- Gisele Bundchen doesn’t think her infamous quote about her husband years ago was all that bad.
- Tom Brady’s wife made an appearance on the docuseries ‘Man in the Arena’ to explain.
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We may be coming up on the 10-year anniversary of Gisele Bundchen’s infamous quote about her husband, Tom Brady, but it’s safe to say most NFL fans out there still remember it.
“You need to catch the ball when you’re supposed to catch the ball,” Bundchen shouted while trying to exit Lucas Oil Stadium following the Patriots’ loss in Super Bowl XLVI. “My husband cannot f–king throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time.”
Bundchen is of course referencing Wes Welker’s drop in the final minutes of New England’s loss to the New York Giants in the 2021 Super Bowl.
The quote is one of the all-time greats among significant others in sports and it will likely live on forever, especially given the fact that Bundchen is standing by it after all these years.
Bundchen made an appearance in the Brady docuseries ‘Man in the Arena‘ and opened up about her famous quote defending her husband. As she tells it, a group of Giants fans shouted things at her and Vince Wilfork’s wife, which essentially sent her over the edge.
“We have to go and walk to the freaking elevator, and these guys, who probably had a few drinks [in] them, as well, were like, ‘Your husband sucks! Eli Manning owns your husband! He’s old, he’s got to retire! Just tell him to go home and cry like a baby,’” Bundchen explained.
Bundchen Doubles Down On Her Quote
She admitted she too had some wine that night, but as she explains, what she said was true, Brady couldn’t catch and throw the ball.
“I thought I was, like, mild on what I said,” Bundchen said, according to NESN. “I mean, it’s true. How can he do everything? He can’t catch and throw the ball at the same time. That’s just a fact. I knew how hurt he was going to be, and you don’t want somebody saying that about your husband.”
She’s not wrong, of course, Brady can’t do it all.
While Bundchen clearly doesn’t regret what she said, she did feel sorry the very next day when they made the story about Welker.
“The next morning, when they made it about Wes, it broke my heart, because I was like, are you kidding me? That’s, like, the hardest-working guy I know on that team.”
Brady has gone on to win four Super Bowls since that 2012 loss to the Giants.