How Tom Brady Deals With His Son Not Loving Sports
Tom Brady is one of the most famous athletes in the country. The New England Patriot quarterback has been playing football since he was a child and his skills in sports have earned him an impressive net worth of over $235 million.
Since Brady is a star athlete, there’s no doubt that everyone, including Brady himself, is watching his young children to see if any of them will follow in their father’s footsteps. Football might be an important part of Brady’s life, but unfortunately, it seems that one of his sons does not feel the same way about the sport.
Brady recently opened up about how he learned to deal with his son having other interests. Read on below to learn more about the 42-year-old and his family.
How many children does Tom Brady have?
Tom Brady has three children. His oldest son, Jack, was born in 2007 to Brady’s ex-girlfriend, actress Bridget Moynahan. Meanwhile, Brady has two children with his current wife: model Gisele Bundchen. The couple has a son named Benny (b. 2009) and a daughter named Vivian (b. 2012).
What are Tom Brady’s children like?
Brady clearly adores his three children, and the quarterback often posts about them on his social media. He has shared tidbits about each of them in interviews as well.
Brady once shared that his daughter Vivian is quite spoiled by him. Back in 2016, he shared with E! News: “I let my daughter do basically anything she wants, which is a little bit of a problem in the house. The boys, I’m definitely tougher on, but it’s so hard with a little 3-year-old girl who just look at you and smiles and she knows exactly what to say to get her dad to do exactly what she wants.”
He has also revealed that one of his sons loves sports more than the other. Earlier this year, Brady shared that his older son, Jack, enjoys the football aspect of the Super Bowl more than his younger son, Benny.
“I’ll talk to my son Jack about the game and what he thought of the game and he’ll be like, ‘Dad, what were you doing on this play!? Why didn’t you just do this!?'” Brady said to USA Today, adding that Jack also talks about the sport with his friends.
Meanwhile, Benny would simply “get popcorn and a bunch of junk food,” which Brady believes is the 9-year-old’s favorite part of the Super Bowl.
How does Tom Brady deal with Benny not loving sports?
Brady recently elaborated more on his son Benjamin’s lack of interest in sports in the latest issue of Men’s Health. He said that he originally expected Benjamin to be very similar to Jack in his love for football, but it was tough at first for the New England Patriot star to accept that his younger son liked other things.
Brady told Men’s Health: “I was like, ‘C’mon, let’s do this.’ And he was like ‘Nope.’ And I was like, ‘What? No, do this!’ And [my wife] Gisele kept saying to me, ‘Would you effing understand that your son is different?’ It was hard for me. I was like, ‘What do you mean? He’s a boy; he should do all these things that I do.'”
However, Brady has come to embrace the fact that Benny simply has different interests from him and Jack. Brady even tries to be a good dang and hangs out with Benny by doing what the 9-year-old loves, saying that “when we do that, we have the best time.”