Tom Brady Faces Privacy Issues Renting Derek Jeter’s Tampa Bay Mansion
Tom Brady says he is having issues with privacy at his Tampa Bay mansion, his 30,000-square-foot nicknamed “St. Jetersburg.” The NFL quarterback, his wife Gisele Bundchen and their three children are planning to stay in the mansion for some time. They are renting the home from their friend Derek Jeter.
“I’m going to stay here for a while,” Brady said in an interview on Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show.. “I had to find a place on really short notice and he’s been a friend of mine, so we just talked and it all worked out.” Jeter is living in Miami, where he owns part of the Marlins baseball team.
“It just worked out perfect for me being here and kind of getting my life started here,” Brady added.
Brady explained that although their home is is surrounded by a six-foot-tall fence, it is not as private as their house in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
“Where I lived in Chestnut Hill, I was pretty private for a long time,” Brady said. “So I forgot, in a way, like people could drive up to your house. You couldn’t drive up to my house where I lived in Chestnut Hill. Here, they could pull right up to the back of the house. This is a little different because when you go out to the backyard, there’s a lot of boats that have pulled up and people out the front.”
As a self-described introvert he likes his home to be to be his place of relaxation.
“When you walk outside the house you understand everything that goes along with being me,” he said. “I think part of it is when I come home I want to feel like I can let my guard down and relax.”
But the home does give him and his family lots of room.
“There’s enough space here,” Brady added. “We have my sister in law that lives with us, our kids and we have someone that cooks for us. So everyone’s got a little of space. The nice part is we have a lot of outdoor space here. I can do all my football training here, which I really like. It’s been a good place to come down. He left it furnished for me so I didn’t have to deal with any of that.”