Former NFL star quarterback Tom Brady admitted that his morning routine has changed since he announced his retirement from the league and shared that he’s now adopted two kittens for his daughter, Vivian Brady.
In a sweet Instagram Story on Wednesday, the seven-time Super Bowl-winning QB shared video of two white and black Siamese mix kittens playing after his daughter encouraged him to adopt the cats, Page Six reported.
“Vivi wins again,” Brady captioned his post showing the cats play-fighting. “This is what my mornings are like now.”
Tom Brady is now … a cat daddy?! https://t.co/pIByMxhdpn
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 16, 2023
In another message the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers tagged The Humane Society of Tampa Bay and wrote, “They are in good, loving hands.”
The Humane Society told People magazine that Brady and his daughter with ex-wife supermodel Gisele Bündchen picked the kittens after being “drawn” to them.
“Vivian was drawn to the Siamese mix kittens, so it wasn’t surprising that Tom reached out to adopt,” the organization shared. “They are the perfect family for these two adorable kittens!”
The Humane Society also praised Brady and his family for all the volunteering they’ve done there.
“Everyone at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay is very thankful that Tom Brady and his kids have been volunteering at our shelter for months,” Regan Blessinger, with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, told the outlet. “From socializing our kittens to walking dogs, he is obviously a great dad and a true animal lover. When they came to volunteer, it was evident that Vivian and the whole Brady family enjoyed their time with the under-aged kittens still needing to be bottle-fed.”
The former New England Patriots QB is also father to son Benjamin, 13, with Bündchen and son Jack 15 with his ex-wife Bridget Moynahan.
Brady announced his retirement earlier this month in a now-viral video on Instagram. He first thanked fans and everyone who helped him along the way, before he explained that he was retiring for good from the NFL after 23 seasons in the league.
“I know the process was a pretty big deal last time, so when I woke up this morning, I figured I’d just press record and let you guys know first,” the NFL star shared, noting his previous retirement announcement on February 1, 2022, before changing his mind.
In 2022, Brady made headlines when he announced he was finally walking away from professional football. But 40 days later he reversed that decision and returned to play with the Bucs for another season.
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