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Gisele Bündchen posted a sweet photo of her and husband Tom Brady ahead of Super Bowl LIII

By Helen Murphy
February 03, 2019 12:03 PM
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Gisele Bündchen is cheering for husband Tom Brady!

Ahead of Super Bowl LIII, Bündchen, 38, posted a photo of her hugging the New England Patriots quarterback, who is playing against the Los Angeles Rams in Sunday’s game.

“I got your back! ❤️” she captioned the sweet photo showing her arms wrapped around a uniform-clad Brady, 41, on the field.

Brady responded in the comments, writing, “And I have yours!!!!”

Bündchen posted another photo of the couple’s daughter, 6-year-old Vivian Lake, inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta early on the morning of the Super Bowl, writing, “Let’s go papai!!! Let’s go pats!!!”

Brady, a five-time Super Bowl champion, is playing his ninth Super Bowl on Sunday. Through the years, Bündchen has supported her star quarterback husband — though a source told PEOPLE last February that she “would like him to retire.”

The insider shared that Bündchen has “been telling friends for a couple years now that she would like him to retire and just be able to be at home, but he is so committed to the game.”

The stars share two children together, Vivian and 9-year-old son Benjamin. Brady is also father to 11-year-old son John Edward Thomas Moynahan from a previous relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan, 47.

The source also revealed that “after the big surprise win,” when the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in the 2017 Super Bowl, Bündchen “was hopeful that he might want to go out on top, but he still wants to play.”

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A different source close to the couple told PEOPLE at the time, “Gisele always supports Tom no matter what.”

In May, Brady acknowledged that he wanted to spend more time with his children.

“My kids are 10, 8 and 5. They’re not getting younger, so I need to take time so I can be available to them, too,” Brady said at the time, according to ESPN. “I’ve really spent the last two or three months doing those things, and I think I’m really trying to fill my tank up so that when I do go back, I can go back and I think I’ll actually be, in my mind, a better player, a better teammate, because I’ll be really rejuvenated.”

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Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen with daughter Vivian Lake
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During an interview with ESPN the week before Super Bowl LIII, Brady said there was a “zero” percent chance he will retire after the 2019 Super Bowl.

“I’ve said that for a long time,” he told the outlet. “I feel like I’m asked that a lot, and I feel like I repeat the same answer. But no one believes me.”

“I’ve set a goal for myself at 45,” he continued. “Like I’ve said before, it’s very hard to make it that far. I know how hard it was this year and the commitment it takes, and hopefully, I’ve learned from some of the things that happened this year to be better next year. But every year is tough.”

Brady said he’ll know when the time is right to walk away.

“I’m gonna feel like, ‘Okay, I’ve had enough,’ ” he told the outlet. “I don’t quite feel like that yet.”

The New England Patriots will play the Los Angeles Rams at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta in Super Bowl LIII, which airs Sunday at 6:30 ET on CBS.