Tom Brady Opens Up About Gisele With Oprah

Tom Brady is opening up about both his football career and his personal life in a rare sit-down with Oprah Winfrey.

With wife Gisele Bündchen sitting off-camera, Winfrey asked the New England Patriots quarterback if he enjoys being married.

“I love coming home to someone who engages me every night,” he says with a smile. “She makes me laugh, oh my God.”

But the 40-year-old athlete shares that it’s the way they balance each other out that truly makes their relationship special.

“In some ways we’re different when in some ways we’re so similar,” he explains in clips provided to PEOPLE. “She flies in the sky — she’s so creative — and I’m very rooted. So she stretches me in ways that without her, I couldn’t be stretched. And I think I keep her — in some ways, in my belief — I keep her just close enough where she doesn’t go so far.”

Brady continues, “She knows that she can always count on me, and I know I can always count on her. But we do have the values from our family that I think our moms and dads both did a great job.”