Tom Brady on Impact of Comedy Roast on His Kids: ‘I Wouldn’t Do That Again’

In a recent appearance on ‘The Pivot Podcast,’ Tom Brady, father of three, reflected on the impact of a comedy special. The retired NFL star candidly shared his thoughts, expressing a mix of enjoyment and regret regarding the event. 

“I loved when the jokes were about me; I thought they were so fun,” he mentioned, highlighting the lighter side of the roast. However, he also acknowledged the negative effect it had on his children, describing it as the “hardest part” of the experience.

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The former quarterback admitted that he didn’t fully anticipate how the roast would affect his family, particularly his kids. “I wouldn’t do that again because of the way that actually affected the people that I care about the most in the world,” he stated, revealing a newfound perspective on balancing personal and public personas.

Brady shared that his decision to participate in the roast was influenced by his relationship with comedian Jeff Ross. However, he acknowledged that he didn’t see the “full picture” initially, leading to a realisation about the importance of considering family dynamics in such public engagements. “I think it’s a good lesson for me as a parent. I’m going to be a better parent as I go forward because of it,” he remarked.

Despite the challenges, Brady emphasised the importance of humour and camaraderie among athletes, noting that laughter is prevalent in locker rooms. “Let’s do more of that and love each other and come on man, celebrate other people’s success,” he encouraged, highlighting the positive aspects of shared experiences and mutual respect.

The roast, which included jokes about Brady’s personal life, particularly his divorce from Gisele Bündchen and her subsequent relationship with jiu-jitsu instructor Joaquim Valente, drew criticism. A source close to Bündchen revealed that she was “deeply disappointed by the disrespectful portrayal of her family on Sunday evening’s roast show,” indicating the impact of such public scrutiny on personal relationships.

-Sushmita Sarkar