Tom Brady says his kids face 'unique challenges' because of their famous parents: 'It's not necessarily fair to them'

Tom Brady with daughter Vivian and son Benjamin after the Patriots won the Super Bowl in 2019.
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  • Tom Brady says his children face unique challenges because of their parents' fame.

  • "There are a lot of expectations because of who their mom or their dad is," he told

  • Brady has three children: Jack, 15, Benjamin, 13, and Vivian, 10.

It's not easy having Tom Brady as a dad — according to Tom Brady.

In an interview with published on Thursday, the former NFL superstar spoke about the "unique challenges" his children face because of their parents' fame.

"Our children have unique challenges [that are] different from ones I had growing up," Brady told the outlet. "There are a lot of expectations because of who their mom or their dad is, and it's not necessarily fair to them because they didn't choose that."

He has three kids: 13-year-old Benjamin and 10-year-old Vivian with ex-wife and model Gisele Bündchen, and 15-year-old Jack with former girlfriend Bridget Moynahan.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen with their kids in 2019.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen with their kids in 2019.Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

His children are "just normal kids," but "because of who our kids are [people say], 'You should be good at this' or 'You should look like that' but that's not the case," he said. "Everyone is an individual."

However, Brady, who was the New England Patriots' quarterback before joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has enjoyed watching his oldest son, Jack, play football.

"I'm very enthusiastic. Watching him play was so fun for me," Brady told

Tom Brady with his son Jack after New England Patriots training camp in 2018.
Tom Brady with his son Jack in 2018.John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

This will be Brady's first summer of coparenting with Bündchen after their divorce was finalized in October 2022, following 13 years of marriage. Brady told People in a separate interview published Thursday that they're ready for the new normal.

"I've got my little calendar right here," Brady said.

Among their summer plans, he's taking the kids to Disneyland before they go to Brazil with their mom and then to Europe with their dad.

"They got lots of good plans," he said. "These kids have a really good summer lined up."

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