The NFL star Tom Brady may have had a great comeback after his short retirement as a soccer player, but the situation was not always the same for him. For the past few months, Brady has been going through some personal issues due to his divorce from his ex-wife Gisele Bündchen. The couple separated in October 2022. Before their divorce, there were multiple reports regarding problems in his relationship with his ex-wife. Sources came out claiming that they have been living apart and have also hired divorce lawyers.
The issues reportedly started after the Buccaneers player canceled his retirement just a few months after making the announcement. However, even after coming out his retirement, he was not able to give all his time to practice and training.
Tom Brady Had to Step Away From Tampa Bay Buccaneers For a Few Days
After he came out of his retirement, Tom Brady had to take a break from Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 11 days during the preseason. The star player said that it was an easy decision as he needed some time to deal with his personal matters. When he was asked about his absence Brady simply said that he feels good after his return.
“Everyone’s got different situations they’re dealing with. We all have really unique challenges to our life. I’m 45 years old, man. There’s a lot of shit going on. Just gotta try to figure out life the best you can. It’s a continuous process.”
The star player’s team, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has also said that his absence from the team was pre-arranged and the team has been supportive of it. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback had very short absences during the preseason in the past. So, when he was not spotted on the team during the preseason in August 2022 everyone started assuming the reason behind his absence.
It was also the first time in his long career, he took that much time off during a training camp or preseason. Tom Brady announced his retirement in February 2022, as he wanted to spend more time with his family.
However, the retirement did not last long, and within 40 days he reversed the decision saying that he still feels like he belongs on the field. The quarterback said that his place is not in the stands and he could not bear to be a spectator.
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Why Was Tom Brady Absence During Buccaneers Training?
The personal matters, that caused Tom Brady to miss Buccaneers training were none other than his conflicts with his ex-wife, Gisele Bündchen. The Brazilian model allegedly was not in favor of Brady canceling his retirement.
Insider information revealed that coming back to NFL, turn out to be the prime reason behind his divorce. Page Six reported that Bündchen left their home in Florida after a series of fights between them. The whole situation led him to miss 11 days of training for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in August of 2022.
Sources told People that after Tom Brady canceled his retirement, the couple has been “hitting a rough patch,” and “there’s a lot of tension.” They also claimed that the Buccaneers player was trying to figure out what to do to save his marriage, as his wife at the time was spending time away from him.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen married in February 2009 and have two children. People confirmed in October that they have filed for divorce.