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Tom Brady says he throws fits, whines and pouts to get attention from Gisele


Sometimes, even a little information can be too much information. That is certainly the case with the knowledge gleaned courtesy of some quotes culled from a recent interview Tom Brady did with Man of the World magazine for a cover story on the New England Patriots quarterback.

We have all come to learn that Brady is something of “a fancy boy, a real dandy,” as Kramer once characterized Seinfeld as in an episode. And most of the time, it stems from comments he himself makes in interviews with non-traditional, non-sports-leaning periodicals.

Now we learn that Brady is prone to outbursts befitting a petulant child in order to shamelessly seek attention from his gorgeous supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen … nor does he have any sense of shame to subsequently admitting to his proclivity for childish histrionics, either.

“I like attention from her, so when I’m not getting it, I let her know in immature ways, like a young, immature child would,” Brady admits, as quoted in a Page Six report. “You throw fits…you pout and you whine until you get what you want,” he adds. But, “She’s on to me…So now I have to learn new tricks.”

Good grief. It’s times like these when Gisele probably threatens to cancel the family trip to a water park in order to get Brady to fall back in line. Tommy Boy loves the water slides, you see.

While that kind of behavior may be typical of men the world over, that does not mean guys want to hear their professional football-playing heroes copping to such petulant behavior.

Between his most recent admission of throwing temper tantrums to gain Gisele’s attention to the comment he made during an interview with Women’s Health earlier this year about his guilty pleasure (The quote: “A frozen margarita. Oh my god.”), Brady comes off less like a bruising football player and more of … yes, a fancy boy … a real dandy.

Although it does lend some credence — unintentionally — to the rumors in July that the Brady-Bundchen household was in disarray, the setting of marital strife. I mean, what woman wants to deal with ah fit-throwing, whining and pouting husband?

At least she has all that new Under Armour money to fall back on. Because, you know, she wasn’t rolling in cash before the multiyear deal with the athletics apparel company.