The model and the NFL fullback with 6 Super Bowls behind his name met in late 2006. This picture-perfect couple started on a simple blind date; even though Brady was in a relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan; he and Gisele felt a strong bond. The couple met at the West Village wine bar Turk & Frogs in 2006, and the model later reported that it was love at first sight for her.
In an interview, she mentioned that Brady had the most beautiful and charismatic smile she had ever seen and that the future couple sat for 3 hours and talked until Gisele had to go back home for Christmas. Shortly after that meeting, Brady broke up with Moynahan and the two officially started dating.
Things soon got complicated for the new couple when Moynahan announced her pregnancy with Brady’s child in February 2007. The news almost forced the model to end her relationship with the football star. She later mentioned in a CBS morning interview that she often found that she questioned her position in her relationship and felt like running away.
Family and marriage
On August 22, 2007, Tom’s child was born to ex-Moynahan, a son named John “Jack” Edward Thomas Moynahan. In Gisele’s 2018 memoir, the model revealed that she calls Tom’s son her “bonus child” and says that Jack expanded her heart in ways she found indescribable. Furthermore, Jack brought out the part of Brady that Gisele cherishes and made her love him even more than before. Their relationship grew stronger, and it probably would not have been if it were not for Jack.
Two years into their relationship, Tom finally proposed to Gisele by making up a story about her flooded apartments and Brady fixing it. When Gisele arrives at her apartment, she finds her house decorated with candles and rose petals with Brady on his knee with a ring in one hand. They were married in 2009 in a private ceremony in Santa Monica, California.
The whole wedding was planned in 10 days and was an intimate occasion with steak, champagne and cake on the menu. They celebrated another wedding ceremony with their extended friends and family. Brady and Bündchen share two children, a 12-year-old son Benjamin, and a nine-year-old daughter, Vivian.
Roles in marriage
In February, after 20 seasons with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Brady announced his retirement from the NFL, only to announce his plan to return six weeks later. Prior to his brief sports interruption, the seven-time Super Bowl winner praised his wife for keeping him in the house for a long time during his career.
In a recent interview, Gisele shared that she was happy to play the role of mother, as long as her husband Tom Brady trusted her decisions, she says. The 41-year-old supermodel’s priorities changed when she became a mother to her now 12-year-old son, Benjamin, and her 9-year-old daughter Vivian.
Once the highest paid model, Bündchen said in a new interview with British Vogue that nowadays she likes to focus on her children. She added that she and her soccer player husband’s roles in their marriage are complementary.