Inside Tom Brady’s Mixed Family, Including the 1 Kid Who Brady Says ‘Owns My Life’
Quarterback for the New England Patriots, Tom Brady, has three adorable children. One with actress Bridget Moynahan, and two with his wife, Gisele Bündchen. Jack is 11, Benny is 9, and Vivian is 6. Despite having superstar parents, the family is pretty normal. And even mighty Tom Brady isn’t immune to being bossed around by of one of his kids. Keep reading to learn more about Brady’s children and to find out which one has him wrapped around their finger!
Jack is the son of Bridget Moynahan and Brady
Brady and actress Bridget Moynahan dated for three years. Shortly after their breakup, Moynahan announced she was pregnant, according to People magazine. At the time, Brady and Gisele Bündchen were dating. Drama ensued, playing out in the tabloids.
Next: Jack had a controversial moment in a docuseries about Tom Brady.
Tom Brady was ‘parent-shamed’ for kissing his son Jack
In a 2018 docuseries called Tom vs. Time, Jack is seen giving his father a kiss on the lips. And while there’s nothing unusual about a father and son showing affection, the moment actually became a minor controversy because some people felt the kiss was uncomfortably long. Others thought the way Tom Brady asked for the kiss was what made it inappropriate because he requested a kiss after his son asked for permission to check his fantasy football team.
“You don’t do anything with your body because someone else is insisting that you do it in order for you to get what you want,” social worker and parenting expert Carolyn Myer Wartels told CBS.
Next: Benny steals the show from his dad.
Benny likes to dab
During the parade for the Patriots in 2017 celebrating their Super Bowl win, Brady’s son, Benny, stole the show. Benny’s go-to move during the parade was the dab. He danced while Brady waved to the crowd, as shown in Only in Boston’s video. Turns out, Benny loves to dab. He can even dab while skiing, according to Tom’s Instagram.
Next: Tom’s daughter enjoys watching football.
Vivian loves watching her dad play football
Known as “Vivi,” Tom’s youngest loves watching him play football. Both Gisele and Tom’s Instagram feeds are filled with pictures of her watching Tom play football. Usually, she’s wearing her dad’s jersey along with her brothers. Sometimes, she wears Patriot leggings.
Next: The family’s on the move.
The Brady family stays very active
“We are all pretty active at our home. We do some form of physical exercise every day; it all depends where we are,” Bündchen told People magazine. We doubt the kids watch hours and hours of TV on end or spend an excessive amount of time playing video games. Judging from Gisele and Tom’s Instagram feeds, the family likes to spend as much time outside as possible.
Next: The family loves interacting with these animals.
The family goes horseback riding
The family loves to ride horses. Specifically, they love riding horses on the beach. Instagram tells us the family goes riding at least once a year. Gisele, who loves being in nature, is a natural at horseback riding, and Vivian is right at home as well. The boys love horses too, especially cuddling with them.
Next: They even make time to do this together.
They eat dinner together
The family diet is important to the Bradys, although they don’t cook the food themselves. The family’s personal chef shows up twice a day, every day, to prepare meals for Brady, Bündchen, and their children, and the family eats at the same time every day. “I get to their house at maybe 11 and serve lunch at 12:30,” Chef Allen Campbell said in a 2016 interview. “Then I will usually shop again, and cook and then serve dinner between 5:30 and 6.” It keeps their routine in check and ensures they’re always at the table together.
Next: Tom’s kids don’t eat like other kids.
The kids eat super healthy
Tom Brady’s kids eat very, very healthy food. “80 percent of what they eat is vegetables. [I buy] the freshest vegetables,” Allen Campbell, personal chef to the family, told Business Insider. “If it’s not organic, I don’t use it,” Campbell said. The kids eat fruit, a food their dad hardly touches. “I make fruit rolls from bananas, pineapple, and spirulina,” Campbell said.
Next: Not even a vacation prevents healthy eating.
How they eat healthy away from home
Per an interview in the Boston Globe, Campbell calls up the hotels that Brady visits and gives them a rundown of what the famous couple likes to eat. Yes, it seems intense to have a personal chef mapping out meals while the couple is away. But if they both like to eat that way and look fantastic, then more power to them. Besides, that helps both Tom and Gisele avoid that terrible trend of gaining weight on vacation. (Eating out is widely viewed as one of the best perks of being away from home. But if sticking to such a strict menu helps scoop up Super Bowl rings … )
Next: One kid has Brady wrapped around their finger.
Tom can’t say ‘no’ to Vivian
Off the field, Vivian is her dad’s coach. “That little girl owns my day — owns my life,” Brady told ET. “[I] cannot say ‘no’ to anything. Whatever she tells her dad to do, that’s what I do. That’s just the way it goes,” Brady said.
Next: Their household diet does allow for this sweet.
The approved sweets
OK, so the guy does enjoy a treat from time to time. But, you know, not like the rest of us do. Campbell reportedly prepares raw chocolate chip cookies for the Brady household. So basically, these aren’t super tasty Girl Scout cookies, but obnoxiously healthy snacks that look like cookies. And while some professional athletes admit that they indulge in a dessert every now and then to satisfy their cravings, Brady just goes all in on some avocado ice cream.
Next: Their relationship trick that helps keep them together.
Gisele Bündchen said in an interview that since she and Tom met in 2006, they have never gone one day without speaking to each other. Tom Brady has described Bündchen as one of the best parts of his life. Even if they’re thousands of miles apart, the couple finds time to talk at some point each day. Communication is key in a relationship, and for these two, it’s one of their biggest secrets to the success of their years-long marriage.
Next: They are definitely doing something right.
The couple’s combined net worth is over $540 million
It’s no secret that these two have each been very successful in their careers and have made a lot of money. Just how much money, you ask? Well as the 15th-highest paid athlete in the world, Brady made $44 million in 2016 between endorsements and salary. That’s just chump change though, compared to how much his wife rakes in.
Celebrity Net Worth noted that Brady’s total net worth is approximately $180 million, but the Brazilian supermodel’s is actually around $360 million. That means their combined net worth is a whopping $540 million!
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