After leading his team to victory against the Los Angeles Rams at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Sunday, Brady, 41, held his 6-year-old daughter Vivian Lake, who was all smiles and decked out in Patriots gear, while on the podium.
With some help from dad, Vivian excitedly held up the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which the Patriots earned by beating the Rams 13-3.
The bevy of cute kids on the podium also included Brady’s sons, Benjamin Rein, 9, and John “Jack” Edward Thomas (his 11-year-old son with ex Bridget Moynahan), as well as Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s 2-year-old granddaughter, Blakely.
“We fought through it more than anything. It’s unbelievable to win this game,” Brady told reporters after the game. Asking if a win means imminent retirement for Brady, he asserted “it doesn’t change anything.”
As his children have learned more about the sport over the years, Brady said they are now better able to appreciate the importance of his past and current Super Bowl appearances.
“My daughter is 6. She’s a great cheerleader for us. My oldest son is into every play. My middle son is not into any play,” Brady previously said, according to New England Sports Network. “It’s perfect. We get to talk about it on the way home.”
“They’re understanding more and more,” the athlete added.
Ahead of the Patriots’ AFC title game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Brady deflected the usual questions about the championship game and instead talked about how his three children have influenced his perspective.
“[It’s] absolutely different than when I was young and had little responsibility, and now kids,” he said during a press conference, according to NESN. “It’s a lot of fun. It’s great for me.”
While many of Brady’s fans go all out — some have even gone as far as getting a tattoo of his signature — his kids would rather hang out with his teammates.