Anthony Scaramucci, the would-be White House communications director who was sacked after 10 days on the job, guest-hosted TMZ Live on Monday, where he aimed to make the most of whatever West Wing gossip he'd managed to walk away with.
The topic of Tom Brady came up on the show, and Scaramucci suggested the quarterback might have skipped the New England Patriots' latest White House visit because his wife, Gisele Bunchden, was jealous of a former relationship with President Donald Trump's oldest daughter, Ivanka Trump.
"I don't 100 percent know, but 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", said Scaramucci.
"Maybe there was a relationship between him and Ivanka at some point", the Mooch mused. "I just think there was a possession that caused a rub", Scaramucci continued. Maybe it was someone else, I don't know.
At the time, the QB cited "personal matters" as the reason he wasn't able to attend.
President Trump has called Brady, Patriots coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft "friends" after he said he received letters and calls of support from the Patriots members, the New York Post reported. Trump and her husband, President Trump's senior adviser, Jared Kushner, married in 2009 as well.