New England Patriots quarterback and Super Bowl star Tom Brady recently admitted that he was surprised when his son ended up not being a big football fan. Brady added that he just assumed his son would love football “because he is a boy,” and supposed to do the things his father does.
Brady recently told Men’s Health Magazine that his son Benny is not that into football while his older son, Jack, is just the opposite.
Explaining the situation, an animated Brady said, “So I was like, ‘C’ mon, let’s do this.’ And he was like, ‘Nope.’ And I was like, ‘What?'”
Brady added that his second wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, kept telling him, “Would you effing understand that your son is different?”
“It was hard for me,” Brady admitted. “I was like, ‘What do you mean? He’s a boy; he should just do all these things that I do.'”
However, Brady finally came to accept that Benny was just not the same as he or Jack.
“The reality is that Benny just likes different things,” Brady said “And it’s great because now I just have to go do what he wants to do. When we do that, we have the best time. He’s like, ‘OMG, Dad, you’re so funny.’ He loves joking, and I joke back.”
Brady told the magazine that his older son, 11-year-old Jack whom he had with ex Bridget Moynahan, is a big sports fan. Brady also pointed out that he was just like that at Jack’s age.
“That was me. I’d wake up early on weekends to do stuff with my dad,” Brady said. “That’s why I didn’t party a lot. If Dad wanted to golf, I wanted to be there with him. And if I ever missed those things, it would crush me.”
But his second son, Benny, has very different interests.
“Jack is just like me — he holds a lot in, Benny lets it all out. Vivi, she doesn’t care. They’re going to be their own selves, not who you want them to be,” Brady confided.
Brady concluded by admitting that his marriage with Bündchen, who had a very different life growing up than he, helped him see life from a different perspective. “That’s helped me grow,” Brady said.
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