Tom Brady says he ''throws fits'' to get Gisele Bundchen's attention.

The New England Patriots quarterback, who has two children, Benjamin, four, and Vivian, 21-months, with his supermodel wife, admits he often resorts to childish behaviour to get her to acknowledge him.

The 37-year-old star said: ''I like attention from her. So when I'm not getting it, I let her know in immature ways, like a young, immature child would. You throw fits... you pout and you whine until you get what you want.''

The NFL star also believes the Brazilian beauty, 34, always knows when he's up to no good.

He told Man of the World magazine: ''She's on to me... So now I have to learn new tricks.''

Gisele has been named the world's high paid supermodel for the last seven years and is reported to have earned around $47 million in the past 12 months according to Forbes magazine, which averages a staggering $148,000 a day.

However, she recently claimed she actually has much less money, saying: ''It's sad, because the people who write these things don't have my bank account details.

''I do OK, I earn plenty, but not as much as they say. I've already been audited by the IRS because of this list and, truthfully, whether I'm on this list or not doesn't interest me.''