Gisele Bundchen is looking forward to a new chapter in her life. The 42-year-old model opened up about her life as wife and mother, addressing her marriage to NFL star Tom Brady amid rumours of marital problems between the two, and speculating on the future of her profession.
Bundchen, in a new cover story interview for Elle's October 2022 issue, said:
"I've done my part, which is [to] be there for [Tom Brady.] I moved to Boston, and I focused on creating a cocoon and a loving environment for my children to grow up in and to be there supporting him and his dreams. Seeing my children succeed and become the beautiful little humans that they are, seeing him succeed, and being fulfilled in his career—it makes me happy. At this point in my life, I feel like I’ve done a good job on that."
At the beginning of their relationship, Tom Brady was playing quarterback for the New England Patriots, but he has since transferred to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and famously announced his retirement earlier this year before reversing his decision just a few months later.
Looking ahead, Gisele Bundchen revealed to the magazine that she intends to make more room for her personal aspirations. The wife of Tom Brady said:
"I have a huge list of things that I have to do, that I want to do. At 42, I feel more connected with my purpose."
The mom of two also tackled what she considers a sexist stereotype fostered by the media, in which she is frequently portrayed as some who desperately yearns for her husband's retirement.
Gisele Bundchen shared:
"I think this is the system we’ve been living in. That’s what society has accepted and what society hasn’t accepted. Obviously, I have my concerns—this is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present. I have definitely had those conversations with him over and over again. But ultimately, I feel that everybody has to make a decision that works for [them]. He needs to follow his joy, too."
For starters, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady tied the knot in 2019. Together they have two children, Ben, 12, and Vivian, 9, while the model is also the stepmother to Jack, Tom's 14-year-old son with ex-wife Bridget Moynahan.
She also told Elle has no regrets regarding her decision to temporarily prioritize motherhood over her career.
Gisele Bundchen said:
"I’m so grateful to have been there in those in rivers, and we have to think about what we’re doing, how moments that were really shaping who they are as people. I feel very fulfilled in that way, as a mother and as a wife," she continues. "And now it’s going to be my turn. It’s not like a I’m going to be in the valley forever."
Elle's next issue, with Gisele Bundchen on the cover, will be on newsstands on October 4, 2022.
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