New England Patriots star Tom Brady may need to make room in his trophy case for not just his most recent Super Bowl ring, his sixth, but for his kidsâ€™ trophies, too.
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Brady, 41, opened up to ABC Newsâ€™ Michael Strahan about the athleticism of his three kids and the sport he is trying to get his only daughter to play.
â€œMy oldest son really loves sports,â€ Brady said of Jack, his 11-year-old son with actress Bridget Moynahan. â€œ[Heâ€™s] very similar to me.â€
â€œMy middle son is more like my wife, is very athletic but likes a lot of other things,â€ he said of Benjamin, 9, his son with wife Gisele Bundchen. â€œAnd my daughter is a great little athlete.â€
Brady revealed he is trying to get Vivian, 6, to play hockey but Bundchen, a native of Brazil, does not approve.
â€œMy wife’s like, â€˜Over my dead body. You’re not putting her out there,â€™â€ Brady said with a laugh. â€œBut whatever they want to do in life, I want to support.â€
â€œAs a parent, we just want our kids happy,â€ he said.
If there is one thing he said he hopes his children will learn from watching him it would be to “follow their dreams.â€
â€œTo be an older player, you know, I love bringing my kids to training camp,â€ he said. â€œI love bringing them in the locker room after the game.â€
â€œFootball success is one thing, you know, being a good dad, being a good husband, being a good friend, that’s really important to me, too,â€ Brady added.
Celebrating Super Bowl win with family
Bradyâ€™s entire family was by his side in Atlanta as he led the Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl win. He called the experience both â€œemotionalâ€ and â€œgreatâ€ for his family.
â€œYou know, it’s a long week for everybody,â€ he said of the countdown to Sundayâ€™s game. â€œMy middle son was sick so, you know, just like being a parent, you’re on the road and youâ€™ve got all these things going on. Your son’s not feeling good.â€
â€œ[Bundchen] was holding him most of the game but it was just a great experience for our family,â€ Brady said.
Bundchen was seen on the field after the Patriotsâ€™ win giving her husband a kiss. She later posted an Instagram tribute to Brady, writing, â€œYour tireless commitment, discipline and hard work never ceases to amaze me.â€
Brady revealed his wife â€œsaid a lot of thingsâ€ to him after the game and was just â€œproud of everyone.â€
â€œShe loves seeing everyone like Jules [Julian Edelman] and Gronk [Rob Gronkowski] do well. All the guys that have been around for a while,â€ Brady said.
Brady and Bundchen will celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary later this month. Brady called his wife his “rock.”
â€œI married someone that … I know is my life partner,â€ he said. â€œShe’s just one of the most caring, nurturing people in the world.â€
â€œThe way she takes care of our family when I’m working, sacrificing a lot of her dreams,â€ he added. â€œI can only tell her I love her so much.â€
Bundchen posted a photo before the Super Bowl of her hugging Brady from behind, writing, “I got your back.”
â€œShe’s got my back,â€ Brady told Strahan. â€œI have no doubt about that, and she knows I have hers.â€