Tom Brady Admits Netflix Roast Jokes Affected His Kids

While Tom Brady enjoyed the jokes made at his expense during his Netflix roast, he does regret how the jokes affected his three children: Jack, 16, Benjamin, 14, and Vivian, 11.

By Sabba Rahbar May 14, 2024 9:27 PMTags
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Turns out Tom Brady's roast was not quite a touchdown with his whole family.

The former NFL quarterback shared that while he enjoyed most of the jokes during Netflix's The Greatest Roast of All Time earlier this month, his children had a different reaction to some of the jabs.

"I loved when the jokes were about me," he said on the May 14 episode of The Pivot Podcast. "I thought they were so fun. I didn't like the way that it affected my kids."

Tom—who shares children Benjamin, 14, and Vivian, 11 with ex-wife Gisele Bundchen, as well as son Jack, 16, with ex Bridget Moynahan—explained that while he wanted to do roast because he knew comedian Jeff Ross, he didn't "see the full picture at the time."

"I wouldn't do that again," he added, "because of the way that it affected actually the people that I care about the most in the world."

Tom Brady’s Post-Retirement Life

But the 46-year-old does think going through that experience has been a "good lesson" for him as parent, saying, "I'm gonna be a better parent as I go forward because of it."

And he's just happy the folks who attended had fun, because according to Tom, "If we're not laughing about things, we're crying. And I think we should have more fun."

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During the May 5 Netflix special, Tom's 2022 divorce from Gisele was at the center of many jokes, as was his split from Bridget in 2006, just a few months before the Blue Bloods star announced she was pregnant with Jack.

In fact, Nikki Glaser didn't hold back when she compared his NFL retirement to his relationship with Bridget.

"Seriously, Tom, you're the best to ever play for too long," she said. "You retired, then you came back and then you retired again, I get it, it's hard to walk away from something that's not your pregnant girlfriend, it's tough."

Will Ferrell also had something to say about the matter, adding, "The last time this guy went truly deep, he ended up paying child support to Bridget Moynahan."

Still, Tom took it all in stride, noting on the podcast, "I love when people are making fun of me."

To see Tom's memories with his kids throughout the years on his children, keep reading.

Happy Birthday, Jack

Gisele Bündchen shared this family photo on Instagram on Tom Brady's son Jack's 14th birthday, writing, "Happy birthday Jack! We are all so lucky to have you in our lives. Thank you for being the best big brother in the world. We love you soooo much!"

Celebrate Good Times

While wearing his Christopher Cloos x Brady sunglasses, Tom celebrates his Super Bowl win with daughter Vivian during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers boat parade. 

V for Victory

After winning his seventh Super Bowl, the Tampa Bay quarterback celebrated with his daughter Vivian.

Family Man

Tom snuggled with his kids John "Jack" Moynahan (with ex Bridget Moynahan), Vivian and Benjamin in this adorable photo snapped by Gisele on Father's Day.

Quarterback In Training

Brady went from quarterback to coach with his son on the beach, writing on Instagram that he's "#dadsfavoriteworkoutpartner."


Gisele shared this adorable photo on Instagram of Tom giving his son a kiss on the forehead.

The Whole Team

The whole Brady-bünch posed together at the Mercedes-Benz in Atlanta ahead of the Super Bowl LIII, which the Patriots later won.

Clowning Around

Tom lurked as Pennywise the Dancing Clown in a window behind his family as they celebrate Halloween in 2018.

Daddy's Little Girl

As Tom geared up for another football season, he stopped to give his daughter a little love and clearly this one has her dad's full attention.

Horsing Around

In July 2018, the Brady bunch headed out of town for a family vacation and they couldn't look any happier on their horseback riding adventure.


Tom celebrated Father's Day with a family dinner and lots of silly photos with his younger son, Ben. 

Group Hug

There's nothing sweeter than seeing the greatest quarterback of all time (he has seven Super Bowl rings) get smothered in love by his three kids.

Chill Dad

Even though it was springtime, Tom bundled up with Ben for a fun day outside...complete with a little training.

Some Bunny Loves You

Tom Brady as the Easter bunny? Who would've guessed?!


The super sweet family was all smiles during one of Brady's episodes of Tom vs. Time.

Chow Time

After playing in another Super Bowl, Tom took a little break with his family, complete with burger time and selfies.

Win Or Lose

Even though the Patriots lost the 2018 Super Bowl, Tom had his support squad ready and waiting to cheer him up.

Go Pats!

Ahead of Super Bowl LII, the Patriots QB posed for pictures with his whole family including Gisele and oldest son Jack, second-born Ben, and daughter Vivian.

Birthday Boy

The New England Patriots quarterback showed his second oldest son a little love on his birthday in December of 2017, writing, "Happy Birthday to the sweetest 8 year old boy a mom and dad could ever ask for! So filled with love and joy! We are so proud of you Benny! And you shine a light that brightens our lives every day! We love you."

Baking Buddy

Vivian was the ultimate sous chef as her dad made her biscuits before Thanksgiving and really, what can't Brady do?

Hammock Life

The dynamic duo of Tom and Ben spent a November day swinging in a hammock together and we really wish we had some R&R like this in our near future.

Wax On, Wax Off

Leave it to Tom to teach his son more than just football. 

Summer Fun

The Brady crew rolled around in the grass and enjoyed spending time together in June 2017 and it really does look like they are having a blast.

Silly Bradys

Who says you're too old to make funny faces?

Parade Pops

When the Patriots headed back to Boston for their parade celebration after their 2017 Super Bowl win, Tom brought Ben along for the ride making him the coolest dad around.

Brady's Littlest Fan

Winning the Super Bowl in 2017 was great, but getting to celebrate with your daughter on the field is priceless. 

Good Luck Kisses

In 2017, Vivian gave her dad a big good luck kiss before he headed out for a game. Seriously, these two are so stinking cute.

Fan Club

Tom's fans span near and far, but his biggest fans are his three kids and their "Brady" jerseys continually make us love them even more as a unit.

Tree Fairy

Decorating the Christmas tree is twice as fun when you have your precious daughter helping you out...especially when she's dressed as a fairy!

Vacation Mode

The football player loves to spend his off time with his adorable kiddos at the beach and we totally approve.

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