Tom Brady seems to have it all: Four Super Bowl rings, movie-star looks, and an international supermodel for a wife in Gisele Bundchen.
But when you marry someone that famous, sometimes you have to share the spotlight. In Brazil, for example, Tom Brady isn't Tom Brady -- he's only known as Gisele Bundchen's husband.
Even when he wins his fourth Super Bowl.
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This isn't the first time an athlete's wife has overshadowed the athlete himself. When NHL player Mike Fisher was traded to the Predators in 2011, The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville referred to him as "Carrie Underwood's husband."
In fairness, Brady has nothing to complain about. American football is such a sports footnote in Brazil that, unless Gisele is somehow attached, it wouldn't receive more than a passing mention. Even as it stands, the Super Bowl results did no better than the third page of that newspaper's sports section.
Plus, prominent women have their identities absorbed by their partner all the time when they're married to American stars -- even when they have strong reputations on their own. Just ask Amal Alamuddin.
You might know her better as George Clooney's wife.