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Tom Brady’s wife Gisele Bündchen taught the quarterback a valuable lesson about letting your kids be their own people.
The New England Patriots star recently opened up to Men’s Health about having a tough time realizing one of his two sons wasn’t a football fanatic like his dad. While 12-year-old Jack, whose mother is actress Bridget Moynahan, is a huge sports fan, 9-year-old Benjamin isn’t so keen on them.
Vivian, Brady’s 7-year-old daughter, wasn’t discussed in regard to her interest in sports— though the dad of three is clearly still active with her. He posted a video on Instagram last month cliff diving with her on vacation.
“Jack is just like me—he holds a lot in,” Brady said. “Benny lets it all out. Vivi, she doesn’t care. They’re going to be their own selves, not who you want them to be… Jack loves sports. He wants to try hard, and he never wants to disappoint his dad. That was me. I’d wake up early on weekends to do stuff with my dad. That’s why I didn’t party a lot. If Dad wanted to golf, I wanted to be there with him. And if I ever missed those things, it would crush me.”
When Benjamin was born, Brady figured he’d also have a knack for sports.
“I was like, ‘C’mon, let’s do this,’” Brady recalled. “And he was like, ‘Nope.’ And I was like, ‘What? No, do this!’”
It was Bündchen who finally knocked some sense into him.
“Gisele kept saying to me, ‘Would you effing understand that your son is different?’ It was hard for me,” he said. “I was like, ‘What do you mean? He’s a boy; he should just do all these things that I do.'”
Brady continued: “The reality is that Benny just likes different things. And it’s great because now I just have to go do what he wants to do. When we do that, we have the best time. He’s like, ‘OMG, Dad, you’re so funny.’ He loves joking, and I joke back.”
What does Benjamin like, then? Dwayne Johnson, for one. In the middle of the interview, the kiddo stepped in to ask his dad, who knows The Rock, an important question: “Is ‘Jumanji 2′ almost finished?’ “
Brady credits his wife for helping him to realize not everyone has to be exactly the same. While he felt his upbringing was pretty standard, hers had less structure.
“She left home at 14; she lived in Japan at 16 in an era with no cell phones. She lived in New York City at 17 without speaking English. In her mind, there are no boundaries,” Brady said. “‘Why can’t you do that? Why do you have to go to school? Why can’t you just leave and live in a different country?’ In her reality, you can. Coming from mine, it was very different. This is what you do: You go to elementary school, go to high school, go to college. In her mind, why do you have to do any of those things?”
He continued: “And you know what, she’s right. I’m the one that had to go, ‘You’re right!’ And that’s helped me grow.”
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