“My daughter always says, ‘Daddy, you did not have a happy face out there.’ And I’m trying! I wish I would have more awareness of what the scowl looks like, but I’m doing my best to try to get to a better place and better peace of mind,” the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, 45, said.
Gushing that his and his ex-wife's daughter is always "excited" to watch him play, Brady called her his "No. 1 cheerleader," adding: "I wouldn’t have it any other way."
Brady is also the father of Benjamin, 12, whom he shares with Bündchen, and 15-year-old son Jack with ex Bridget Moynahan.
The father-of-three and Bündchen sparked rumors of a split in August after the athlete missed several days of training camp, with fuel being added to the fire when reports that the couple got in an "epic fight" made headlines shortly after.
As rumors continued to circulate — it was reported that the pair hired divorce lawyers, were living separately and were both spotted sans their wedding bands in recent months — the former power couple addressed the end of their union in late October.
On Friday, October 28, Brady and Bündchen confirmed the end of their romance following 13 years of marriage on their respective Instagram accounts. And while Brady did not contest the filing, OK! learned he was far from thrilled about breaking up their family.
Brady "didn't want the kids to have divorced parents," said a source after their split. "This was not Tom's idea. This was never Tom's idea."
However, Bündchen seemingly had enough of asking her former husband "over and over" again to be more present for their children amid his return to the league earlier this year. It was rumored that the demise of their marriage may be credited to his decision to un-retire, as the brunette beauty reportedly gave him an ultimatum: His career or his family.
Since finalizing their divorce last month, Bündchen has been spotted living her best life in Costa Rica, where the family often vacationed and occupies a home, as she was photographed on Monday, November 7, smiling ear-to-ear while with her kiddos.