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More secrets to Brady’s success: healing stones, mantras, and listening to Gisele

Gisele Bundchen celebrates the Patriots Super Bowl win on Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta.
Gisele Bundchen celebrates the Patriots Super Bowl win on Feb. 3, 2019, in Atlanta.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Football fans everywhere know about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s intense diet and workout routine, but he recently revealed another secret to his success. While getting his playoff beard shaved for charity at the Gillette World Shaving Headquarters in Boston last week, Brady shared some of the ways that wife Gisele Bundchen shows her support.

“I’ve learned a lot from my wife over the years,” Brady said. “She’s so about power of intention, you know, and believing things that are really going to happen.”

But Bundchen’s encouragement goes far beyond positive thinking and other stuff you might read on the flap copy for “The Secret.”

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Brady said that Bundchen made him an altar with photos of his kids to bring to games. “And I have these little special stones, healing stones, and protection stones,” Brady added, “And she has me wear a necklace and take these drops she makes. I say these mantras.”

Brady chuckled along good-naturedly with the crowd, before adding, “I stopped questioning her a long time ago.”

Smart man.

While No. 12 told the audience that he was wary at first, he has since witnessed his wife’s New Agey powers of prediction. He said that Bundchen has even told him which years are going to be good and which will be bad — and she’s been right.

“So it was early January this year, and I said, ‘Babe, I’m asking . . . like, do we have a chance?’ ” Brady recalled. “And she said, ‘yeah, but you’re going to have to do a lot of work and you’re really going to have to listen to me.’ ”

“So man, I listen to her,” Brady said. “And then right after the game she said, ‘See? I did a lot of work. You do your work, I do mine.’ ”

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Brady added that Gi told him, “ ‘You’re lucky you married a witch, I’m just a good witch.’ ”

Lillian Brown


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