Gisele Bundchen didn’t go to Tom Brady’s home game on Sunday

As we’ve been discussing all month, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are basically separated and it’s all because Tom decided to play for one more year. He clearly made a promise to Gisele to retire last season, which he did. Then he un-retired weeks later and nothing has been the same in his marriage since then. Gisele reportedly moved out of their Tampa Bay home and she’s been traveling and doing her own solo thing for much of this month. She left Tom to deal with the back-to-school stuff, and she’s been making a point of being “the fun parent” and taking the kids to amusement parks and out to eat. Tom seems pretty desperate to reconcile with Gisele and she’s not playing. Well, Tom played with the Buccaneers on Sunday and Gisele wasn’t there:

Tom Brady’s kids were there to cheer their dad on in during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ latest game, the team’s first at home. However, wife Gisele Bündchen did not attend.

On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback took the field at Raymond James Stadium against the Green Bay Packers, but not before getting some hugs from his children. Brady’s mother and sisters brought the kids.

Brady’s three children — 9-year-old daughter Vivian Lake and son Benjamin Rein, 12, whom he shares with wife Bündchen, and John “Jack” Edward, 15, whom he shares with ex Bridget Moynahan —were in attendance.

“Gisele continues to be dedicated to her kids and is working on personal projects,” a source told PEOPLE.

Brady was spotted during pre-game warm-ups wearing a shirt that had his high school picture on it, with the message, “Greatness lasts forever.”

[From People]

Gisele’s declaration of independence was her Elle interview, where she made it clear that she put her career on hold for over a decade, she moved to Boston and Tampa Bay with him so he could pursue his dreams, and now she’s done with making sacrifices. Gisele is going to do Gisele now. I really admire the choices she’s making and I hope Tom understands what he’s giving up and the sacrifices he’s making in his personal life just because he can’t imagine his life post-football.

Here is a video of Tom greeting his three kids on the sidelines. What’s painful is that he seems to genuinely adore all three kids and they adore him right back – so why was football more important than being home for his growing kids?

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  1. girl_ninja says:

    Gisele is doing what she has to do and I 100% agree with her. Tom clearly loves his babies and that’s great but with love should come respect and he doesn’t seem to have that for his marriage or his family. I hope whatever the outcome, those children feel all the love and support from both parents.

    The Bucs lost too. Mmm.

  2. Twin Falls says:

    It’s what I would do if I were in her position.

  3. NMB says:

    This is such a sad and hard situation. Giselle DID give up a lot. I think Tom loves his family. It’s taken me YEARS, but I’ve kind of come around to him…. He IS the greatest of all time, so I understand his desire to keep playing. But…at what cost? I’m not in the marriage so I could be 100% wrong, but from what it loos like, it’s too bad Tom values football more than his marriage.

    • Duch says:

      Personal opinion but I think GOATs should not include those who have cheated in their sport like Brady did with the under-inflated balls. I’ve never looked at him the same since.

      • MM says:

        Duch: Personal opinion, but you should stop talking about football. The NFL never proved anything.
        He is the GOAT.

  4. Merricat says:

    He reneged on their deal, and she went on without him. I think it might be the best thing to ever happen to his relationship with his children, since he’s being forced to deal with them on a real and practical basis, instead of sweeping in with “fun dad” events and so on. It will give them a stronger bond, if he steps up for it. It also shows the children that women don’t have the always be the one to compromise.

  5. lucy2 says:

    Good for her. I hope she had a nice relaxing day to herself.
    I don’t doubt that he loves his kids, but most likely he’s been the one doing the big, fun stuff – having them at his games, vacations, that sort of thing, while Gisele was left to do the day to day not always fun stuff, and all of the work that comes with it.

  6. Seaflower says:

    He’s bought into the Tom Brady hype, and had the equivalent of a midlife crisis (who am I if I’m not Tom Brady 1/4back?). Wife was accessory on his arm, until she wasn’t.

  7. Lizzie Bathory says:

    He’s had his needs & wants prioritized by everyone around him since he was 24. I get the impression that Gisele is truly done & Tom hasn’t fully grasped it yet.

  8. Birdie says:

    Football has been his identity for the majority of his life and I feel like he probably needs therapy to learn how to deal with its loss. He may be having an existential crisis regarding what to do with himself after football. It’s really a shame it’s coming at the price of his family and marriage.

    • Granger says:

      I know someone who was married to a high-profile Olympic skiier in the 1980s and when his skiing career ended… he was completely lost. There were no supports in place at the time (I think that’s changing) to help former Olympians adjust to a “real life.” Sadly, it ruined their marriage, because he just couldn’t move forward. If Tom has any sense he’ll realize what he might be giving up before it’s all over.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Agreed. IF he is smart, Tom will walk away now and take the financial penalty. But as we see Tom isn’t smart and has decided that he intends to keep playing as long as someone signs him up. This isn’t his last year, oh no. He is just getting started to keep playing.

        Tom has one priority, and it’s Tom.

    • MyHiddles says:

      But he’s not giving up football entirely. He already has a massive contract to be a football sportscaster when he retires. There was ZERO need for him to play another year other than his own stubborn pride.

      Also, I will never agree that he is the GOAT. He is a cheater and that was proven in Federal Court.

      • MD says:

        Silly comment. No, it was NOT proven. The NFL said they couldn’t prove anything. He IS the GOAT. You know nothing about football.
        And when he unretired he still didn’t have that contract.

      • MyHiddles says:

        Are you under the impression that contract was negotiated and signed in a week or two? If so, there’s a bridge I’d like to sell you.

        Federal Court said he was guilty so he was guilty no matter what mental gymnastics you try. He’s a cheater and always will be.

      • Aud says:

        That’s not what the court said at all. The court ruling stated that the commissioner can choose the punishment. It’s been painfully obvious that he did not cheat for a long time.

  9. Jais says:

    Sadly for Tom, I think it was GB packers and Aaron Rodgers for the win. My brother in law was watching and I think that was outcome anyways.

  10. Susan says:

    Yep, it’s me again, referencing the Beyond the Blinds podcast…they just did one about Tom and Giselle and it sounds like there were other people/alleged cheating in that marriage for several years and maybe this football stuff is the straw that broke the camel’s back? In the podcast they reference the Christine O situation (Nannygate with Ben Affleck) and how she was wearing the Super Bowl rings and I completely forgot about that! It’s like the Affleck Garner drama trumped the Giselle and Tom stuff.

  11. souperkay says:

    Hmmm I think the bigger problem is Tom Brady’s involvement in the Brian Flores lawsuit in that he retired with hopes to become Dolphins management/eventual ownership & was only going to do that if he could f–k over Brian Flores by changing up coach/quarterback w/Tom Brady picks. Flores sues instead & no one’s hands are clean, so TB goes back to play for the Bucs. If TB is playing, then all the bad press about his bad (racist) choices post football get buried, TB hopes by a superbowl run.

    If I were Giselle, that would be a pretty big factor in the revoking of promises. TB did not go back bc he wanted to, he went back bc the first choices he made post uniform were about ruining Brian Flores & setting up his little white fiefdom in Miami. Not a good look.

    Also, after all that, he gets that ridiculous deal w/Fox Sports, it’s not ownership sure but to get that dummy stupid money AFTER being implicated via the Mike Florio report/Flores Lawsuit is GROSS.

  12. derry says:

    I need for a parent to explain to me this. How does Tom “clearly loves” his kids when he chooses a job he doesn’t need that takes him away from those kids? Hugging two of three on camera and almost forgetting the third kid until someone points out the kid is not “clearly loves” to me.

    • Reader says:

      This! His second son was trying to talk to Tom, almost desperately and Tom barely acknowledged him. Can we please stop defaulting to “what a devoted/great/adoring parent” for being rich? Kids need attention and emotional support to emotionally and mentally thrive. While mansions and pools are nice to have use of, they are not necessary for parenting well-adjusted kids.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        I watched that and I am appalled that someone had to point out to Tom of his third child???? Tom isn’t capable yet alone prepared to be a parent. When your child is reaching out to you for comfort, you drop everything and listen to your child. Thank goodness his Mother and sister are there to fill in for the lack of parenting that Tom clearly doesn’t have in him.

  13. Rice says:

    I’m Team Gisele all the way. But I can’t help but wonder if we would be having the same conversation if it were a husband leaving his family to pursue his ambitions after putting them off for many years to take care of his kids while his wife did what she loved.

    • Blithe says:

      Hard to say in the abstract, especially since most of the examples that I can think of — such as the Obamas — don’t fit that model. Can you suggest some widely known examples of men who took care of the day to day tasks and child rearing for several years to allow their female partners the chance to achieve and shine?

      • Erin says:

        Lol of course not because it never happens. At best the situation might be two careers prioritized. JayZ and Beyoncé come to my mind. But then he was also cheating and she nearly left him so… how supportive was he really while she was juggling career and family.

      • ML says:

        Alexis Ohanian (spelling?), Serena’s husband.

  14. Lens says:

    It seems to me not very many support her. Basically the argument is she knew what he loved when she married him and it’s only for a few more months and she’s acting like a spoiled B. I think she’s just had it over what it’s been for a number of years.

  15. DouchesOfCambridge says:

    I dont think that Gisele left him because he unretired anymore. She did sacrifice a lot, but I think he did or she found out he did something really really selfish for her to say fckit, I’ve done enough and sacrificed enough for you and our family, now it’s time that I do me. And then he had to unretire. Something feels fishy to me and the fact that she’s saying “I’m gonna do me” in the interview seems to highlight how somebody else was being selfish.

  16. Truthiness says:

    The wiring of someone who is the greatest ever at a sport is not the same as other people. I’m not justifying it. Driven doesn’t even begin to describe it. It makes for poor husband material, especially when you consider CTE injuries and women who throw themselves at athletes. It’s a wonder he’s still with his first wife.

  17. jferber says:

    Of course he cheated at football. I’m not even a football fan and it was patently clear to me that he cheated because he could and because it would give him an advantage. It’s not that he HAD to cheat to win, but it appealed to him because to play with honor meant nothing to him. So it was lazy, disingenuous, sly cheating, but cheating it was. If I were Giselle, I’d have divorced him then because it showed a character that was slimy. It showed what he had in common with Trump, his friend.

  18. MangoAngelesque says:

    Oh, she big mad.

  19. Stac says:

    I can’t with these photos. Using the kids for a PR issue turns my stomach.

  20. NotSoSocialB says:

    Why did he have to be reminded to acknowledge his son, Jack?