Time and time again, Tom Brady has proven that no matter what obstacles are in his way, he will find a way to overcome them. He recently surprised us all at the Superbowl, what has he got hidden up his sleeve next? It seems this guy has it all. One of the world’s biggest supermodels stole his heart, but was his life always smooth sailing, let’s find out?
The Final Result
Brady’s status was questionable because of a mysterious injury. Yet, the super star athlete not only played well, he actually just staged one of his patented fourth-quarter comebacks, throwing for two touchdowns, sending the Patriots to the Super Bowl for the second consecutive season and third time in four years.
Pulls It Out Of The Bag
“We always have confidence. We really do,” Brady said. “It’s never really over until it’s over with this team.” He has proved that even with his injury, nothing is going to stand in his way. This is also true in other areas of his life. Let’s take a look at how his supportive supermodel wife Giselle came into the picture. Back to where it all began.
How It All Began
Tom and Gisele were set up on a blind date. The pair were introduced by a mutual friend, and they hit it off immediately. However, their relationship has not been completely smooth-sailing, with their troubles being publicized in the public eye.
Baby Mama Drama
Just before the gorgeous duo got together, Brady had been dating actress Bridget Moynahan for three years. After their break-up, Moynahan made a surprise announcement the following February. It was just a few months after their break up that she announced she was pregnant with the football player’s child. As this was during the time Brady was dating Gisele, it was a complicated time for the model. She was not expecting that and didn’t now whether he was going to get back with the baby’s mother.
Do I Stay, Or Do I Go?
Gisele and Tom were rumored to have started dating in December 2006, just a few months after his break up with Moynahan. When news broke out in February 2007, Gisele recalled, “It was a challenging thing because here I am, thinking I’m dating this guy, you know we met, we started dating and everything was great, and this happens. I felt like I did not know what to do. It was one of those moments of like, do I just run away?”
Having No Regrets
Gisele may have found herself in a tricky situation, one moment she is in bliss, the next the guy she was falling for was about to have a child with his ex-girlfriend. But despite her thoughts of ending the relationship, Gisele decided to stick around. The decision is one she certainly does not regret, as Gisele continued to date Brady and treated the child as one of her own. When Brady and Moynahan welcomed their son, John, in August 2007, Gisele states “I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter bonus child.”
Then Came The ‘I Do’
After overcoming this obstacle in the early stages of their relationship, things seemed to be going smoothly. The pair married in 2009, and has what probably was not the kind of wedding most would expect from two people with such successful careers. Although Gisele is worth $360 million and Tom is worth $180 million, the duo only had 20 people at their intimate affair. In fact, their wedding was planned in just 10 days, and the end result was “perfect,” according to Brady.
An Intimate Affair
Brady explains that their perfect wedding on April 4 took place at Santa Monica’s Catholic Church, with only their immediate family, including his 18-month-old son. Then, “we went back to the house and I barbecued aged New York strips. We had champagne, a cake, some ice cream. It was a great night. I think you always have this idea that weddings need to be 200 people… I think there was really something special about just having our parents there.”
Then Came The Party
One wedding wasn’t enough for the couple. They decided to have not just one, but two weddings to celebrate their union, their second event was held at Gisele’s Costa Rican estate. This time around, the invite was extended to more than just their parents and close family. The day-long event was a huge soiree with celebrity guests all joining in the celebration.
However, it wasn’t all roses and love there was some drama that went down at the Costa Rican wedding. Two of the bodyguards hired to be at this wedding left with a 5-year prison sentence. It was reported that they had fired gunshots at paparazzi covering the wedding. In fact, the photographers had clearance to take photos by the property’s owner, but luckily neither were hit. The only damage was to the windows of the photographers’ SUV, and the bodyguards were ordered to pay a whopping $10,000 fine.
The Highest-Paid Celebrity Couple
Gisele has at times been amongst the highest-paid models in the world. Then there’s Brady, who is the only quarterback to win five Super Bowl rings with one team. In fact, in 2011, Forbes named this famous duo as the World’s Highest Paid Celebrity Couple, beating the likes of Beyonce and Jay-Z, and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the time.
The Brady-Bündchen Brood
As well as being the father to John, Brady and Gisele have two children together. Together they have a son, Benjamin Rein, who was born the same year they got married in 2009, and a daughter, Vivian Lake, born December 2012. With such beautiful genes from both of them, they were sure to have beautiful children. They currently live with their children in Brookline, Massachusetts, and together the family maintains a plant-based diet. Such a diet has been publicized, often being referred to as the “Tom and Gisele Diet.”
Organic Only Policy
According to the family chef who cooks all the meals for Gisele, Tom, and their children, this is their diet plan: “So, 80 percent of what they eat is vegetables. I buy the freshest vegetables. If it’s not organic, I don’t use it. And whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, millet, beans. The other 20 percent is lean meats: grass-fed organic steak, duck every now and then, and chicken. As for fish, I mostly cook wild salmon.” No wonder they look so amazing.
Is There Anything He Eats?
In order to maintain top physical shape, Tom follows strict dietary restrictions. According to his personal chef, these include, “no white sugar. No white flour. No MSG. I’ll use raw olive oil, but I never cook with olive oil. I only cook with coconut oil…So no tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, or eggplants. Tomatoes trickle in every now and then, but just maybe once a month. I’m very cautious about tomatoes. They cause inflammation… No coffee. No caffeine. No fungus. No dairy.”
No Slowing Down
Plant based diets have become extremely popular among celebs and athletes, and we might consider too. Ever seen the documentary ‘What The Health’? We suggest you do, and you’ll know why this couple follows such a regime. Tom wants to make sure he can stay fit and active and prolong his career as long as he can. Recently turning 40, the couple are still so in love.
Trick Or Treat?
If you thought the Brady bunch get one day a year off when candy reigns over any diet, you thought wrong. Halloween is, in fact, a no treat zone for Tom and Gisele’s children. She shared, “We don’t really have that a kind of sugar in our house. I let them try one [piece], but they really only had one bite and then they didn’t want it anymore… I said to them, ‘You know, there are so many kids that don’t get candy and you guys got so many, some kids don’t even get one! And they’re like, ‘Oh mom, okay you can give it to them if they don’t get any.’”
The Ever-Supportive Wife
In an interview Gisele gave with CBS This Morning, the mother-of-two expressed how she will always be supportive of her husband, both off and on the field. “He’s playing football. It’s a contact sport and a very aggressive sport. But he knows I will always support him. And I want him to be happy. And if that makes him happy, and he loves to do that, then I’m always gonna support him like I always have. So I want him to be happy and fulfilled.”
The Greenest Celebrity
In May 2011, she was named Harvard’s 2011 Global Environmental Citizen, and in November that same year, she was awarded Greenest Celebrity at the 2011 International Green awards at the National History Museum of London. She is continuously showing her care for the Earth. Following her successful modeling days, Gisele has become an environmental advocate and dedicates part of her website to environmental issues, which includes a “green” blog.
They Give To Charity Too
As if the power couple weren’t a force to be reckoned with already, they then go and participate in as many charitable causes as they can. In 2010, following the devastation of the Haiti earthquake, Bündchen wrote a check for $1.5 million to the Red Cross and their relief efforts, and another $1 million in 2011 to the earthquake fund in Japan. Meanwhile, Brady’s work with Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to helping children with disabilities, has helped the charity raise $20 million.
The New England Patriots star has been seen as a wealthy sports figure committed to charity, he has helped raise money for Best Buddies, and $2.75 million to Brady’s own charitable trust, Change the World Foundation.
He Doesn’t Just Throw Footballs
In an interview for Man of the World magazine, Brady admitted he seeks the attention of his wife and becomes needy and bratty when he’s not getting it. “I like attention from her, so when I’m not getting it, I let her know in immature ways, like a young, immature child would. You throw fits… you pout and you whine until you get what you want.” At least the banter is still alive.
Not All Smiles
Brady has shown an emotional side, however, when he expressed the stress in dealing with his mother’s cancer diagnosis. During the 2016 football season, Brady opened up during an appearance on WEEI’s Kirk & Callahan show. “It was a very challenging time for our family,” Brady said. “My mom has been such an important, supportive, loving, caring, sweet, kind, generous mom, and you want to be able to be there for her in moments like that. You just do the best you can do from afar.”
Getting All The Support He Needed
After getting support from his family as well as his teammates, his mother was able to make it to the Super Bowl to watch her son’s team win. “It’s great that it turned out the way it did, but just because really her treatments were kind of ending at that point, so it kind of signified the end of not only the season but what she was going through and our family was going through. It was a great way to finish the year.” This meant so much to him.
Can They Handle Everything That Comes Their Way?
He may have ended 2016 on a high, but it was the year before that things started to crumble for the couple. The most publicized account that nearly tore the couple apart started at the same time as Deflategate. When the New England Patriots were accused of tampering with the footballs used to win the Super Bowl in 2015, Brady was in the midst of all the drama. Following the the 2014 NFL season, an investigation was conducted to look into the football’s level of inflation. Could this have put a strain on their marriage?
Being There, But Not Really There
The on-going scandal of 2015 had a serious effect on his marriage. It was alleged that the picture perfect couple was going through a rough time during the time of the Deflategate investigations. Tom was stressed and going through a lot, and as he had previously admitted, “After losses, I don’t think much of anything other than the game. This morning at breakfast, for instance, I was talking to her, but I just wasn’t there.” This created a wedge between the couple.
Withdrawn From Real Life
It is no surprise that such a scandal was going to take a toll on Brady’s mind. It was reported that the Deflategate scandal made Tom a difficult person to be around, and his wife was not going to put up with it. With his stress levels high, and his anger at boiling point, Tom’s behavior became too much for Gisele to handle. It was now a test to their relationship to see if they could get through the tough times together. Would a break be what they needed to get through it?
After Deflategate Came Nannygate
To add insult to injury, photos emerged around the same time of Deflategate which were not going to work in Tom’s favor. In the midst of the Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divorce of that same year, Tom Brady accompanied Affleck on a private jet to Las Vegas. While Affleck had his own nanny scandal going on, it didn’t help when Page Six posted a photo where she was wearing Brady’s Super Bowl rings on the plane, which led to Brady’s association with the Nannygate saga.
Brady had accepted his four-game suspension of the 2016 season, even though he strongly still denies any affiliation with under-inflating the footballs used during that game. However, the Patriots went onto win the Super Bowl once again that year. Brady was even named the MVP of the game. But how did these events play on his marriage with his model wife, and were they able to save their relationship following all the scandal?
Taking A Little Break Away
Gisele was rumored to have taken time away with her sisters and friends to remove herself from all the stories. She celebrated her birthday away from her husband, and also missed his birthday and the first few preseason games, sparking even more speculation. With photos emerging and Brady being in the spotlight for the wrong reasons, it was sure to be a lot for his wife to experience. Meanwhile, she also became the center of attention following a trip to Paris.
Something To Hide?
The tabloids claimed that the beautiful Brazilian model was undergoing plastic surgery. Reported as being top-secret, where the model and her sister even dressed as two burqa-clad women to hide their identity, it was a story Gisele did not need. This kind of gossip was sure to be a story one of the world’s highest-paid models did not need being reported. Her trip to Paris was then followed by a visit to her home country of Brazil.
Instagram Says It All
It was in Brazil that Gisele posted a photograph on her Instagram to commemorate her husbands birthday – “Happy birthday my love! We’re so blessed to have you in our lives. Thank you for always giving us so much love. We love you! #love #family.” It seemed that they had worked through their tough times and found their way back to each other. Gisele and Tom seemed as happy and strong together as ever, following the scandals that were thrown their way. Since then, the couple has been putting on a united front and ending any break-up rumors.
A Secret Revealed
The supermodel revealed the secret to a successful relationship. “We do most of our growing in relationships because…they see all of us, right? All the sides of us.” “I think we have been growing and learning a lot from each other. You know, walkin’ this life with a partner where you can always grow and learn from, it’s wonderful.”
Happily Ever After
After putting on a united front in front of photographers, the usually private couple put on a public display of affection, which was their way of expressing their marital status. Brady then commented, “I’m a lucky man. I’ve been very blessed with support from my family and certainly her, and there’s no bigger supporter that I have than her and vice versa. I’ve been very blessed to have an incredible relationship with my life partner, and I don’t think anything will ever get in the way of that.” We are glad that through the drama they worked through it and didn’t let the pressures of being celebrities break them like so many other couples in Hollywood.
Overcoming The Challenges
She’s the world’s highest paid supermodel, she’s the mother of two children with Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady, and she lives an enviable jet-set lifestyle, bouncing between multi-million homes in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City and Costa Rica. But Gisele Bündchen says balancing it all is still a challenge. How does she overcome it? “I had to make some adjustments from what my life was like before I was a mom,” the supermodel, 35, told PEOPLE magazine. “My kids are so fun and loving, but they are also demanding!”. “After adding everyone’s schedule on the calendar, I make sure that everyday I have some sacred time for myself, so I can recharge.
Though she says she’s the same “organized and focused” person she always was, “As a mom, I had to learn to be more flexible and patient in order to create harmony in our home.”
Above all she tries to live in the moment. “When I am doing activities with Tom or the kids, surfing, riding horses, kayaking or playing ball, I try to really be present and enjoy it,” she says. “The quality of time I get to spend with my family is very important. That way I feel I am experiencing all the different aspects of my life without guilt.”
Brady’s Big Announcement
Because having five championship rings, four Super Bowl MVP titles and Gisele Bundchen isn’t enough, Tom Brady has announced he’s coming out with his first book. “The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance” promises to give us mere mortals a road map to attaining his level of GOAT-dom. Brady stated that the reason behind the book is that “So many people ask me, ‘What do I do to maintain my motivation and commitment to my sport? How is it possible to keep playing football at 40 years old?’” So he will reveal all in the new release.
Battle Of The Books
Tom Brady’s ex and mother of his son, also released a book of her own. Bridget Moynahan’s new family-inspired cookbook is filled with the decadent comfort foods that her eight-year-old Jake Moynahan is most certainly not being served when is staying with his father Tom Brady and his supermodel step-mom Gisele Bundchen. Her cook book features an array of delicious recipes, all full of gluten, sugar and many ingredients banned at Tom’s house. We wonder what Tom has said about it.
War Of The Ex Finally Breaking Her Silence
After a long amount of silence over her then-boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend showing up pregnant with his baby, Gisele Bündchen is finally opening up about Bridget Moynahan and her role in Tom Brady’s life. We have been dying to hear. Gisele said that she believes that the quality of your life depends on the quality of your relationships, and that being supportive of your loved ones is the “most important thing you can have in life.”
What Does Bridge Think Of Giselle?
The actress must have had a very hard time seeing her ex with a supermodel and seeing her help to raise her child. So what has she said on the matter? “I never made a comment about Gisele or Tom publicly. I have a relationship with these people on a daily basis. I’m raising a child, and it’s public … My son has two loving parents and an extended family, whether it’s cousins or stepmothers or boyfriends. My son is surrounded by love.” Ok so not as juicy as we hoped, but it seems that they really have made it work and are a great supportive family unit and that it has all worked out for the best.