American football star Tom Brady badgers his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen for attention by whining and pouting until he gets his way.

The New England Patriots quarterback admits he has picked up a few tips from their kids Benjamin, four, and Vivian, one, to win the beauty's affection.

He tells Man of the World magazine, "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."

However, he confesses his tactics aren't working as well as they used to: "She's on to me... So now I have to learn new tricks."

The couple has been married since 2009.