Page Six: Gisele Bundchen ‘is the female version’ of Tom Brady, ‘they’re so normal’

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen at arrivals f...

Last week, Tom Brady gave an interview to Howard Stern. Brady talked about tons of stuff, but the quotes which got the most attention were about his marriage to Gisele Bundchen. Tom said that he and Gisele did hit a rough patch “a few years” back, and that Gisele wasn’t happy with his schedule (both his football season schedule and post-season) and that she told him their marriage wouldn’t work long-term unless he made some changes. To his (minor?) credit, he did make those changes. Many commenters gave him props for not only changing to accommodate his wife’s wants and needs, but for openly discussing it in a non-toxic way. While I thought it was notable that Tom even discussed the idea that he and Gisele don’t have a “perfect marriage,” I wasn’t left with the impression that they’re still struggling in any way. But just in case you needed that point underlined, here’s a Page Six story about how they have a perfect marriage:

After Tom Brady told Howard Stern that wife Gisele Bünchen “wasn’t satisfied with our marriage,” sources tell Page Six that pair are back on track. The Patriots great said on Stern that the Brazliian-born model had got frustrated because he spent the football season with the team — then shifted his focus to his business interests in the off-season, neglecting their life together. But insiders tell us that they never got close to splitting.

“He’s the yin to her yang,” said an insider, “She’s the female version of him and he’s the male version of her. That’s actually how they were introduced.” They added, “They always call each other ‘Lovie.’”

“They don’t have some big staff. She’s extremely maternal, and is the caregiver,” said the source, “And he’s very loving with her. They’re super hands-on with their children. He cooks breakfast and makes pancakes for the kids in the morning. You don’t see housekeepers everywhere.” They added, “They’re so normal, it’s weird,” the source said.

Our insider said, “There was no divorce talk — just frustration in their marriage. He didn’t have a work marriage balance… She often felt hurt.”

The couple spent three weeks on vacation in Costa Rica in February and recently celebrated their 11-year-wedding anniversary. We’re told they’ve been self-isolating with their kids in Tampa, Fla, where they rented a home from baseball vet Derek Jeter.

[From Page Six]

Do you believe… any of this? The part of it that doesn’t ring true to me is that they exist without a large staff. I don’t believe that. I think yes, they’re hands-on parents and yes, they work on their marriage and carve out lots of family time. But they have busy careers too and they have three children (I’m including Jack, Tom’s son with Bridget Moynahan) and that’s a lot to coordinate. Plus, multiple homes and lots of outside family and business obligations, etc. They have tons of help. It doesn’t change the fact that they also have a strong marriage. In fact, their large staff is probably one of the reasons why their marriage is so solid. Also: “She’s the female version of him and he’s the male version of her.” That’s narcissistic! I would hate to be with the male version of me. He sounds super-annoying!!

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  1. whatWHAT? says:

    pancakes?! I’m sure they’re made of sawdust and protein powder with a little kale thrown in.

  2. Tiffany says:

    Yeah, I would not find it complementary is someone said I am the gendered version of the person I am with.

    Just. No.

    • LaurenMichelle says:

      Creepy. G is always posing & trying to convince us how normal & stable they are. Remember Ben’s nanny wearing Tom’s Superbowl rings on a private plane? That’s not normal.

  3. Chica1971 says:

    Confused about the pancakes. I know they had a chef because of his controversial diet. It appeared that they had help with managing business and house, but never extensive live-in support or are clueless about how to manage their kids and affairs.

  4. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Doesn’t Tom have his own and training and medical crew? But no large staff? Sure, Jan

  5. Boxy Lady says:

    To me, they look like they could be brother and sister, their features are so similar. There a few famous couples like that so the narcissism may naturally be a part of the attraction.

    • Casey says:

      its totally normal -opposites do not attract.its thought that subconsciously people gravitate to the familiar and our own appearance is familiar. the looks of a friend group is far more diverse than romantic group

  6. Veronica S. says:

    I don’t understand their need for pretense. Their net worth is nearly half a billion dollars! They own multiple multi-million dollar properties! They use private jets to fly everywhere! Nobody is under the delusion these two have normal lives.

    “We don’t have staff/etc.” You own a mansion! You own multiple properties! One family can’t maintain all of that! Brady’s on a famously expensive diet. Of course he’s not cooking for himself! “We’re hands on parents!” Sure you are – when you aren’t flying halfway around the world to get plastic surgery in France or spending half the year at away games. Nobody thinks you’re juggling kids then.

    It’s just so unbelievably condescending the amount of middle and lower class cosplay rich people do for their own vanity – and I don’t just mean them, I mean celebrities in general, all of the ones shooting their talkshow videos in the backyard and trying to hide their giant homes. Especially NOW of all times. Nobody cares if you live the high life. Just shut the hell up already and pay your fair share of taxes.

  7. Blaire says:

    They look like brother and sister.

  8. grabbyhands says:

    She’s the female version of him?

    So whiny, stupid, entitled and supportive of fascists? Not much of an endorsement.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Ah, I get his high heels now. And her fake mane looks like she stole it from a Palomino. It always looks better on the Palomino. Always.

  9. Jules says:

    It’s not narcissistic, it’s an attempt at saying they complement one another. This whole piece is just a PR response to the Stern interview to assure us all that they are fine. In case anyone is worried they are about to split. Whatevs.

  10. Golly Gee says:

    “You don’t see housekeepers everywhere.” Note the plural. What is a big staff anyway? Everything is relative.They don’t quantify it. So their statements about that are meaningless.