The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback said in the weekly podcast Monday, just days after he and Bundchen announced they were divorced.
“Obviously the good news is that it’s a very friendly situation, and I’m really focused on two things: taking care of my family, and definitely my kids, and secondly doing the best work possible to win football matches. That’s what the professionals do.”
Talking to sports broadcaster Jim Gray on his weekly “Let’s Go!” The Brady Podcast added: “You focus on work when it’s time to work, and then when you get home you focus on the priorities at home. All you can do is the best you can do. That’s what I will continue to do as long as I work and as long as I am. Father.”
Gray asked Brady if there was a challenge dividing the two.
“I think that’s what it means to be a professional,” Brady said. “I’ve dealt with a lot of tough situations on and off the field over the course of 23 years, a lot of them playing in front of a lot of people.
“So I think the interesting thing for the footballer and the athlete in general is that you are there, I always say we are not actors even though we are on TV. That is our real selves out there.
“We try to do our best. This is how you really get to know people over the years by being on TV, and this is my authentic self that I compete with my teammates every day and you give your all for the team.
“Everyone goes through different things. We all have our own unique challenges in life. We are all human. We do our best.”
Both Brady and Bündchen announced their divorce on Instagram on Friday.
Brady, 45, had retired from the NFL in February, only to later reverse that decision. He took 11 days off training camp in August to “deal with personal matters,” according to his head coach Todd Bowles.
In a recent conversation on his podcast, Brady talked about some of the personal costs of playing in the NFL for two decades.
“I haven’t had Christmas in 23 years and I haven’t had Thanksgiving in 23, I haven’t had Christmases with the people I care about who were born from August to late January. I’m not able to attend funerals and I can’t be in,” Brady said. wedding parties”.
Meanwhile, in an interview with Elle magazine Bundchen, 42, said, published in September, that she has “concerns” about her husband’s return to the field after retiring last winter.
“This is a very violent sport, and I have my kids and I would like him to be more present,” Bundchen told the publication. “I’ve definitely had these conversations with him over and over again. But in the end, I feel like everyone has to make a decision that works for them.” [them]. He needs to follow his joy, too.”
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