Tom Brady proudly showed off his Christmas celebrations with his children (Picture: Getty)
Tom Brady made the most of a belated Christmas with his children, after being forced to skip the big day.
The NFL legend, 45, shares two children – Benjamin and Vivian – with ex-wife Gisele Bundchen 42, as well as son John from a previous relationship.
The former couple ended their relationship in October, after 13 years of marriage – but have remained committed to co-parenting their brood ever since.
Tom previously explained that he would be missing out on their celebrations due to the busy American football schedule, and would instead be celebrating later in the week.
Taking to Instagram, he gave fans a glimpse into how they spent their belated time, including a sweet snap of his three children posing together.
‘Merry Xmas,’ he wrote beside the upload, with a string of heart emoji.
The family had a belated Christmas this year (Picture: Instagram)
Their stockings were ready and waiting for them (Picture: Instagram)
The athlete proudly unveiled their Christmas stockings which were heaving with goodies – including special ones for their family pets.
The youngsters could also be seen modeling holiday socks as they settled down for some family time.
Tom discussed his plans for the festive period, explaining that it would be a ‘new experience’ for him after more than a decade of marriage.
Appearing on the Let’s Go! with Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray podcast, he said: ‘It’ll be a new experience that I’ve never had before that I’m going to learn how to deal with. And I think that’s what life is about.
The family donned epic slogan socks for the day (Picture: Instagram)
Tom proudly showed off his daughter’s new socks (Picture: Instagram)
‘You just asked a question about what have you learned from this football season? I’m going to learn how to deal with Christmas Eve in a hotel, and I’m going to have to learn how to deal with Christmas and Christmas night and still go out there and be a professional.
‘And then look forward to celebrating Christmas with my kids the day after
‘Which is just part of what football season has been for a long time. So it’s just, again, emotional aspects that allow us to thrive.’
Gisele took Vivian and Benjamin to Brazil for the first part of the holidays, where they spent their days horseback riding, fishing, seeing the sights on their bikes and having picnics.
The former couple split in October (Picture: WireImage)
The former couple went their separate ways in October, but insisted that they would be putting their children first.
‘With much gratitude for our time together, Tom and I have amicably finalized our divorce,’ the model shared in a statement on their split. ‘My priority has always been and will continue to be our children whom I love with all my heart.
‘We will continue co-parenting to give them the love, care and attention they greatly deserve.’
‘We arrived at this decision amicably and with gratitude for the time we spent together,’ Tom added on his own page.
‘We are blessed with beautiful and wonderful children who will continue to be the center of our world in every way.
‘We will continue to work together as parents to always ensure they receive the love and attention they deserve.’
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They made the most of the holidays.