Father figures are often crucial in athletes' lives and careers, and Tom Brady's dad is no different. Tom Brady Sr. is a better father and the NFL star's role model.
Born in San Francisco, California, on May 6, 1944, Tom Brady Sr. is often spotted cheering for his son, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback Tom Brady.
Brady Sr. and Tom's mom, Galynn Johnson, walked down the aisle on April 19, 1969, and they have been together ever since. Here's everything you need to know about Tom Brady Sr.
Tom Brady on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia | Source: Getty Images
WHO IS TOM BRADY'S FATHER?
Brady Sr. might be the dad of one of the most accomplished athletes in sports history, but he and his wife still live in the same San Mateo, California, house their four children grew up.
From San Mateo, Brady Sr. serves as the chairman and CEO of the insurance firm Thomas Brady & Associates. He has also appeared in TV series and documentaries, including "Year of the Quarterback" and "Man in the Arena."
Tom Brady and his dad, Tom Brady Sr., on August 3, 2010, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts | Source: Getty Images
INSIDE TOM BRADY'S RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS DAD
Brady Sr.'s impact on Tom's life and career has been outstanding. The patriarch of the Brady family explained that Tom was so competitive because of him. Everything was a competition, including running home from church or throwing rocks the farthest.
Tom and his dad's close bond has remained over the years, and the future Hall-of-Famer praises Brady Sr. whenever he has the chance. In one episode of "Man in the Arena," Tom said:
"When I think about being a dad, I think [of Brady Sr.] because of what my dad meant to me. I know I'm not as good a dad to my kids that [sic] my dad's been to me."
Tom confessed that he used Brady Sr. as his example of how to not only keep a family together but also care, support, and love them.
[Tom's wife] is one of the most successful models in the industry.
The New England Patriots legend honored Brady Sr. on Father's Day by posting a selfie with him from a golf court. In the caption, Tom described his dad as his hero and the most loving and kind dad in the world.
Speaking of the Patriots, Brady Sr. revealed that his son's move to the Buccaneers was the right choice. He said the Patriots coach, Bill Belichick, wanted Tom "out the door," but he threw over 50 touchdowns and won the Super Bowl in his first year with the Buccaneers.
WHO IS TOM BRADY'S WIFE?
Some consider Brady Sr. the only one who is Tom's biggest fan, but Brazilian model, activist, and businesswoman Giselle Bündchen has also supported Tom through thick and thin.
Bündchen is one of the most successful models in the industry, with over 1,000 appearances on magazine covers. She has also worked as an actress in "The Devil Wears Prada," "Taxi," and a few other films.
The former Victoria's Secret Angel has made it into the list of the highest-paid models in the world a few times and signed with Lions Management in 2021 to resume her fashion career. Bündchen married Tom in 2009, and they share two kids. What a talented family.