New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves his personal life out in the open — the good things and the bad. He and his wife, Gisele Bündchen, are both celebrities raising three kids. It can’t be easy balancing a successful career and making sure you’re giving your children the best lives possible.
As the two navigate their own careers as millionaires, they always find teachable moments their kids can follow. Here are some of the most heartwarming.
Families stick together — always
Football season doesn’t keep Tom Brady and his family separated for months at a time like many star athletes. To keep everyone together, they live just outside of Boston. They have luxuries many families don’t, but both parents have made it very clear to their kids: family comes first.
Next: They’re quickly learning the value of healthy competition.
A little competition can’t hurt
Tom Brady and Gisele don’t just work out together: they compete. It’s clear they want their kids to know that, win or lose, one of the best motivators is having someone beside you to push you to work harder. If they haven’t already learned that from watching the Patriots play, they can witness their parents battling it out at the gym — just for fun, of course.
Next: Every family is built a little differently.
A true family surrounds you with love
Tom Brady and Gisele were already dating by the time his ex, Bridget Moynahan, told him she was pregnant with his son. Jack is Brady’s oldest, but now has two parents and siblings in addition to his mom. There’s plenty of love to go around.
Despite rumors, Gisele and Bridget actually seem to get along. They’re like many other “mixed” family, sharing parenting responsibilities between mom, dad, and stepmom.
Next: Their kids can learn a lot from the way their parents treat each other.
Relationships don’t work without communication
When it comes to relationship and marriage success, Brady and Gisele swear constant communication matters. The two find time to talk every single day, even when they aren’t together. Marriages between celebrities don’t always work out, but they’ve found a way that will help them last.
Next: Sometimes, you win. Sometimes, you don’t.
‘You have to let someone else win sometimes’
When the Patriots lost to the Eagles at the Super Bowl, Gisele turned her children’s misery into a teachable moment. She told them “you have to let someone else win sometimes,” reminding them that even though the Eagles won once, their dad’s team has won many more Super Bowls.
Next: The Brady children eat like true champions — as they should.
Pay attention to how you treat your body
You can’t win multiple Super Bowls without knowing how to take care of your body. Regardless of the sport, an athlete has to eat right. It’s a habit Gisele and her kids follow willingly, thanks to the family’s personal chef.
He makes sure they eat plenty of veggies, grass-fed meat, and plenty of whole grains. “If it’s not organic,” he said, “I don’t use it.”
Next: There should be consequences for every action.
Brady considers himself “disciplined,” making sure his kids understand there are consequences for every choice you make in your life. It’s a lesson their parents, both celebrities, can continuously teach by example as their children grow up.
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