Tom Brady recently celebrated his retirement in style with an extravagant party. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback shared a video to his Instagram on Wednesday that showed several of his former teammates — including Rob Gronkowski — celebrating his career. Gronkowski gave a heartfelt toast, thanking Brady for everything he had done.
The montage video showed Brady raising the roof and dancing alongside his friends and family members. Brady panned to some of the extravagant details from the festivity, including a cake designed to be a football field with two cake helmets atop — one for the Buccaneers and a second for the New England Patriots — along with a football. His signature number 12 was also outlined in red roses in front of a white flower wall to commemorate 23 seasons with the signature digits.
Brady’s friends and families partied and danced at the extravaganza, with his mom and sisters also celebrating him. It appears that the retirement extravaganza took place a few weeks ago, as some of his close friends and ex-teammates — like Julian Edelman — posted videos and photos of them golfing and playing football on the beach in late March.
Brady’s ex-wife, Gisele Bündchen, did not appear to make it to the bash. Sources previously told Page Six that the couple had an epic fight over his decision to retire and then un-retire last year. Bündchen later denied that Brady’s career led to their ultimate divorce, telling Vanity Fair last month that the ultimatum rumors were “the craziest thing [she’s] ever heard.”
Brady announced he was retiring “for good” exactly one year after he initially did, and almost three months after finalizing his divorce from Bündchen after 13 years of marriage. The exes share son Benjamin, 13, and daughter Vivian, 10. He also co-parents son Jack, 15, with ex Bridget Moynahan.