Tom Brady expressed his gratitude for his loved ones on Sunday after the Buccaneers’ overtime win over the Cardinals, but there was one glaring oversight.
While appearing in a postgame interview with Melissa Stark on “Sunday Night Football,” the Buccaneers quarterback greeted his parents, siblings and children on Christmas Day. He did not mention ex-wife Gisele Bündchen about two months after their divorce.
“Say hello to my parents, my sisters, my kids, I love you all, I hope you had a great time. Merry Christmas everyone, see you soon,” Brady said.
Brady, 45, announced in October that he and Bündchen, 42, had called it quits after 13 years of marriage. The former couple have two children together, son Benjamin, 13, and daughter Vivian, 10. Brady is also the father of a 15-year-old son, Jack, whom he shares with his ex Bridget Moynahan.
Ahead of Sunday’s game in Arizona, Brady spoke about what it would be like to play on Christmas this year and his plans for celebrating afterwards.
“It’s going to be a new experience that I’ve never had before that I’m going to learn to deal with,” Brady said last week on his SiriusXM podcast, “Let’s Go!”
“And I think that’s life. So you just asked a question about what you learned from this football season? I’m going to learn how to deal with Christmas Eve in a hotel, and I’m going to have to learn how to deal with Christmas and Christmas Eve and still go out and be a professional, and then I can’t wait to celebrate Christmas with my kids the next day. Which is, you know, just part of what the football season has been for a long time.
Although far from perfect against the Cardinals, Brady helped Tampa Bay earn its seventh win of the season with a 19-16 victory over Arizona.
The Buccaneers can clinch the NFC South this weekend with a 6-9 win over the Panthers, who they will host on Sunday.