Tom Brady has further addressed his divorce from Gisele Bündchen.
The football player and model released dual statements last Friday when their split was finalised.
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Brady was asked about handling that challenge in conjunction with football season on his SiriusXM show “Let’s Go!” with Jim Gray, the New York Post reported.
“There’s a lot of professionals in life that go through things that they deal with at work and they deal with at home,” Brady said. “And obviously the good news is it’s a very amicable situation and I’m really focused on two things: taking care of my family and certainly my children, secondly doing the best job I can to win football games.
“So, that’s what professionals do. You focus at work when it’s time to work and then when you come home you focus on the priorities that are at home. All you can do is the best you can do. That’s what I’ll continue to do as long as I’m working and as long as I’m being a dad.”
As a follow-up, he was asked about compartmentalising the two.
“I think that’s what being a professional is,” Brady continued. “I’ve dealt with a lot of challenging situations on and off the field in 23 years, and a lot of it does play out in front of a lot of people.
“I think the interesting thing for a football player or athlete in general is we’re not actors even though we’re on TV. That is our real self out there. We’re just trying to do our best. That’s how people have really gotten to know me over the years, by being on TV. That is an authentic self that is out there to compete with my teammates every day, and you’re giving all you can to the team.
“We all have unique challenges in life. We’re all humans. We do the best we can do. I have incredible parents, that have always taught me the right way to do things. I want to be a great father to my children, and always do things the right way as well. … I want to always be able to hold my head high on and off the field, and I’m gonna try to do that as long as I’m here.”
After losing three games in a row, the Buccaneers are 3-5. They host the Rams on Sunday, and are favoured by a field goal in the game. Despite the slow start, they are still -135 favourites to win the NFC South.
This story first appeared in the New York Post and was republished with permission.
Story Credit: news.com.au