Julie Brady: Everything you need to know about the sister of the NFL’s greatest quarterback, Tom Brady

Julie Brady and her brother, Tom Brady, at the Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas, in 2022 || Photo credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Julie Brady: Everything you need to know about the sister of the NFL’s greatest quarterback, Tom Brady

16:40 - 18.09.2023

Julie Brady is Tom Brady’s sister, the renowned retired quarterback who has won more Super Bowls than anyone in National Football League (NFL) history.

Ask anyone who Julie Brady is, and they are expected to ask if it is Tom Brady’s relative. And they will not be wrong.

Even the average Joe not interested in the National Football League must have stumbled on the retired quarterback, who left his mark on the sport and then some. No player won the Super Bowl more than Brady, whose seven titles at his retirement is the most any football player has claimed through the span of their careers.

Six of the 46-year-old’s titles came with the New England Patriots, while his final win in the annual championship game took place at Super Bowl LV for the 2020 season when he represented the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With five Super Bowl Most Valuable Player awards, Brady’s tally is unsurpassed in NFL history, further cementing his name in the sport.

As for Julie, one of Tom’s three sisters, her prominence rose further after her marriage to a popular sportsman.

Here is everything about the sister of the NFL’s greatest star, including her upbringing, parents, career and relationships.

How old is Julie Brady?

July Brady was born on August 3, 1974. She is 49 years old.

Where was Julie Brady born?

July Brady’s birthplace was California, USA. Her formative years were spent in San Mateo.

Julie Brady’s parents

Julie Brady was born to Thomas Brady Sr. and Galynn Patricia. Tom Sr. has Irish ancestry, while Galynn has German, Norwegian, Polish, and Swedish ancestry. The couple married on April 19, 1969, and celebrated 54 years together this year.

Julie Brady's parents
Julie Brady's parents, Tom Brady Sr. and Galynn Brady || Photo credit: Instagram (@tombrady)

Julie’s mother, Galynn, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and began chemotherapy, lasting five months. Fortunately, Tom Sr. revealed in an interview with the Boston Globe a year later that his wife and mother of four was healthy again.

Julie Brady’s siblings

Julie Brady is the second of three daughters, with the retired QB the fourth child. Maureen Brady is Julie’s elder sister, and although her birth year is unspecified, the Fresno State University alumni’s birthdate is August 6. She is now a professional nurse.

Nancy Brady is Julie’s second sister and the third child of Tom Sr. and Galynn.

She was born on March 11, 1972, and has about two decades of experience in the health sector, working in the private and public sectors.

Julie Brady's siblings
Old photo of Julie Brady's family R-L: Tom-Brady Jr., her mother Galynn Brady, her father Tom Brady Sr., her sisters, Nancy and Maureen-Brady and herself || Photo credit: Celeb Suburb

Unbeknown to many, Tom was in the shadow of his sisters, who seemed destined to be the family’s famous sportspeople in the siblings’ formative years.

Are Julie Brady and Tom Brady twins?

No. The confusion stems from the fact both share the same birth date — August 3. However, Julie Brady is three years older than Tom, having been born in 1974, while the seven-time Super Bowl winner was born exactly three years after.

Julie Brady's childhood and education

Even though she did not eventually pursue a sports career, Julie Brady, like her sisters, could have been a top athlete.

Julie and her siblings lived with their parents in their San Mateo home, and the second child revealed all four were competitive athletes in their youth.

“We competed hard against one another but also cheered loudest for each other. No one liked to lose,” the second child of four told the NY Post in June 2013.

Even though all four siblings gravitated towards sports despite their parents’ attempts to introduce them to music and the fine arts, only Tom eventually became the established sportsman.

She was fond of softball and basketball in her early years but gained interest in soccer at St. Mary’s College of California. Her career took a different turn, nonetheless.

What does Julie Brady do for a living?

Julie Brady segued into teaching despite her fondness for sport, becoming a professional tutor. In addition with being a stay-at-home mom, Julie’s interest in charitable causes has been pursued since her time as a special education teacher.

Is Julie Brady married?

Yes, Julie Brady is married to retired baseball player Kevin Youkilis. The two-time World Series champion with the Boston Red Sox tied the knot with Tom Brady’s sister in 2012, with immediate family and some friends in attendance.

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Julie Brady's husband, Kevin Youkilis || Photo credit: Instagram (@kevinyoukilis_ggoh)

Youkilis was previously married to Enza Sambataro, but the two split in 2010.

Multiple reports have revealed that Kevin and Julie met in a nightclub near Fenway Park in 2004 but was intimated by her younger brother. This has been verified by the five-time Super Bowl MVP’s sister.

“Kevin reminded me about the first time we met,” Julie Brady told The Post in 2013. “And how he was intimidated to ask for my phone number because he didn’t want to step on any toes with Tommy.”

The pair met again at a fundraiser organised by Nancy Brady in December 2010, and Youkilis did not miss his opportunity.

“Kevin made me laugh, and that is why I fell in love with him. We were really comfortable together and could talk for a long time,” recounted Julie a decade back. “I suppose I understood Kevin’s life as a professional athlete and he understood my family’s life with Tommy being a pro athlete as well.”

The couple initially had to make do with a long-distance relationship, with Youkilis in Boston and Julie in San Francisco, but that has since changed.

How many children does Julie Brady have?

Julie Brady had a daughter (Jordan) from a previous relationship but has two sons with Kevin Youkilis — Zachary and Jeremy.

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Old photo of Julie Brady's children — Jordan, Zachary and Jeremy || Photo credit: Instagram (@kevinyoukilis_ggoh)

Where does Julie Brady live?

Various reports have the couple living together with Jordan, Zachary and Jeremy in Los Gatos, California.

Julie Brady’s net worth

According to multiple sources, Julie Brady’s net worth is $1 million. This is not entirely surprising due to her career path. On the contrary, Tom Brady is worth $530 million per Forbes, while Youkilis’ is $24 million.

Julie Brady's Instagram

While Tom Brady and Kevin Youkilis have a recognised social media presence on Instagram, little is known about Julie Brady’s desire to be in the public eye. 

However, she does seem to run a private account on the photo and video-sharing social networking service, with the username @babyjbee.