NEW YORK -- It may be NFL playoff time in the Tom Brady-Gisele Bundchen household, but the stress doesn't carry over at home.
"He's very focused," the 33-year-old Bundchen said of Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, in a recent interview. "We are both very supportive of one another in what we do. ... Of course nobody likes to lose. Those aren't the best days.
"He knows he does his best. He works extremely hard."
To stay calm, the Brazilian model says the couple winds down differently.
"At night if my husband is watching TV and watching football, I have my little book and I put something in my ears so I don't hear it and I put my light (on) and have my book and I'm like, `Ohhh.' He's feeding his soul and that's important to him to watch football. I only want to watch if I'm watching him," she joked.
And win or lose, family comes first. Brady has a 6-year-old son, John, whose mother is actress Bridget Moynahan. Bundchen and Brady have a 4-year-old son, Ben, and a 1-year-old daughter, Vivian.
"He's very loving and it's a wonderful thing. In our house we are very affectionate," she said. "I think it's very important for the boys to know that it's OK to hug and to kiss and you're not less than a man."
Bundchen, who still models, was recently named a brand ambassador for Pantene hair products. She's worked with the company in Brazil since 2007.