Married for over a decade, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have a fairy tale romance, enjoying marital bliss with their beautiful kids.
Seven-times Super Bowl champion Tom Brady might be unmatched on the field, but off the field, he found his match in model Gisele Bundchen.
The two have headlined major news reports over the years thanks to their envy-inducing relationship, making them the ultimate power couple.
Yet, they have seen their fair share of ups and downs, from career battles to conflicting schedules that threaten their scandal-free union. Notwithstanding, the couple managed to work it out, scaling through every challenge one at a time.
Having walked through life together, with Bundchen serving as a pillar of support in his career, the NFL star is now determined more than ever to prioritize his wife and their beautiful family.
In a May 2022 interview, the icon went candid about his retirement plans, naming his family as the motivation behind his intentions.
He went on to praise his wife for being incredibly supportive of his career over time. The football star also hinted that their lives were not all perfect, by noting that everyone had challenging lives.
Seeing how far the couple have come despite the inevitable challenges, their love story would certainly hold lots of unexplored adventures.
Who Is Tom Brady’s Wife Gisele And How Long Have They Been Married?
Tom Brady is married to a Brazilian-born fashion model Gisele Bundchen, who has ranked among the most-paid models in the world since 2001.
The 41-year-old, born in July 1980 in Horizontina began her career in 1995, just one year before her infamous debut at the New York fashion week.
She has appeared on the covers of various top magazines, starred in movies like “The Devil Wears Prada,” and “Taxi,” and was named the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry in 2007. Additionally, Bundchen is renowned for holding the title of the highest-paid model in the world for a record fifteen consecutive years.
Before marrying Brady, the supermodel signed a deal with Victoria’s Secret, championing the lingerie brand’s Angel campaign. She and her partner have enjoyed a loving marriage for the last 23 years.
Although she has since retired from the industry (in 2015) the multitalented star has expanded her reach, dabbling into acting, and entrepreneurship, and even authored the memoir, “Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life,” in 2018.
Tom Brady And Gisele Bundchen’s First Meeting Was Special
Brady met his wife Gisele in 2006, through a mutual friend. Despite being their first time seeing each other and communicating, the twosome knew instantly they were a perfect match thanks to their undeniable connection. She reflected:
“The moment I saw him, he smiled and I was like, ‘That is the most beautiful, charismatic smile I’ve ever seen! We sat and talked for three hours. I had to go home for Christmas, but I didn’t want to leave.”
At the time, Brady was in a relationship with Bridget Moynahan, whom he dated for three years. The athlete soon ended things with Moynahan and proceeded to pursue a relationship with his future wife in January 2007.
Sadly, two and half months into their romance, Moynahan revealed she was pregnant with Brady’s child. The bombshell news gave their relationship a hard hit. Gisele reminisced:
“It was definitely a surprise for both of us. In the beginning, you are living this romantic fantasy. You’re thinking, This can’t be true. It’s so good!’ And then whoops—wake up call!”
Following the relationship, Bundchen found herself faced with the dilemma of whether or not to break things off with Brady. She decided to stay and work things out. That challenge admittedly made their relationship stronger.
Brady welcomed his son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan in August 2007, and Bundchen has loved him as her own ever since.
Their Engagement And Marriage
After two years of dating, Tom Brady proposed to Gisele Bundchen in a most creative way. The model once recalled the engagement, saying her future husband tricked her into believing her house was flooded.
When she rushed over, she found the place flooded with rose petals and candles, rather than water. There and then, he got down on one knee and popped the question.
A month after the engagement, the power couple tied the knot in a private ceremony in Santa Monica, California. Their nuptials took place in February 2009.
They relived the moment two months later, with their extended families serving as witnesses in the romantic affair in Costa Rica.
Tom Brady And Gisele Bundchen Became Parents
Ten months after their marriage, Brady and Gisele Bundchen welcomed their first child together. The baby, Benjamin Rein joined the family on December 8, 2009, following his birth in a bathtub at their Boston home.
Three years later, a new addition joined the family. Their daughter Vivian Lake landed the planet on December 5, 2012.
More Trouble Swarmed Their Marriage
In 2015, rumors of a separation between the duo began to swirl, with multiple sources revealing they were experiencing marital issues. However, Brady put the rumors to rest that same year, confirming in a radio interview that they were in a great place.
But that was hardly the end of their woes. The two endured more challenges together amid the “Deflategate” scandal of 2015.
Bundchen stood by Tom Brady as the New England Patriots underwent investigations for allegations of providing under-inflated footballs. The icon ended up suspended for four seasons following the crisis.
Many more marital challenges followed, but the duo successfully surmounted them. On how they did so, Brady once recalled a particularly challenging phase of their union, where he had to reach a compromise. He shared:
“She wasn’t satisfied without marriage and I needed to make a change in that. Her point was, ‘of course, this works for you, but it doesn’t work for me.’ I had to check myself, because she was like, ‘I have my goals and dreams too.’”
The Secret To Their Long-Lasting Union
The beautiful couple has been open about the secret to their long-lasting marriage. Brady once explained that clear current communication has helped them navigate even the toughest times.
Hence, rather than let grievances bottle up, they endeavored to communicate and let out those feelings immediately they surface. On her part, Bundchen believes having “fully present moments” with everybody was key in their relationship.
Brady supports his wife’s opinion as well, admitting making time for one another has indeed helped sustain their connection. Notwithstanding, communication remained the ultimate key to constant improvement in their marriage.