As Brady leads the Buccaneers to the Super Bowl, the quarterback's family life has been getting some significant attention as well. A number of news outlets have focused on his spotlight-grabbing relationship with his wife, Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen, and their blended family. The couple have two children together, a son named Benjamin Rein and a daughter, Vivian Lake. He also has another 12-year-old boy, Jack, with former girlfriend Bridget Moynahan.
It was Jack who reportedly helped him decide where to spend the twilight of his career. Shortly after the quarterback decided to leave the New England Patriots, Page Six reported Jack influenced which team Brady chose to work with. At the time of his departure from New England, there were reportedly a number of teams interested in signing him, including the Los Angeles Chargers, who were allegedly quite close to securing a deal with the signal-caller. However, the future Hall of Famer supposedly didn't choose to go to L.A. because he didn't like the idea of being on the opposite side of the country from his son, who lives with his mother in New York City.
"A lot of [the reason for his choice] had to do with proximity to New York," a source told the outlet. "Jack lives in New York and [Brady] wants to be close to his son."
It likely helped that the Buccaneers offered him a hefty $50 million contract, along with the chance to leave a New England franchise on the downturn for a club filled with a number of offensive weapons. As The Inquisitr wrote, Tampa also reportedly offered Brady the chance to have significant say over their roster and game-planning, something he didn't have with the Patriots.
As they've gotten older, Brady's kids have been in the spotlight more, especially in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. Ahead of the team's NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers, Bundchen took to Instagram to share a picture that featured her and her two kids in Bucs jerseys. Bundchen raised her hand into the air she embraced Vivian and Benjamin, writing a message in the caption in support of her husband.Brady's family could be in the spotlight even more if he can lead Tampa to a Super Bowl win, which would the seventh title of his career. In past celebrations with the Patriots, Brady has often brought his children onto the field to soak in the atmosphere.