Tom Brady didn't travel to Brazil for the Olympics with his wife Gisele Bundchen because he is at training camp.

The 39-year-old NFL star is extremely proud of his wife, who walked the runway at the Opening Ceremony in Rio de Janeiro on Friday (05.08.16) but admitted a few weeks before the Games that he was unsure if he would be able to make it.

In a just-released interview, Tom told PEOPLE: ''For me, [the Olympics] are right in the middle of training camp so I need to talk my coach out of a couple days. I haven't asked them so, we'll see!''

The New England Patriots quarterback also spoke of 36-year-old Gisele's love for her native country and insisted she would not miss the Olympics for anything.

He said: ''She loves the country. She has never forgotten where she's come from. She's such a great role model. Obviously she's my wife, so I'm biased, but I think she is someone that represents her country. I think she stayed really true to her roots. If you came to our house, you'd think we'd been living in Brazil. Everyone around speaks Portuguese. Which I wish I'd learned more at this point.

''We come from very similar families and backgrounds. I think family is so important for the both of us. Now that we have kids, I think so much is focused how are kids are and raising them the right way and being the kind of parents that we want to be for them. We both had great parents growing up. We had great examples of husband and wife. It's a constant communication. We've been together for a long time now. I found a great life partner.''

Tom and Gisele, who have been married for seven years, have children Benjamin, five, and Vivian, three, together, while he also has son John, eight, with former partner Bridget Moynahan.