Tom Brady is a true family man and he made it known on Wednesday when he extended a heartfelt message to his sister which likely had fans doing a double-take.
The NFL star took to his Instagram Stories to wish his sister, Nancy, a happy birthday and at first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was his wife, Gisele Bündchen, in the photo.
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Tom posted a snapshot of his older sibling cradling a newborn and wrote: "Happy Birthday Big Sis."
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The celebrated sportsman has three sisters - Nancy, July and Maureen - all of whom had incredible sporting abilities.
So much so, at school, Tom was always following in their footsteps. According to Maureen, he vowed to make a name for himself when he wrote a paper in ninth grade.
She told the New York Daily News: "Us girls, we were all pretty good in sports, always in the newspaper. Tommy always used to be known as 'Maureen Brady’s little brother' or 'The Little Brady'.
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Tom wished his sister a happy birthday with a sweet photo of her with her baby
"So he writes a paper, saying one day he wants us to be known as Tom Brady's sisters. He wrote, 'One day, I’m going to be a household name.' That's what he told my mom: 'One day I’m going to be a household name.'"
There is no denying Tom has done just that. He remains incredibly close to his family despite his fame and has gone on to have a beautiful family of his own with Gisele too.
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The couple have two children together and Tom has a son from a previous relationship
The couple recently celebrated their twelfth wedding anniversary and Tom paid tribute to his wife on Instagram when he wrote:
"Happy anniversary!! I couldn’t have imagined a better wife and partner than you @gisele when I said "I do" 12 years ago.
"I have had so much fun, happiness and joy seeing our family grow! You are the sweetest, most loving and determined person I know.
"You always do what’s right, and you are the best example for our kids of what a supportive loving partner is! How blessed am I?? Te amo."
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