Tom Brady was seen touring a sprawling home in Brentwood, California, sparking speculation he may be moving to the West Coast after retiring from football and divorcing his wife.
Brady, 45, was photographed strolling the grounds of a mansion that was still fenced off and under construction.
The home had two wings flanking a large central structure, and featured an in-ground pool that sprawled across a backyard still covered in rubble.
Brady was in the house with his lifelong friend Kevin Brady – unrelated – when they checked out the property. The two exchanged a hug before parting.
It comes days after Brady’s ex-wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, was spotted strutting down the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York City – the first time neither appeared on the other’s arm at the posh event.
Tom Brady looked around this massive California mansion with his friend Kevin
The Brentwood, California mansion was still under construction when Brady saw it
Tom Brady puts his hands in his pockets while standing in front of the house he was looking at
It remains unclear why Brady toured the home. Although he already has a home in Florida, he also has ties to California.
He has had his eye on Hollywood since 2020 when he founded his media company 199 Productions which will produce television shows, documentaries and feature films.
His clothing brand TB12 also has a few stores in California and Hollywood.
Brady was also born in San Mateo, California.
The future Hall of Famer was reportedly renting an apartment in Surfside, Calif. for $70,000 a month after his divorce from Bundchen was finalized last fall, according to Page Six.
The couple split after 13 years of marriage when Brady hesitated over his decision to leave professional football – first announcing his retirement, then playing one more season before finally retiring this year after he and his wife had separated.
To say that Brady’s 2022-23 season was emotional and tumultuous would be an understatement. On the field, Brady suffered the first losing season of his 23-year NFL career as his Tampa Bay Buccaneers team fell to an 8-9 record.
Kevin Brady points, Tom Brady watches. The two friends looked at the house together
Tom Brady and Kevin Brady chatting outside the house after seeing it
Tom is standing on the street next to a fence in front of the mansion in Brentwood, California
The seven-time Super Bowl winner has a job as a broadcaster at Fox waiting for him, but he recently announced he will wait until fall 2024 to move to the dressing room. In other words, NFL fans will go an entire season without Brady in 2023 for the first time this millennium.
Fox Sports said Brady’s on-air partner will be longtime announcer Kevin Burkhardt. The five-time Super Bowl MVP will also serve as a “brand ambassador” for Fox, focusing on ‘Customer and advertising initiatives.’
The New York Post reported that the contract will run for 10 years and will pay Brady a record-breaking $375 million – the largest deal in sports broadcasting history.
Tom Brady and Kevin Brady begin hugging outside their home in Brentwood, California
Master of Accomplishment: Tom Brady pulls out after landing a hug with friend Kevin Brady
The lawn of the mansion was still dirty during construction. There was a pool in the backyard
Tom Brady and Kevin Brady talk at a gap in the fence at the bottleneck
Tom watches with his hands in his pockets. Kevin Brady can be seen off frame reaching for his own bag
Gisele and Tom Brady announced in October 2022 that they had “amicably” decided to divorce and did so after “a lot of thought.”
“We are blessed with beautiful and wonderful children who will continue to be the center of our world in every way. We will continue to work together as parents to ensure they receive the love and attention they deserve,” the Super Bowl champion wrote on Instagram.
In her own statement, the runway expert also placed great importance on the well-being of her children and that they have both vowed to “give them the love, care and attention they so much deserve.”
She also expressed her gratitude for the time she and Tom spent together as a married couple.
“The decision to end a marriage is never easy, but we’ve grown apart and while it’s obviously difficult to pull through something like that, I feel blessed for the time we’ve had together and always wish Tom nothing but that Best.” Gisele closed.