Gisele Bundchen appeared on The Ellen Show this week to talk about her many projects and books and whatever. She ended up talking mostly about Tom Brady and their life together, and I ended up feeling sort of sad. Like, am I almost sympathetic towards Gisele? I think her marriage is generally fine, but as the years go on and Tom Brady’s contract with the Patriots continues, you can tell that Gisele isn’t happy about it. She flat-out wants him to retire. But she doesn’t want to be (or to be seen) as That Wife Who Demands That Her Husband Quit His Job. Some quotes:
Rumors that Gisele will retire: “I’ve never worked so hard in my life, actually. I think I’ll retire only the day I die, because I love working. I love creating. I think that’s why we’re here: to keep creating, expanding and learning.”
Ellen, a Saints fan, asking if Tom is close to retiring: “I think you should talk with him about that,” Bündchen said. “I haven’t been successful.” Asked whether she wants him to retire, Bündchen gave a diplomatic answer. “I want him to do whatever makes him happy. Maybe if you have a conversation with him, you know?”
How physically taxing Tom’s job is: “I definitely wouldn’t want to have his job, that’s for sure. I’ll stay happy with mine. I think it’s definitely something you get concerned with, but he loves it so much. You gotta let him do what he loves.”
Whether Tom is bad at anything: “He’s terrible at…He’s not a multi-tasker. He can just do one thing at a time.”
Tom’s secret talent: “He’s an amazing waffle maker…He actually makes the batter and jokes with me, ‘I can’t give you the secret, otherwise you won’t need me anymore.’ He has some secret recipe; I’m sure there’s some packaged thing involved. But I have never seen him making it because he literally won’t let me see it. He says, ‘Then you won’t need me.’ I say, ‘OK! That’s fine.’ It tastes delicious. I can’t stop eating them.”
I can’t believe Tom AND Gisele eat waffles. I thought that wasn’t allowed in their crazy 90% raw diet? I find this Classic Judgmental Gisele though: “He has some secret recipe; I’m sure there’s some packaged thing involved.” I’m sure there is too – his secret is likely something from Aunt Jemima. And I think it’s a gender thing – most women are good multitaskers and most men are not.
As for all of the retirement talk… Gisele has wanted Tom to retire for years now. She even accidentally revealed that he’s had multiple concussions, and I’m sure she’s thinking long-term, about what her marriage is going to look like if and when Tom is diagnosed with CTE.
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