the house, Gisele has enforced a strict chore schedule that their dad must stick to.

“They have housekeepers, but Gisele won’t let them do anything. She makes Tom get up at 6 am with the kids and then has him scrub the toilets and clean the floors while she sleeps in. She thinks that because she gave birth, her work is done.”

In the past, Tom went along with Gisele’s demands to keep the peace, but pals insist he’s finally starting to stand his ground.

“She throws an insane temper tantrum when things don’t go her way. One time, Tom didn’t do one of the chores on his list, and she berated him – even telling him that he’s a terrible role model for their children. But instead of doing what she wanted, he just took the kids and left the house. Gisele was shocked.:

The last straw for Tom was when Gisele decided that their $40 million dream home in LA wouldn’t cut it, and that she needed a quieter environment in order to keep tabs on her hubby.

“She rules Tom’s life… nobody would be surprised if he threw in the towel soon.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

Again, none of this would really surprise me, but again, why is all of this stuff a bad thing necessarily? Even though Tom could have married someone who would have given him a “free pass” from the dirty work of taking care of a home and raising children, he married a woman who wants him to participate in the daily work of raising a family and taking care of their home(s). Is Gisele a misunderstood ballbuster?



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  1. itsetsyou says:

    I think most of it is made up because it sounds utterly ridiculous. I do believe she is controlling and perhaps that’s what it takes to have a normal family in a celebrity world.

    • crab says:

      Especially this…….”They have housekeepers, but Gisele won’t let them do anything. She makes Tom get up at 6 am with the kids and then has him scrub the toilets and clean the floors while she sleeps in. She thinks that because she gave birth, her work is done.” Riiight!!

      • GMarchetti says:

        Yeah, she makes him ” scrub the toilets and clean the floor”! Can you imagine a football player on his knees doing all that? Besides, I doubt Gisele knows what a toilet is; she’s too dumb and probably uses it once a year.

      • Andrea says:

        It’s just too unbelievable to be true. I could buy: “She makes him get up in the morning while she sleeps in. The nannies arrive at 8 and the kids are up at the ungodly hour of 6 and she won’t stand for it.” But housekeeping come on …

      • Jaxx says:

        Oh please, NEITHER of them is cleaning toilets in that house. And why should they? The minute I have the money to hire help I’m never going to clean a toilet again either. Now I can see her insisting that he be very hands on with their children. And I don’t see him giving her any guff about it as I see him wanting to be a real presence in his children’s lives. Let’s face it: Their life is nearly perfect and some people just can’t stand that.

      • Kori says:

        That part cracked me up! Say what you want about Gisele but she never struck me as lazy. So she sleeps in while poor CinderTom scrubs away at the floors and deals with the kids? LOL

  2. Lisa says:

    She berates other women for eating while pg, she’s harpy.

  3. bella says:

    come on…
    no way would tom be treated this way by his wife…gisele, or anyone he married.
    this is a respectful, upstanding gentleman.
    i imagine that he insists on a mutually respectful relationship with his wife.
    GO PATS! 😉

  4. Bernice says:

    These two are boring. Maybe this is their attempt to create drama.

  5. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Oh my God this story made me laugh my ass off.
    I don’t believe a word of it but I kind of want it to be true because the image of Gisele being an overbearing tyrant screaming at Tom to scrub the toilets is so effin funny to me.

    Also, I love Tom so much and cannot wait for football season to start up. Super excited about the Pats lineup this year!!! 🙂

    • Rhiley says:

      Yep. I would love for it to be true but seriously doubt that is. When Tom is not on the football field, he is like watching paint dry after swallowing about 3 Tylenol pms and eating a dirt sandwich.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Ha ha…Tom is just a mellow Cali dude! 🙂

      • Nick says:

        Im picturing G standing over Tom eating a celery stick and yelling about the spots that he missed while Tom is on his hands and knees cleaning the bathroom tile with a toothbrush.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Ha ha ha…that image is amazing.

    • Kate2 says:

      Go Pats… 🙂

      That’s all I got.

    • Audrey says:

      I don’t believe it at all

      Tom has stayed in New England. Gisele could have pushed him to leave the Pats and play somewhere else. She compromises and spends a lot of time in Boston for his career

      She also seems like a very hands on mom and stepmom. She doesn’t seem to believe that her work is done at all.

      I’m dying for football to start again. Can’t wait til week 5 to see Revis and Browner on the field together

    • blue marie says:

      It would be hilarious if true, but no I don’t believe it either. And I’m counting down the days till the season starts.

    • Sunny says:

      I don’t think she is a ball buster but I do get the controlling vibe from her. Remember the Tom hair thing a few years ago?

      That being said, it is not a bad thing that she insists they are the ones to take care of their home and children. Just as long as she is equally involved in doing the chores. 🙂

      On another note, I am super excited about the Pats season as well. After their rookies getting so many snaps in due to the ridiculous injuries they had last year, I am hopeful that this team will have the experience and depth needed to do good things. Go Pats!

    • Miss M says:

      I am with you in this gossip, TOK. I just laughed. But I have to say Brazilians have no patience for passive aggressive and bs, so I would believe she is very straight forward and with zero patience for bs, which may come off as tantrum or controlling. What I don’t understand is why people root for this couple to fail. Leave the alone! 🙂

    • Nevermindme says:

      I’m no Gisele fan but I’m not putting much trust into this story. What happened; -Star mag constant claims of AJ and Brad breaking up have been debunked so many times that they had to find another high profile couple to make crap up about.

      On that note it’s probably her resting bitch face that may give people the impression that she is controlling. For all we know she could be a loving tender wife who isn’t afraid to break her foot off in her husband”s ass if he steps out of line. And no I’m not condoning violence, it”s a proverbial foot, not a literal one.

  6. Loopy says:

    Does anybody else think her and Steffi Graf could be sisters?

  7. DavidBowie says:

    I don’t buy the chores thing but I believe she’s a controlling harpy.

  8. Jaderu says:

    “She thinks that because she gave birth, her work is done.”
    Her work? You mean as a woman? Oh my feminist harpy is about to rear it’s ugly head…
    Ima just go lay down and let my husband do the housework.

    It’s The Star….come on.

  9. Jeanette says:

    “She makes Tom get up at 6 am with the kids and then has him scrub the toilets and clean the floors while she sleeps in. She thinks that because she gave birth, her work is done.”



    And my husband the same rofl…

    • lucy2 says:

      That was my favorite line too. It is so over the top hilarious.
      I’d be willing to be a week’s paycheck neither of them have scrubbed a toilet their entire marriage (I wouldn’t either if I had their money), but I love the image of her “sleeping in” and making him do the housework. Yeah right.

      Based on her business success, I’d bet she has strong opinions and is assertive. And good for her if so. I hate that tabloids try to spin any female celebrity like that into a screeching harpy diva.

      • Truthtful says:

        Amen to everything you said!!

        I be willing to bet my whole paycheck without even worrying 😉

      • Hanna says:

        She dated Leo for a long time, so she must be somewhat submissive, with a boys will be boys attitude. That’s the only way you could stand Leo for more than a week.

  10. aims says:

    I get what you’re saying. He should the get involved and be a father and take care of household duties. But I do think she’s a ball buster.

    If they had a run of the mill 1800 sq feet home, I’d say let’s take one day out of the week and do a deep clean together. But they don’t. That is why you hire people.

  11. Belle Epoch says:

    Scrubbing toilets? Either that is not true, or she is insane. His teammates must tease him endlessly about missing his balls.

    Beautiful people can get away with anything. All she has to do is breathe and people fall all over her. But it’s just an accident of birth that she looks like a model and her sister does not. Society has crap values.

    • swack says:

      See nothing wrong with him scrubbing toilets. Men should have to clean the toilet they use – especially if their aim is bad.

      • Belle Epoch says:

        Sure, scrubbing toilets makes sense when you make $40,000 a year. When you EACH make eleventy million dollars a year and have housekeepers, it’s absurd. It even seems abusive to me. Obviously the issue is not really clean toilets – they have people who do that for them.

      • swack says:

        @Belle Epoch – that stretching it to say cleaning toilets is abusive. I don’t care how much money a person has or doesn’t have, or how much help they have, there is NOTHING wrong with doing cleaning jobs around the house including cleaning toilets.

  12. swack says:

    Having a home is a 50-50 proposition. Both should be contributing. I think every wife has “honey do” lists and maybe this is what it is. “She thinks that because she gave birth, her work is done.” – not sure this is a true statement. Someone trying to stir the pot.

  13. supposedtobeworking says:

    He seems to like her.

    I can see her wanting to raise kids who know how to contribute and work, and that starts at home being modelled by parents. And some parents have different views on those things. I understand that she worked hard as a young girl, contributing to a large family, so she probably values that. He may have less home commitments being raised to focus on his sports (and especially in America with how worshippy people are about the football heroes).
    I see that a lot. Even with my girls, who are busy most nights of the week; they do not do as many chores as I would like. My husband likes to take them to games and practices early, and I would love it if all 3 of them would just take the extra 15 minutes to help out a bit more around here, but they run out the door. (and help, but the balance I want isn’t there ; ) ) Different values.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      Chores are a good value – they teach good life skills -washing dishes, doing laundry, cooking, cleaning the bathroom – these are all very important to learn how to do in life. Also learning the basics of a car, how to start a fire – for all children to learn. Also a good way to spend quality time with parents as chores can be a teaching moment and a time where the parent or child can ask questions. Have you thought about less outside activities and more home based ones so the kids aren’t so busy outside that they have no time for this? Also when they get older they need to have memories of time spent with Mom – something they don’t know now in their busy lives. You could have cleaning ‘dance parties’ each person picks their favorite tune and get busy and have fun doing this. Chores also provide structure for when they are living independently later on and makes them more independent and better roommates and partners for having home based skills and from knowing how to help out around the house.

      • supposedtobeworking says:

        thanks Mitch, they do help, and they do have chores. I just think I place more of a value on them than my husband, who prefers to get the girls ‘team sports’ skills. We do a pretty good of balancing, but I definitely lead that area. I want my kids to know how to keep their home with pride, just as much as I want them to have confidence in working as a team. We’ve revisited this a lot. And they don’t get paid for chores, as I want them to understand that they are part of a family, and so they must help out. They can do extra jobs around here and the neighbourhood for pay, if they want to earn money for work.

        I was just trying to make the point that it may be Gisele driving that aspect of raising kids that Tom, and maybe she’s not crazy.

  14. Chris says: Neither Tom or Giselle do chores. They have a staff for that. Come on.

    • Pomegranate says:

      They live in a $40 million home, but they have to scrub their own toilets. Riiiiiiiiight.

  15. Lilacflowers says:

    I’ve seen her out running at 7 am so she isn’t sleeping in. If she had a future NFL Hall of fame quarterback scrubbing toilets, more power to her.

  16. Mimi says:

    So, basically, the “story” is that Giselle “makes” Tom help out? Aren’t those kids his, too? I’m not saying I believe this crap, but seriously…A little help goes a long way, guys. I don’t get any help from my hubby since he is almost always working. I would LOVE to come home to a clean house…that I didn’t clean. Good for Tom if he is helping out.

  17. Allie says:

    Both are divas with awful attitudes.

  18. Greyson says:

    Even though Giselle isn’t my favorite person, this sounds like a load of crap.

    Don’t believe any of it. Tom is completely sprung on her. It’s clear as day.

  19. FingerBinger says:

    Why is her son in a stroller? Isn’t he like 5 or 6 years old?

    • Lynn says:

      Their one year old daughter is in the stroller. Ben is throwing a right good tantrum on the front of it though! Maybe she told him they were heading home to scrub toilets. 😉

  20. TWINK says:

    Like any of them srcub toilets!!

  21. Brin says:

    Maybe he doesn’t get enough allowance.

  22. KinChicago says:

    He cleans the toilets while she sleeps in? Giselle is officially my hero.

  23. Lynn says:

    What a load of …. As if it was Gisele’s idea to move full time to Boston, lol. She follows him around, not the other way around.

  24. Lilacflowers says:

    I need those shoes she is wearing.

    • Sue says:

      I just found out, from RCFA, they are Louis Vuitton resort from next season. So they’re not out yet, and will probably be alarmingly expensive when they are released.

  25. Anastasia says:

    That older child is old enough to have some simple chores!

    And there’s no way you’re going to pay housekeepers to sit around doing nothing. That’s just stupid. Neither one of them scrub toilets or clean floors.

  26. pnichols says:

    So she’s the top. Makes sense.

  27. Meg says:

    He takes care of two kids at 6 am and scrubs toilets while she sleeps in? He has a very demanding career himself, not quite sure why it’s ok to treat your husband like that? take turns waking up with the kids when you two have months at a time off, but ‘She gave birth, she thinks her job is done.’ If only that were true, but ah it’s not. and why would you want it to be? You had kids to raise them, bond with them, be there for them-understandable you get tired and want your partner to get up with them some days while you put them to bed that night but gisele sounds like she’s insecure about Tom-wanting to keep an eye on him. and selling that house after doing all that work to it? this isn’t courtney cox who flips homes for a hobby, it’s like kim and kanye selling that home after doing all that work to it-was it an investment after promoting the hell out of it being their home and selling it for more than they put into it because it was sold as ‘gisele and tom’s house’?

    • Miss D says:

      Do you believe this silly story?
      ” this isn’t courtney cox who flips homes for a hobby.” You are wrong. Actually, this IS her hobby since she was a teenager.

  28. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    I can totally buy that she throws tantrums if he doesnt jump when and how she wants.
    Personally I saw it as a VERY bad sign that they did a 180 on their 80 million dollar pad they were building. I can see how dropping that project abruptly on a whim would cause resntment, sure. It was out of the blue and very sudden. Not good.
    Take this and combined with tantrums and acting like a sargent, Id get pretty tired of it too.

    • lynn says:

      They ditched the LA house because Brigit and his son moved to New York. His main home has always been in Boston where she moved for him. Tom is absolutely in charge on the football field. I don’t believe for a second he’s some abused husband at home.

  29. jferber says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else get claustrophobic seeing Ben smooshing little Vivian in her stroller? I’d have told the little boy to get off his sister. Also, though you can’t see the kids’ faces well in the pic, Tom’s older son John with Bridget Moynihan looks like the spitting image of Tom, whereas with Ben, not so much. I wonder if that bothers Giselle just a little bit or it’s no biggie because she ended up with the man? I do think Vivian looks very much like Tom.

  30. annaloo. says:

    Look, I’m no fan of Giselle, but if she’s got her husband on a routine of doing chores around the house, I will stand up and applaud her. THen I wouldask her to come over to my house and whip my lazy husband – who throws wrappers onto the FLOOR of our HOME – into shape

    Honestly, had I known how sloppy he was going to be, and how many hours of the day I would have to sacrifice to keep my home the way I want it to be (clean) bc my husband is such an unmotivated slob, I would NOT have married him!!!!

    Giselle, if it’s the truth, you did it right, girl. You did it right.

  31. Fiona says:

    That’s awesome – I’m up at 5:30 with my son every day and no amount of pleading will get my husband to get out of bed. We both work full time and make same salary. Maybe if I had a salary like Gisele I would be able to call the shots…

    And brutal about throwing wrappers on the floor!!! What the???

  32. cherryblossom says:

    does anyone else see the resemblance with Steffi Graf? really? this is a supermodel. I see better-looking girls on the streets of new York every other block.

  33. PinkG says:

    This story reeks of POS PMK.

  34. Jane says:

    Kaiser, I don’t really believe this story, but your question of if it were true why is this bad has me gob smacked.

    Why employ housekeepers and then don’t let them do anything? It is one thing to expect your husband to be a hands on father and attentive to her and the kids. It is another to expect him to clean toilets and mop the floors when they have hired people to keep the house clean. When you have the amount of money they do there are so many other possibilities of how to live your life other than cleaning a house.

    I don’t have a problem with her wanting him to get with the kids, but the toilet cleaning and moping are stupid when you have the money to pay someone else to do that stuff. If she does housecleaning when it isn’t necessary, then she just doesn’t have enough of a brain to know what to do with her time. The woman could spend that time doing charity work or helping other family if needed. There are so many other possibilities other than dusting.

  35. Josefa says:

    I actually know plenty of women who, having housekeepers, have her husbands and older children do everything. It’s beyond ridiculous. These moms give the argument that one doesn’t have to be abusive to the housekeeper, which is TOTALLY true, but they are still getting paid for something. I had friends who had to do the ironing, mop the floors and clean the bathrooms while the housekeeper spent like 3 hours cooking spaghetti with canned sauce.

    Still, I don’t buy a word about this. Waking up at 6 AM to brush toilets? Yeah, right.

  36. Anon says:

    I cant believe Star, ok mag same thing can even be considered relatable or readable on any level.. All you have to do is look at there actual history and of late especially. Pretty much says it all.. If you want anything but truth read it. Its clearly the worst gossip mag out there. Very distructive on every level

  37. Vilodemeanus says:

    This couple is worth well over 100 million dollars, if anyone thinks either of them touches a toilet or a dish they don’t understand how the wealthy really live. Giselle has a staff, and that staff picks up after her, does the laundry and “chores” not she and Tom. Now as parents they may have a couple of things for the kids, or not. These people have not done anything but take very good care of themselves because both of them rely on their physical selves for every dime they have, and every dime they will make in the future. They are not touching germy toilets or even a coffee mug, that’s why they have staff. Wealthy people don’t do manual work, ever. She may be a hands on mother, but in that world it could mean she picks out the kids clothing and someone else dresses them and tends to them except in public. That kid in the stoller is having a strop and yet they aren’t acknowledging it at all, that’s the interesting thing in the photo. More likely he’s very spoiled, and very big for a stoller in the first place.