New report hints at marital discord as reason for Tom Brady’s absence from camp

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Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady‘s still-unexplained absence for 11 days of training camp continues to be a hot topic in league circles. And things are about to get even hotter, in more ways than one.

The New York Post reports, via its notorious Page Six gossip column, that Brady and his wife, Gisele Bundchen, have had “a series of heated arguments” after Brady decided to return to the NFL earlier this year, following a 40-day retirement.

It’s no surprise, frankly. With Brady gone for nearly two weeks and the reasons for it being kept tightly under wraps, there had been plenty of speculation that it had something to do with Mr. and Mrs. Brady — especially since Mr. Brady was out of football for roughly six weeks until he was suddenly back in.

On one hand, it’s their own private, personal business. On the other hand, how much of any very public relationship can ever be private when the two members of it are among the most popular and recognizable people in the world? While it’s a far cry from the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard mess (literally) from earlier this year, the price of a very public life is that nothing about your life is ever truly private.

Again, the complete absence of any official explanation for the unprecedented training-camp hiatus by one of the greatest players in the history of team sports invites not only speculation but also efforts to report on the reasons for it.

To date, Brady has explained the situation simply by saying, “I’m 45 years old, man. There’s a lot of shit going on.” Gisele may not appreciate having these issues, if there’s anything to them, being described in those terms.

Meanwhile, the folks at the Post who went with this story may soon have a lot of shit going on soon, given that the Post is owned by the same family that owns Fox Sports, which eventually will play Tom Brady $37.5 million per year for a decade.

90 responses to “New report hints at marital discord as reason for Tom Brady’s absence from camp

  1. Tom Brady could cure cancer and determine the true meaning of life, and he still wouldn’t worth 37.5 million per annum. Just stupid…The NFL is absurd

  2. It may be Tom led Gisele(and his kids)to believe the previous season was his last and he reneged. If Mama ain’t happy…nobody’s happy.

  3. Buccaneers fans: man TB12 is going to take us to the Superbowl this year ain’t nothing gonna mess this up!

    Giselle: Hold my beer

  4. he still wouldn’t worth 37.5 million per annum. Just stupid…The NFL is absurd
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    The NFL isn’t paying him the money. Fox is.

  5. He has mentioned her wanting him to retire for several years now, so it makes sense. Seems like they got things ironed out. Ultimately it’s their personal business, not some gossip rag like the New York Post.

  6. If it was up to Gisele TB would have retired a long time ago. His legacy was secured a long time ago. They don’t need the money. And she wants the family to spend more time together. Not too complicated

  7. Good thing Brady and the Bucs planned his 11 day absence from training camp in advance by anticipating the marital difficulties!

  8. The guy’s entire life has been football and individual glory. The people around him have clearly been nothing in his life but a means to that end. What will he do when he realizes that there is no ring for being the GOAT in life, or get in someone’s face to mock them about being better? How will he deal with the fact that there will always be someone richer, someone who is a better father and husband, or just happier? (And we all know that even Jason Witten will turn out to be the better broadcaster.) The end will likely be very dark.

  9. She is behind every move he makes.

    I liked him better when he just ate ham and cheese sandwich’s at the Red Wing diner in Foxboro, MA. Just like Rocky Balboa. He got civilized and now has to many domesticated responsibilities.

    Should have taken a page out of Derek Jeter’s book. Play out your career, then worry about having a family and wife who rules your world.

  10. The media’s sole purpose is to try to pull athletes down. Has been going on since the 50’s and 60’s when Roger Maris played for the Yankees. Now I see why guys like Brady and formerly Marshawn Lynch say very little to the media. Every little thing you say or do is turned against you. Brady, let’s win another one and laugh at the haters!! You’re the GOAT!!!

  11. Everyone needs to chill. Every couple has disagreements. They will hopefully work whatever it is out in privacy. I wish them the best.

  12. I’m not a Brady fan but for some reason it bugs me that his wife is basically trying to dictate what he does at the end of his career. She needs to get over it and herself. It’s not like a normal family where the husband is gone and she’s buried with the kids and home responsibilities 24/7. They probably have nannies and if they don’t hire one or two for another year. Brady us likely done after this year.

  13. I mean, I feel like it was probably some time off he negotiated in the deal for coming back, guy doesn’t need camp

  14. DiCaprio is suddenly available. He and Gisele did have a five year relationship. Of course, she’s way too old for him now.

  15. riggo08 says:
    September 1, 2022 at 3:20 pm
    That is their business and no one else’s. Let’s get the season started!
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    They both owe their fame and fortunes to their public personas. You cannot promote yourself for money and simultaneously claim privacy in your personal life.

  16. Is it really a Far Cry from Johnny Depp and Amber Heard ?? 11 or so days away from work…

  17. infectorman says:
    September 1, 2022 at 3:26 pm
    Tom Brady could cure cancer and determine the true meaning of life, and he still wouldn’t worth 37.5 million per annum. Just stupid…The NFL is absurd
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    You’re worth what someone is willing to pay you.

  18. Had the NFL not changed the rules to protect QBs and help offenses, Brady would have retired long time ago. A 45 year old man still playing football is a mockery of this once great game.

  19. I’m not a Brady fan but for some reason it bugs me that his wife is basically trying to dictate what he does at the end of his career.
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    She ended her career for the kids.

    He can’t do the same?

  20. Apparently Gisele got so angry she packed up what she needed,.. left their home in Tampa,… took the kids and left the country for Costa Rica.

  21. Must be all the single dudes making the snarky comments. If you’re married with kids then you know life happens. Sometimes you have to slow down and take care of your own. Happy wife = happy life. I’m sure this will be Toms last year. Understandably so.

  22. With a 50% divorce rate, who ever makes it thru a marriage without discord? Throw in the stress of celebrity-hood & a marriage to a supermodel, what are the chances these two will be sipping champagne at their Golden Anniversary, anyway?

  23. he still wouldn’t worth 37.5 million per annum. Just stupid…The NFL is absurd
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    The NFL isn’t paying him the money. Fox is.

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    Think bigger picture….Brady is making this $ because Fox can afford to pay it to him because the NFL is printing money and selling NFL apparel to Sheople who gladly plunk down legal-tender to wear jerseys bearing other men’s names…..again, think bigger picture

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  24. My dad always told me to get married when you’re tired. And retire when you’re ready! I didn’t listen to him 😂😂

  25. Tom Brady is only 45 years old,
    If he worked any other regular kind of job, he would be expected to work into his 60’s or 70’s.
    Of course Gisele wouldn’t marry any regular Joe.

  26. Dude plays in the NFL, you could support his career for a few more. He’s going to retire early, all will have a tremendous life. It’s OK to put he before we for a bit, it’s called teamwork, the rule of thumb is that the support and sacrifice will balance out eventually if you have a friend. They don’t make them like they used to. High maintenance alert.

  27. Oh the drama…..oh wait, I don’t really care, but still fun to read the comments
    Go Pats!!!

  28. If this is true, credit to the Bucs org for helping the guy out and keeping quiet about it. Least they can do, he won them a Super Bowl.

  29. patsfan4lifedynasty says: “Had the NFL not changed the rules to protect QBs and help offenses, Brady would have retired long time ago. A 45 year old man still playing football is a mockery of this once great game.”
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    Vinny Testaverde played at age 44. Hall of Famer George Blanda played until 48.

    Try again.

  30. I really don’t need to read about Brady’s personal marital situation. It’s a private matter.

  31. Beichick was right again.

    Giselle wears the pants in that family. Another reason why BB walked.

    He couldn’t trust it. She could have won that battle at any time in previous seasons.

  32. Well, this was to be expected. Tom Brady is now in that final phase of his football life in which he will be leaving the game, but not voluntarily. It happens to many of the greatest players. Personally, I doubt Brady’s heart is in it right now. Maybe if Rob Gronkowski were still around, or even successful in getting Julian Edelman out of retirement, that would be different. Heck. it would be different were he still around with the Pats. And yet, here we are. My best guess is Tom Brady starts at least one game this year and due to whatever is going on with him and the Bucs he gets injured. You know, when the marriage is on the rocks, the children usually have a harder time with the father. Tom Brady has 4 children from 2 different marriages or relationships. All the personal glory and accolades will not mean much if your kids despise you. Just something to think about.

    Lax39

  33. Its his personnal life. We all go through stuff and privacy matters to everyone. Plus the Bucs knew before he came back.

  34. No offense..but it’s personal..not football. Nobody here wants their personal business out in media..Off limits!

  35. I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go back to the first story on this issue, I said it from the get go!!!!!!!!!! I get no real life points for this, but, here, I’m the smartest man alive! Lol!

  36. Mas tequila! says:
    September 1, 2022 at 4:07 pm
    I’m not a Brady fan but for some reason it bugs me that his wife is basically trying to dictate what he does at the end of his career.
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    She ended her career for the kids.

    He can’t do the same?

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    She ended her career because she is 42.

    Super models usually retire when they hit 30.

  37. We are at the point in the football season that I am sick of hearing about all things Brady

  38. I think it’s probably a good thing that all the Brady worshippers can get to see that Tommy’s life is not perfect.

    It might be a shock to them that the “GOAT” is maybe not “G” at everything in life.

  39. I can’t shed a tear for a guy that will end up with a gorgeous 25-year-old model if his wife leaves him.

  40. I wonder how Giselle feels about Brady’s ten year commitment to Fox, which kicks in immediately after he retires from the game. She can’t be happy about it. It doesn’t take the same amount of time out of your life as playing, but you still have traveling to the site, pre-game prep and interviews and then the game itself. Broadcasting will still take him away a minimum of three days per week. She can’t be happy about that.

  41. Gisele knew and acknowledged that Brady’s first love is football. It’s also his job, just like other husbands who go to work. If there is indeed turmoil in their marriage, I hope they’ll work it out. There will always be bumps in any marriage. Nothing new.

  42. With 61 comments already on this thread, this has probably been pointed out already. But, if not: Wasn’t Brady’s 11-day (highly specific, by the way) absence planned well ahead of time? And didn’t the Bucs’ front office know about it well ahead of time? These two facts would argue against the marital discord explanation.

  43. “On the other hand, how much of any very public relationship can ever be private when the two members of it are among the most popular and recognizable people in the world?”

    I think this is true of actions that famous people take in public. If they go somewhere, undertake some business venture, donate to politicians, make statements in interviews or on social media, sure – they’re going to be noticed more and get more scrutiny, and that’s fair.

    But I’m not sure that extends to personal things that aren’t made public, things that only affect the individuals themselves. Health, relationships, family – if they’re not being offered, I don’t see there being a right to take them.

  44. mhouser1922 says:
    September 2, 2022 at 9:05 am
    With 61 comments already on this thread, this has probably been pointed out already. But, if not: Wasn’t Brady’s 11-day (highly specific, by the way) absence planned well ahead of time? And didn’t the Bucs’ front office know about it well ahead of time? These two facts would argue against the marital discord explanation.

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    No, they’re lying. Why is it so hard for some to detect an obvious lie?

  45. Tom thinks he has problems with Gisele? Those will soon pale in comparison to Micah Parsons straight up the A gap against that backup-level interior o-line!

  46. Tom is a pathological liar.
    He has admitted 90% of what he says is a lie.
    He lied to his own wife and kids about retiring and Gisele was pissed.

    Either Brady quits on the 2022 season, or they’re getting a divorce

  47. lax39 says:
    September 1, 2022 at 9:48 pm
    Tom Brady has 4 children from 2 different marriages or relationships. All the personal glory and accolades will not mean much if your kids despise you. Just something to think about.

    Tom Brady has 3 children, not 4. One with Bridget Moynahan and two with Gisele.

  48. All the personal glory and accolades will not mean much if your kids despise you.
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    These athletes are all about themselves. Especially the egomaniacs like Brady.

    If not for the money, these guys wouldn’t even have relationships. Who could stand them otherwise?

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