Superstar NFL player Tom Brady has caused a huge relief for Hurricane Ian victims by helping out with a donation. The star athlete also went as far as encouraging other NFL players to join in and help raise money for the Disaster fund.
Brady and his fellow Tampa Bay Buccaneers were in Miami, Florida, practicing before the hurricane hit.
Coincidentally, both Brady and his wife Gisele Bündchen were in Miami when the disaster came upon the state, yet, they reportedly did not shelter together, further alluding to an alleged strain on their marriage.
Read on to find out more.
Tom Brady Donates To Florida’s Hurricane Ian Disaster Fund
The NFL legend took to Twitter on Thursday to reveal his intentions to help raise money for those greatly affected by the hurricane.
Brady wrote, “Happy [we] were able to head home for Sunday night, but so many people in Florida won’t be able to do the same. I’ll be making a donation to the Florida Disaster Fund to get things started, and I’m hoping the rest of the NFL family in our state will follow suit.”
Happy were able to head home for Sunday night, but so many people in Florida won’t be able to do the same. I’ll be making a donation to the Florida Disaster Fund to get things started, and I’m hoping the rest of the NFL family in our state will follow suit https://t.co/fCMDsdnruE
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) September 29, 2022
Although he did not share exactly how much he would be donating to the relief fund, Brady stated that “Our neighbors support us endlessly, it’s time to return the favor,” while adding a link to the site for donations. The wife of the Governor of Florida, Casey DeSantis, thanked Brady for his generosity and also revealed that over $10 million has already been raised to support the cause.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers shared on Twitter that the Glazer family, who own the football team, will be donating $1 million to “assist in relief efforts following hurricane Ian.”
Tom Brady And Gisele Bundchen Braved The Storm Separately
According to a Page Six report, insiders confirmed that Brady and Bundchen sheltered from Hurricane Ian separately. Bundchen reportedly stayed at a rented home as renovations are still ongoing at the mansion the couple bought on Indian Creek Island in 2020.
The seven-time Super Bowl Champ recently featured on SiriusXM’s “Let’s Go!” Podcast and spoke about the hurricane.
He said, “I know I’ve been preparing all morning and get all my stuff [that I keep] outside, try to put it inside, try to get all the stuff on the ground level up a little bit higher. I’m right here on the bay so they’re talking about pretty high storm surges and it’s a scary thing. I will say that it’s a scary thing when it really hits your doorstep.”
Their Marriage Is On The Rocks
There have been rumors about Brady and Bundchen’s marriage being on the rocks for years. However, the situation worsened after the NFL legend announced that he was rescinding his retirement less than two months after exiting the league. Shortly after, news broke that Bundchen had left their Florida home after a huge blowout.
The Victoria’s Secret supermodel flew to Costa Rica and then to New York for the recent Fashion Week. Sources later confirmed to RadarOnline that she was focusing on her kids and on revamping her career, just like Brady had done.
Bundchen and Brady have been married for over 13 years and share two kids, 12-year-old Benjamin and nine-year-old Vivian. Brady also has another child, 15-year-old Jack, with his former girlfriend, Bridget Moynahan.
Gisele Bündchen Spoke About Her Concerns
During a recent interview with Elle, Bundchen briefly spoke about their marriage troubles and said she was extremely concerned about Brady’s decision to end his retirement and return to the league. She said she’d shared her concerns with Brady “over and over again” to no avail.
Bundchen said, “This is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present. Ultimately, I feel that everybody has to make a decision that works for [them]. He needs to follow his joy, too.” She also accused Brady of not allocating enough time to his kids and family.
An insider had previously shared Bundchen’s sentiments with RadarOnline. They said, “When Tom’s had a busy day of training, he’ll come home and pass out on the couch. There’s a lack of effort, for sure, but what annoys Gisele more is when Tom yells at the kids for behaving badly during the time he does spend with them. She feels he should be more patient.”