Tom Brady shares cryptic quote about ‘false friends’ after Gisele Bundchen interview
Tom Brady has shared a cryptic quote on his Instagram about the meaning of success and ‘false friends’, less than a day after an extensive interview with his supermodel ex-wife Gisele Bundchen was published.
Brady posted a quote from philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson on his Instagram story on Thursday morning, with three red hearts, which reads: ‘What is success? To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends.’
It continues: ‘To appreciate the beauty; To find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child or a garden patch or redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!’
On Wednesday, the 42-year-old Bundchen’s interview with Vanity Fair surfaced where she admitted she still loves Brady.
‘Sometimes you grow together; sometimes you grow apart,’ she said. ‘When I was 26 years old and he was 29 years old, we met, we wanted a family, we wanted things together.
Tom Brady posted a cryptic quote on Instagram less than 24 hours after his ex-wife Gisele Bundchen gave an in-depth, wide ranging interview about their divorce
Brady posted a quote on social media about success and ‘false friends’ on Thursday morning
Brady and Bundchen announced their divorce last year after being married for 13 years
‘As time goes by, we realize that we just wanted different things, and now we have a choice to make. That doesn’t mean you don’t love the person. I
‘It just means that in order for you to be authentic and truly live the life that you want to live, you have to have somebody who can meet you in the middle, right? It’s a dance. It’s a balance.’
The Brazilian insisted that Brady’s decision to unretire and play the 2022 NFL season had no impact on their marriage.
‘Listen, I have always cheered for him, and I would continue forever,’ she said. ‘If there’s one person I want to be the happiest in the world, it’s him, believe me.
‘I want him to achieve and to conquer. I want all his dreams to come true. That’s what I want, really, from the bottom of my heart.’
The couple announced their divorce in October last year, parting ways after 13 years of marriage. They had two children together – Benjamin and Vivienne – while Brady also has oldest son Jack from a preview relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan.
The 45-year-old Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl winner who is widely considered the best quarterback to have ever played football, announced his retirement in February after his Tampa Bay Buccaneers team lost to Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs.
Brady announced the news in a short video on Instagram, joking: ‘You only get one super emotional retirement essay and I used mine up last year.’
Bundchen said she still loves Brady but they had grown apart and now want different things
Brady’s 2022 season in the NFL was his last – he announced his retirement at age 45 last month
Bundchen commented under his announcement, saying: ‘Wishing you only wonderful things in this new chapter of your life.’
Brady has since been quizzed on whether he would ever be tempted to unretire once again but insists he wants to focus on his children.
He tweeted about the rumors earlier in March, writing: ‘Anyone who thinks I have time to come back to the NFL has never adopted a 2 month old kitten for their daughter.’
And he had to address them again at his unofficial retirement party last week.
‘There is nothing I love more than football,’ Brady said. ‘But I have young children and they watched enough of their dad’s games and it’s time for me to watch their games.’
Brady has often been seen with his children in the postseason – be it on a skiing vacation or at his daughter’s horse riding lessons. He is also eventually expected to join FOX Sports as an NFL analyst in a 10-year, $375million contract but it will likely be for the 2024 season.
Bundchen, meanwhile, has relaunched her modeling career
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