Megyn Kelly blasted superstar quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday, saying the NFL legend sacrificed his marriage to supermodel Gisele Bundchen to play an extra year of football — essentially giving her “a middle finger.”
Kelly reacted Wednesday to Brady’s retirement announcement. In a short video posted to social media, the Super Bowl winner said, “I wouldn’t change a thing.”
The comment angered Kelly, who said: “You [Tom Brady] wouldn’t you change the part at the end where you lost your wife of thirteen years because you won’t retire? Something you decided to do 365 days later.”
“Honestly, Tom Brady seems like a really sweet guy,” Kelly added.
“I don’t know if he’s mean-spirited. He’s amazing as a footballer, but the collapse of your marriage after an extra year of football seems like something to regret.”
Brady first announced his retirement last year – only to change his mind and suit up last season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The decision led to heated arguments between the two, according to Page Six.
While Kelly doubted that Brady’s decision to return to football was what doomed the marriage, she still left open the possibility that it was the main reason.
“If that’s really the reason, hold on for one more year,” Kelly said.
“For a year, he lost his wife. Where is the self-sacrifice? Where is the mature decision to say, “I will sacrifice my one year, for you, my husband. to sacrifice for the sake of my marriage and for the sake of my children to have their family stay together.”
Kelly speculated what Bundchen might have been thinking on Wednesday after hearing her ex-husband was hanging up for good.
“What would it be like to be Giselle? [Bündchen] today?” Kelly asked. “Gisele Bundchen wakes up for her next big photo shoot and sees [Tom Brady’s announcement].”
Kelly then wondered what a conversation between the two would sound like.
“Okay, so you [Tom Brady] I could have saved the marriage a year ago when I begged you to do it and you refused,” he said.
“And you decided for 300-plus days, it wouldn’t be worth losing me, causing all this heartache for our children, blowing up our beautiful life.”
“For what? For a season?”
Kelly added: “I mean, just the insult. And even if that actually happened, what a middle finger.”
“It’s not a good marriage,” Kelly said.
“This is someone who is not really connected and in love and intimately involved in the way that you would expect and want your husband to be.”
Post-divorce, Bundchen has appeared in many photo shoots wearing skimpy swimwear.
After Brady’s announcement on Wednesday, Bundchen wished her ex well, writing, “I wish you nothing but wonderful things in this new chapter of your life.”
Brady’s exit sparked speculation that the couple might reconcile, but a source close to Bundchen told PEOPLE that the Brazilian supermodel “moved on with her life some time ago” and that she is “genuinely happy” for her ex.
Brady, for his part, isn’t interested in dating anyone, sources told Page Six. He has turned down offers from friends to set him up — insisting instead on focusing on his young children.