Retired NFL quarterback Tom Brady recently spoke with Entertainment Tonight about how he is navigating being a single dad and co-parenting with ex-wife Gisele Bundchen. Brady and Bundchen announced their divorce in October 2022 after 13 years of marriage. The pair shares two children together: Benjamin and Vivian. Brady spoke about the importance of giving his kids a "real solid base and foundation" while he begins his journey as a single parent. "I think myself and their mom have done an amazing job of providing that, and I think that we're just gonna keep doing it," he said. "We're never a finished product. The kids aren't finished products. At the end of the day, we're learning along with them. And all you can do is the best you can do with the opportunities that you have, and the challenges you have, and we all have unique challenges to our life that we deal with."
The former Buccaneers quarterback added that he doesn't have a "guidebook" to life and has often found himself in new situations even at the age of 45. "You don't know how to say always the appropriate thing or the right thing, but the only thing you can do for your kids is to try and say, 'All right, guys, this is kinda the way that it's worked for me, and the things that I've learned from, and now it's up to you, you gotta take it,'" Brady explained. "'Now, you've got choices outside of the house ... go out there and do well in the community, respect everyone, respect others. Go out there and make a contribution and find something you love to do. Bring a positive attitude.'"
Brady spoke about his children's upcoming summer plans as they are spending it with both sets of parents, saying that they have "really good summer lined up." He added saying, "It's interesting because there's so much attached to their friends with their devices and so forth. But I think it's always a balance between letting them do those things and staying connected with people from Boston and from Tampa and from Costa Rica and from Brazil."