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Tom Brady might be football’s GOAT, but he’s a father first! The dad of three is celebrating his Super Bowl 2021 win with his kids by his side, and he celebrated his NFC Championship win with a sweet hug from his son Jack last month. After leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to victory over the Green Bay Packers, Brady made his way to the stands to see his firstborn.
“Can I say hi to my son?” the Buccaneers quarterback asked a security guard, before embracing his son. “Love you, kiddo,” Brady told Jack.
In addition to his mini-me, Brady shares two children with his wife Gisele Bündchen. Get to know the Super Bowl bound player‘s kids:
Who is Tom Brady’s oldest son Jack?
Jack is Brady’s oldest child. The NFL star welcomed his son, John “Jack” Edward, in 2007 with his then-ex Bridget Moynahan. The actress’ pregnancy was reported after she and Brady ended their three-year relationship. After their 2006 split, the quarterback began dating his future wife, Bündchen.
The Brazilian supermodel admitted in 2009 that Moynahan’s pregnancy was “definitely a surprise.” “In the beginning you’re living this romantic fantasy; you’re thinking, This can’t be true, it’s so good! And then, Whoops—wake-up call!” she shared in an interview with Vanity Fair. “We were dating two and a half months when he found out, and it was a very challenging situation. Obviously, in the beginning, it’s not the ideal thing.”
Nonetheless, Bündchen felt “blessed” to have Brady’s son in her life. “I understand that he has a mom, and I respect that, but to me it’s not like because somebody else delivered him, that’s not my child. I feel it is, 100 percent,” she famously said. “I want him to have a great relationship with his mom, because that’s important, but I love him the same way as if he were mine. I already feel like he’s my son, from the first day.”
The model is also thankful for her husband’s ex. Bündchen explained to PEOPLE, “I’m so grateful for [Bridget]. I know this was hard, but I couldn’t imagine my life without [Jack]. I call him my bonus child.” “He opened my heart in ways I didn’t even know my heart could expand,” she added. “I fell in love with him.”
Like Brady, Moynahan has found a supportive partner, businessman Andrew Frankel, whom she married in 2015. Together, the exes and their spouses make a winning co-parenting team. “Tom and I made a decision to raise a child together and we both found partners that not only supported us in raising that child, but also loved our child as if he was their own,” Moynahan previously told PEOPLE. “I don’t think you can ask for more than that. My son is surrounded by love.”
Jack has taken after his famous father in more ways than one. “Jack is just like me—he holds a lot in,” Brady revealed in a 2019 interview with Men’s Health. “Jack loves sports. He wants to try hard, and he never wants to disappoint his dad. That was me. I’d wake up early on weekends to do stuff with my dad. 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.”
How many kids does Tom Brady have with wife Gisele Bündchen?
Less than two years after welcoming his son Jack with Moynahan, Brady married Bündchen in 2009. “I’m blessed to find this life partner that we all kind of seek at different times in our life. We found each other at the right time,” the Super Bowl champion said of his wife during a 2016 interview with Access Hollywood (via Us Weekly). “We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs together, and in so many ways, that’s kind of built our relationship so strong.”
The quarterback and Brazilian supermodel are parents to daughter Vivian Lake Brady (born in 2012) and son Benjamin Brady (born in 2009).
Tom Brady’s son Benny isn’t into sports
While Jack has inherited his father’s love for sports, Brady’s youngest son has different interests. “When Benny came along, I thought he would be just like Jack. So I was like, ‘C’mon, let’s do this.’ And he was like, ‘Nope.’ And I was like, ‘What? No, do this!’ And Gisele kept saying to me, ‘Would you effing understand that your son is different?’ It was hard for me,” Brady confessed to Men’s Health. “I was like, ‘What do you mean? He’s a boy; he should just do all these things that I do.’ The reality is that Benny just likes different things. 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.”
Tom Brady’s daughter Vivian is daddy’s girl
Meanwhile, Vivian has Brady wrapped around her finger. “It’s the worst–well, it’s not the worst for me, I think it’s the worst for my wife who’s trying to instill some discipline in her and I just give her whatever she wants,” Brady told Entertainment Tonight in 2016. “But isn’t that what men are supposed to do for daughters?” He added, “Yeah, there’s princesses, and My Little Pony dolls, and it’s just the cutest thing ever.”
As the proud dad prepares to play in his tenth Super Bowl, one thing is for certain, he’ll have his kids cheering him on!