The year 2015 and 2016 were definitely the most stressful time of the quarterback’s life. He was shamed, criticized, and humiliated for his prior achievements while dealing with the fact that his mother was diagnosed with cancer. When Brady hit rock bottom, it was his wife, Gisele Bündchen who supported him.
Brady in the seventh installment of his ‘Man in the Arena’ docuseries stated that the scandal changed the very dynamic of his relationship with Gisele. Brady made the most out of his suspension as he spent some quality time with his family.
The then Patriots quarterback said that it was the first September that he had for himself since his “eighth-grade year.” “I didn’t even know what a September was like without football,” Brady said.
The Deflategate Scandal helped Tom Brady bring a new dynamic to his relationship with Gisele Bundchen
Brady went on a trip to Costa Rica with his wife during that time. “That was really good for our relationship,” Gisele said. It was really a good time for the Brady family to get back together, and that really cheered everyone up. “It actually worked out awesome for them,” said Maureen, Brady’s sister. “He saw our family. We haven’t had a family holiday together since he was at Michigan.”
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) March 22, 2016
“A very small gesture like that allowed me to recognize the things that I need to do in our relationship to make sure that she feels supported too,” said Brady, “because she’d supported me for the previous year and a half. She held me up when I was weak and angry and sad and depressed. That was a really dark time.”
That suspension brought Brady closer to his loved ones, especially Gisele. Gisele has been a role model wife for the quarterback, and going through some tough times like that requires a lot of heart. However, it did not take long for Tom Brady to bounce back up from his time of adversity as he went on a revenge campaign and claimed the Super Bowl trophy that very year.