Were Tom Brady and Ivanka Trump once an item? Anthony Scaramucci certainly seems to think so.

The former ten-day holder of the title of White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has claimed that there may have been a little something going on between First Daughter Ivanka Trump and New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady, something that caused the sports star to skip the Super Bowl celebration in the White House.

Speaking on TMZ Sport, Scaramucci seemed to insinuate that Trump and Brady once dated and that a previous relationship between the pair may have been the cause of some jealousy for the quarterback’s supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen.

“What I did say is somebody should ask Gisele why Tom Brady didn’t show up at the championship party,” Scaramucci said.

“My guess is, which is typical … there could be a little bit of jealousy there and protection and possession of Tom Brady, and she probably didn’t want him to go….

“Maybe there was a relationship between him and Ivanka at some point. Maybe it was someone else, I don’t know. I just think there was a possession that caused a rub.”

President Trump, who has had a long-time friendship with Brady, previously said in 2004 that it would be cool if Ivanka and Brady got together, but, despite Scaramucci’s claims, it’s generally believed that there isn't anything more interesting to tell on a potential Brady/Trump hookup.

According to People magazine, sources are saying the suggestion of a previous relationship between Ivanka Trump and Tom Brady is “completely false,” while a source close to Brady claimed Scaramucci’s intimation is “bullshit.”

Sources also told TMZ that while Brady and Trump are friends, they have never dated.

Did Tom Brady date Ivanka Trump?

Did Tom Brady date Ivanka Trump?

Brady cited “personal family matters” when he declined the president’s invitation to the White House after the Pats’ Super Bowl win, just hours before the ceremony was due to take place.  

The football star said in a statement at the time: “I am so happy and excited that our team is being honored at the White House today. Our team has accomplished something very special that we are all proud of and will be for years to come.

“Thank you to the President for hosting this honorary celebration and for supporting our team for as long as I can remember.”

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Donald Trump once suggested that it would be cool if his daughter Ivanka Trump dated Tom Brady. Image: WikiCommons.

Donald Trump once suggested that it would be cool if his daughter Ivanka Trump dated Tom Brady. Image: WikiCommons.

Brady revealed on Instagram later that the “personal family matter” may have had nothing to do with Ivanka as he posted from the celebration of his parents’ 48th wedding anniversary. The five-time Super Bowl champion’s mother had been battling cancer and only ended chemotherapy and radiation treatments this summer.

The Irish American football star has been married to Brazilian model Bündchen since 2009 and the couple has two children. Ivanka Trump has also been married to her husband, White House advisor Jared Kushner, since 2009. They have three children.

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