The self-help book that got Tom Brady through Deflategate

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PICTURED: Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen look tense while hand-in-hand on date night as he insists their ‘incredible relationship’ is ‘in a great place’.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen attend the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage) Gisele Bundchen’s sportsman husband Tom Brady has shut down rumors suggesting the superstar couple is heading for a divorce, insisting they are in “a great place.” Recent reports suggested the Brazilian supermodel was on the brink of pulling the plug on the pair’s six-year marriage after allegedly tiring of the football star’s temper following his reported involvement in the ‘Deflategate’ scandal. After a rough few months — during which the NFL pro was embroiled in a scandal involving the New England Patriots’ decision to deflate footballs during a January playoff game — the spouses of six years appear to be getting back on track. The couple appeared to put on a united front amid the split rumors last week, when Bundchen accompanied her husband to a New York federal court, where he successfully had his four-game suspension from the National Football League overturned on Thursday. There’s no bigger supporter than I have than her and vice versa. ‘Tom thinks it’s only a threat,’ a source claimed to the magazine. ‘But this is definitely a rough patch.’ The insider added: ‘Things are very tense right now.

Three months later, he was suspended for four games by the NFL for his supposed role in Deflategate, the scandal involving alleged football-tampering by his team. (His suspension was overturned by a federal judge last week.) On Tuesday, Brady told a Boston radio station that he turned to a book he’s read every year for help: Don Miguel Ruiz’s “The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom.” “I read a pretty cool book about nine years ago that is kind of a mantra for my life,” Brady said, according to Boston.com. “One of the mantras in the book is don’t take things personally.” The 1997 book is the first in a series of “Toltec Wisdom” volumes published by Amber-Allen, a San Rafael-based press specializing in “works of beauty, integrity and inspirational wisdom.” The publisher’s website says there are over 6 million copies of the book in print. This could be the end of them.’ Gisele did mark Brady’s big day however by sharing a photo which showed the pair and their children enjoying a vacation, along with the caption: ‘Happy birthday my love!

Boston.com notes that Bündchen has cited the book as one of her favorites in interviews with Vanity Fair and Vogue magazines. “You have this kind of epiphany — I don’t need to sweat the small stuff! After a report concluded that Brady was “at least generally aware” of the Patriots’ deflated balls, he was hit with a four-game suspension — which a judge only recently overturned. “I’m a lucky man. Crediting his family with pulling him through the drama, he explained, “There were a lot of different emotions that I went through… I faced obviously different adversities in my life, different challenges and you just kind of rely on those experiences and you rely on a lot of people that are around you for the support. We love you! #love #family.’ The couple share two children together, five-year-old Benjamin and Vivian, two, while Gisele is also stepmother to his eight-year-old son John from his relationship with Bridget Moynahan. In the heartwarming image, Brady is seen playing soccer with Vivian Lake, which the Brazilian bombshell captions ‘and my heart melts #biggestlove #family’. ‘He sent it to me via RKK (Robert Kraft),’ Brady said. ‘I’ve known him since 2002 where I judged one of his beauty pageants, imagine that.

According to the book’s publisher, they’re these pieces of advice: “Be impeccable with your word,” “Don’t take anything personally,” “Don’t make assumptions” and “Always do your best.” Some might find it simplistic, but Brady’s imprimatur might have sent the book, already a perennial bestseller, skyrocketing to the top of Amazon’s rankings. This summer his wife also came under fire when she attempted to avoid media attention by wearing a burqa while as she checked into a famous plastic surgery clinic in Paris. She gave herself away by wearing open-toed sandals – an unusual sight in traditional Muslim clothing – as well as using her chauffeur of five years to drive her there.

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