The football star, who won his seventh Super Bowl last month, shared his wife’s amusing reaction during an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, where he reflected on the celebratory post-game moment, which he described as a “big moment, obviously”.
He said: “It’s a big moment, obviously, and it’s a culmination of a lot of months of everyone working hard and, like I said, there’s so many people around us, [that] support us, and then all of a sudden the game ends and you realise: ‘Ok, the season’s over, we won the Super Bowl, they’re dropping confetti.’
“And I was looking for my family. ‘Where’s my family? Where’s my family?’ And, all of a sudden, I see my oldest son run over to me. ‘Dad!’ And I gave him a big hug and I saw my two little ones and all of a sudden I saw my wife and I gave her a big hug and just as I did it, she says: ‘What more do you have to prove?’
Although the NFL quarterback, who shares son Benjamin, 11, and daughter Vivian, eight, with Bündchen, and is father to son Jack, 13, shared the anecdote while laughing, he told Corden that, in the moment, he tried to gloss over the comment.
“I just gave her a big hug. I was trying to figure out a way to change the subject really quick so I think I moved onto something else pretty quickly,” Brady recalled. Following the Super Bowl, the athlete said he would be “coming back” next season.
Earlier in the interview, the 43-year-old joked that his wife gives him a list of things to do once the football season is over, telling Corden: “I think there’s definitely part of that where she says, you know, ‘Ok, your turn, you got breakfast this morning, you’ve got, you know these different things that I’ve been doing for the last six months while you’ve been playing football.’”
But despite the supermodel’s amusing post-Super Bowl response, Brady said that Bündchen has been “amazing” and the “best supporter”.
While speaking with Corden, Brady was also asked about the celebratory boat parade that took place after the Buccaneers win, during which the football player was captured on camera tossing the Vince Lombardi Trophy to his teammates on another boat while his daughter Vivian begged him not to.
According to an amused Brady, he was “not thinking at that moment,” and simply thought the throw seemed like it would be fun.
“There was not a thought. It was: ‘This seems like really fun to do,’” he recalled to laughter, adding that he later found out that the trophy would have sunk if he had thrown an “incomplete pass”.
As for his eight-year-old daughter’s guidance, Brady joked that she “had the most sense of anybody in that whole area at the time” and that it was “really cute”.
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