Having grown up with three of them, Tom Brady knows the value of having a sister — and is thrilled for his sons that they get to experience it.
“I think it’s great for my boys to have a girl in the house,” the father of two sons and a newborn daughter, Vivian Lake, recently told ESPN.
The New England Patriots quarterback hopes it helps John, 5, and Benjamin, 3, “understand at least a little bit about what makes a woman tick — not that I can certainly figure that out, because I can’t. She’s a beautiful little girl.”
With his ever-growing brood, Brady, 35, is settling into a nice work-life balance with wife Gisele Bündchen.
“I love playing football. I love coming to work every day,” he says. “But also, being at home, and giving those boys my attention, and my affection, and my discipline, and being a good parent is so important, because I grew up with two of the best parents a son could ever ask for.”
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady welcomed their second child together, a baby girl named Vivian Lake Brady, on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Born at home in Boston, she joins big brothers Benjamin, who turns 3 Saturday, and John, 5, Brady’s son from a previous relationship.
“We feel so lucky to have been able to experience the miracle of birth once again and are forever grateful for the opportunity to be the parents of another little angel,” the supermodel, 32, announced on her Facebook page.
“She is healthy and full of life. Thank you all for your support and well wishes. We wish you and your families many blessings.”
Despite increasing speculation that she was expecting following an appearance in Rio de Janeiro, Bündchen, 32, never confirmed the pregnancy, but rather let her growing belly do all the talking before eventually baring her burgeoning bump for all to see in a leopard-print bikini in November.
But the couple’s decision to expand their family further came as no surprise; The Brazilian beauty has been very open about her wish to have a brood of babies. “I’d be lying if I said, ‘No,’ to wanting a lot of kids,” she told Vanity Fair in 2007.
Bündchen and New England Patriots quarterback Brady, 35, were married in February 2009.