Don’t let the padding, body slams and shouting fool you. Football stars aren’t tough guys all the time. Off the field, they can be just as gentle and sweet as anyone. Some are even willing to poke fun at their macho image (anyone remember Joe Namath‘s famous pantyhose pose?).
Tom Brady is a prime example of how an athlete’s public persona can be totally different from his true personality. In the fall issue of VMAN (as reported by Us Weekly), he explains that he’s just one big mushball when it comes to his family.
Having grown up in a nurturing household where emotions were freely expressed, “I’m very blessed to be able to do that because with my two boys — I kiss them a thousand times a day,” Tom says. “My wife and I are very affectionate, it’s just part of our nature.”
Every one of his kisses sends his sons the message that boys can be openly loving and that dads don’t have to be distant or cold. How great is that?
Tom’s older boy, Jack, is his son by ex Bridget Moynihan. Young Benjamin is his first child with wife Gisele Bundchen. They’re expecting a second baby; no official due date has been announced, but it’s speculated that the new Brady will arrive around the end of the year.
And Tom isn’t done yet!
“I want to have four kids and I want to be a really good dad, too,” Tom tells the magazine.
The NFL star is proud to show his snuggly side to the world. “I’m not really concerned with playing this tough warrior,” he says. “I mean, that’s part of my job and I take that seriously. But I don’t have anything to hide and I’m not concerned with what people think.”
Expect thousands more smooches when his new daughter or son comes along!
[Photo: via PacificCoastNews]
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