Tom Brady is raising eyebrows on social media after he shared a cryptic post following the release of his ex-wife Gisele Bündchen’s Vanity Fair cover story.
The retired football star shared a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that read, “What is success? To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate the beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or esteemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!”
He also added three red heart emojis to his post. Based on her interview, Bündchen denied that they divorced because of his devotion to his football career. The two share children Benjamin, 13, and Vivian, 10. The supermodel explained that the speculations surrounding their divorce were hurtful and crazy. Rumors had it that she gave Brady an ultimatum, to choose between his family and career.
The supermodel explained, “Listen, I have always cheered for him, and I would continue forever. If there’s one person, I want to be the happiest in the world, it’s him, believe me. I want him to achieve and to conquer. I want all his dreams to come true. That’s what I want, really, from the bottom of my heart.”
Bündchen also reflected on the early stages of their relationship, specifically when the quarterback just welcomed his son, Jack, 15, with his hex, Bridget Moynahan.
She shared, “I say to Bridget—you know, I have a great relationship with her…Everything in life comes with work. You have to go through the roller coaster. You have moments where you get to the sticky points and you’ve gotta overcome it.”
The 42-year-old supermodel revealed that the situation was challenging for them, she’s grateful that they were able to co-parent together. She said, “Love conquers all. My life became so much richer because I got to learn so much from that.”
She reflected that with Moynahan, “My goal was always, how can I be the most helpful? How can I make it the easiest I possibly can? I put myself in her shoes and I was like, ‘How can I support her?’ Because in the end of the day, we are team players in ‘How are we going to do this so [Jack] can have the best life?’”