It’s hard not to envy a power couple like Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, and even after doing a little digging, their marriage really is as perfect as it seems. The couple has been together since 2006, and here’s how they keep the romance alive.
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.
They stay fit together
“When he’s not in season, [working out] is one of our favorite things to do together,” Bündchen told People in 2016. The supermodel also said that the two get competitive during their workouts and hold a “who can do it better” mentality. It’s a fun competitive edge, though, and it provides some bonding time for the two during Brady’s off season, since the kids are still too young to hit the gym with them.
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.
They live together
Professional athletes often get separated from their families during the season. With kids in school, it’s hard to uproot everyone for half of the year. The Bradys do stay together during the year. The family spends most of their time in a sprawling, 14,000-sqaure-foot mansion in Brookline, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. Recently, they also purchased another hangout spot, a $20 million condominium in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood.
They overcame Deflategate
Any time a scandal breaks, multiple people are affected. When Brady became the center of attention for a reason besides his talent, it did put some strain on the couple’s marriage. However, they came out of it even stronger than before. They consistently worked on their relationship, had long conversations about Brady’s stress, and even bought a new home together shortly after the controversy. “I’ve been very blessed to have an incredible relationship with my life partner, and I don’t think anything will ever get in the way of that,” Brady told E! in late 2015.
They make time for their family
While Brady and Bündchen reportedly do have a nanny or two, the couple is sure to spend plenty of time together as a whole family. They do things just as normal families do, like take a stroll through Manhattan on a sunny day. Also, Gisele is sure to pack her son’s lunch every morning; that’s one thing she does not let their personal chef do. They keep the family dynamic strong, which helps their bond as a couple keep growing.
They support each other
Nothing from this past Super Bowl went more viral than Bündchen’s celebration of her husband’s win. The two have always been supportive of each other’s careers, and even though Bündchen has stepped away from modeling, Brady continues to be her biggest fan. The two spend nearly every moment together, from eating to working out to taking the kids out whenever they can. It’s not just one element that keeps a marriage consistent; the Bradys seem to balance everything perfectly.
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