Gisele Bündchen's Telling New Interview Raises More Questions About Her Marriage To Tom Brady

It seems the world just can't stop gossiping about what's really going on between Tom Brady and his wife, Gisele Bündchen — and now she's made some eyebrow raising questions about their marriage herself. The glamorous couple have hit the headlines multiple times amid claims things may not all be rosy at home, with Page Six first claiming the two haven't been on the best terms. The outlet reported in early September that they had supposedly gotten into a fight, before then following up by claiming Bündchen had returned to Florida from a trip — but had not reunited with her husband. Instead of heading to Tampa where their home is (Brady plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Bündchen instead took their children to a water park near Miami.

A People source then doubled down on reports of trouble in paradise, with an insider claiming Bündchen was not happy when Brady un-retired mere weeks after claiming he would be leaving football behind to spend more time with his family. "There's a lot of tension. She was so happy when he announced his retirement, and she wasn't thrilled at all when he went back on that. They're hitting a rough patch," they claimed. In another report a few days later, another source claimed to People, "Gisele is frustrated and sick of his career coming before their family, who has always supported him." Yikes.

Now, Bündchen is speaking out in her own words.

Gisele Bündchen wants Tom Brady 'to be more present'

Gisele Bündchen got candid about her marriage to Tom Brady with Elle, admitting in the October issue, "I've done my part, which is [to] be there for [Tom]." She spoke about moving her life to Boston for him (he famously played for the New England Patriots), noting, "I focused on creating a cocoon and a loving environment for my children to grow up in and to be there supporting him and his dreams. Seeing my children succeed and become the beautiful little humans that they are, seeing him succeed, and being fulfilled in his career — it makes me happy. At this point in my life, I feel like I've done a good job on that." 

She then spoke openly about the concerns she had about Brady returning to the sport because it's so physically demanding, adding, "My children and I would like him to be more present. I have definitely had those conversations with him over and over again." As for what really went down when he decided to keep playing? Bündchen made it clear her husband was free to make his own choice about returning to the game.

It's not clear exactly when Bündchen did the wide-ranging interview, though she was noticeably missing from Brady's first game of the season on September 11. The supermodel did tweet her support for her man, though, writing, "Let's go @TomBrady ! Let's go Bucs !"

Family and football are the most important things to Tom Brady

That isn't the only time an interview has shed a little light on what may really be going on between Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady, though. Amid all the swirling rumors, Brady spoke out on the SiriusXM podcast "Let's Go! with Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray" on September 12 and hinted at why he may have returned to the field. After Gray joked Brady only truly feels peaceful while on the field, the football star hit back that he hopes that's not the case, but did note, "There is a simplicity to life when you're in football season because there's a rhythm to it." He then added, "Football and family has always been the most important thing to me, so it's a good time of year."

As for Bündchen, the rumor mill dug up an interview the former Victoria's Secret Angel did with Vogue U.K. in May, in which she got pretty candid about all the hard work that goes into their relationship and their different dynamics. "I don't think relationships just happen; it's never the fairy tale people want to believe it is. It takes work to be really in sync with someone, especially after you have kids. [Brady's] focus is on his career, mine is mostly on the kids. And I'm very grateful that he lets me take the reins when it comes to our family," she said.

What's next for Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen?

While we'll have to wait and see what steps Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen take in their relationship next, it's reported the football star is willing to do what he can to make sure he and his wife can get back to a better place. "Tom is still hoping they can reconcile. Gisele has told him she's leaving him before, and they always made up when she cooled down," a source told Page Six, with one insider admitting it's not true the couple have made any kind of move towards a divorce just yet. Another insider shared a similar take on what's going on with People. "I know they're trying, or at least he's trying, to figure it out and make it work. He wants to get through this and for things to get better," they purported.

Brady didn't exactly look like a man with a whole lot of relationship drama on his mind after his team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, beat the Dallas Cowboys in their first game of the season on September 11, though. The popular athlete posted a video to Instagram showing him celebrating the win as he praised his teammates, and even cracked a bit of a smile. 

One thing's for sure, Brady sure seems happy when his head's in the game.