Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to an outstanding Super Bowl win after lagging behind the Atlanta Falcons in the early quarter on Sunday night, Feb. 5. The star quarterback grew emotional as he celebrated his victory with wife Gisele Bündchen, their kids, his parents and his teammates.
Brady was in tears as he hugged and kissed Bündchen and his children Benjamin, 7 and Vivian, 4. Beside them was his mother, Galynn, who was not able to watch most of her son's game due to an illness.
According to Us Weekly, Brady's mom had been through radiation and chemotherapy. The athlete considers this victory even more personal for his family because of this.
"It has been a tough year. Every family goes through different things. My family has always been a great support system for me," Brady said. New York Post reports that he dedicated the Super Bowl to his mother who made an effort to finally watch the championship live.
As the Patriots celebrated that night, Brady was seen carrying his kids on the field. Ever the hands-on dad, the quarterback is close to his children, including eldest son Jack, 9, with former partner actress Bridget Moynihan.
Apart from his stellar career in football, Brady's other focus is his family. "I've had time to bring them to school and pick them up from school, put them to bed and read books," the sportsman said, according to E! Online. "Those are memories I'll have for the rest of my life, and hopefully they'll have them, too."
Meanwhile, the Super Bowl MVP was also seen celebrating with his father Tom Sr. that night and kissed him on the lips in public. Despite others feeling uncomfortable about the show of affection, Brady has always been known to kiss family members in this manner, according to New York Daily News.
"My dad has been my best friend my entire life," Brady said via CBS Sports. "He's always been my No. 1 supporter."