Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady are quite the power couple. However, a new Wall Street Journal interview with the Brazilian supermodel/superhuman shows that the power dynamics in their relationship aren’t necessarily what you’d expect. Despite Bündchen’s reputation for being a "force of nature," as the WSJ calls hers, she's adamant that she would never ask her NFL husband to quit playing football.
Gisele has expressed concerns over the concussions Brady has sustained on the field in the past. But Bündchen also knows just how much the Patriots quarterback loves the game of football. So when she was asked about the prospect of his retirement, Bündchen said: "It’s his decision, and he knows it. It wouldn’t be fair any other way."
To be fair, the woman is allowed to be worried about her man’s health. Football isn’t exactly a low-risk sport, and at 40, Brady isn't exactly a young man anymore. "I’m entitled to have my concerns because my husband is the father of my children," she told the WSJ. "If you don’t have your health, what do you have?"
But the model said she would never want her husband to give up football simply because she encouraged him to do it. "I want him to be happy. Believe me, I’ve been with him when he’s losing," Gisele said. "Try to be with him after you have lost [Super Bowls]. I mean, I had my fair share, OK? As long as he’s happy, he’s going to be a better father, he’s going to be a better husband, and I just want him to be happy. I do have my concerns, like anyone would."
Then again, even when Tom Brady loses a game, he still gets to go home to Bündchen, so it’s kind of a win-win.
Another thing that you may not expect about the Bündchen/Brady relationship, is that it’s actually Tom who’s into fashion (and I don’t just mean models). Although people often think otherwise, Gisele said she has "never in my life told [Brady] to wear anything."
"You should see our closets," she said. "It’s so funny. I would say that he likes fashion more than I like fashion. I would say he’s changed his haircut in one year more than I’ve changed in my whole life."
You can read the rest of the WSJ profile on Gisele here.