- Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen have been together for 12 years and married for 10 years.
- They have two children together.
- They have supported each other through tough losses.
- On their 10th anniversary, Brady shared a photo of them at their wedding and said marriage “has not been easy.”
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen and five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady have become one of the world’s most well-known couples.
Their relationship spans over a decade and the pair have two children together. On their 10-year wedding anniversary, Brady shared an intimate photo of the pair on their wedding day and called Bündchen his “rock,” but added that the marriage “has not been easy.”
We went back in time to give an overview of their love story.
December 2006: The couple met for the first time.
Although Brady was in a relationship when he first met Bündchen, both seemed to know their connection was something special. Shortly after meeting, Brady broke up with his then-girlfriend, actress Bridget Moynahan. Meanwhile, for Bündchen, she said she knew it was love at first sight.
“I knew right way – the first time I saw him,” she told Vanity Fair. “We met through a friend. 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. You know that feeling of, like, you can’t get enough? From the first day we met, we’ve never spent one day without speaking to each other.”
January 2007: The couple “officially” started dating.
While the couple had been dating for about a month, celebrity magazines didn’t recognise the couple officially until January 2007.
February 2007: Brady found out he was going to be a dad, but not with Bündchen.
Moynahan announced she was pregnant with the quarterback’s son in February 2007. At the time, Brady and Bündchen had been dating for two months, and the supermodel later said she considered breaking up with the football star after the pregnancy announcement.
“It was a challenging thing because here I am, you know, thinking, I’m dating this guy, we met, and we started dating and everything is great and then this happens,” Bündchen told CBS This Morning, according to People magazine. “So, then I felt like I didn’t know what to do. It was kind of one of those moments of like, ‘Do I just run away?'”
August 2007: Brady and Moynahan’s son was born.
On August 22, 2007, the exes welcomed their son John Edward Thomas Moynahan into the world.
January 2009: Brady and Bündchen got engaged.
After a little over two years together, Brady proposed to Bündchen. Although multiple publications claimed the footballer proposed on a private plane, Bündchen told Vogue that he had tricked her into thinking her house was flooded, so she rushed home to find a romantic scene set with candles and rose petals.
“When he proposed to me, he made up this whole story how my apartment was flooding, and I ran over to fix the situation,” Bündchen told Vogue. “When I got there, the whole apartment had candles and rose petals everywhere, and then he went down on his knees to propose, and I’m like, ‘get up!’ because he just had surgery and had three staph infections. And I was like ‘What are you doing?’ He’s like, ‘I gotta go on my knees,’ and I’m like, ‘No, no, no! Get up, please!'”
February 2009: The two married.
On February 26, 2009, Brady and Bündchen got married in a private ceremony in Santa Monica, California. Brady told GQ magazine later that year that the wedding took 10 days to plan and was an intimate occasion that included steak, champagne, and cake.
April 2009: Brady and Bündchen got married … again.
December 2009: The couple welcomed their first child together.
December 2012: The couple welcomed their second child together.
2015: Divorce rumours swirled.
In 2015, rumours swirled that the famous couple had been having marital issues and planned on divorcing. Brady quickly put the gossip to rest by addressing them in a radio interview with WEEI, stating, “We’re in a great place. … There’s no bigger supporter I have than her.”
September 2016: She showed support for him amid “Deflategate.”
After the “Deflategate” scandal of 2015, Brady was suspended for four games in the 2016 NFL season. Showing support for her husband, Bündchen Instagrammed a photo of her and her husband playing catch, with the caption “Don’t worry guys. I will keep him ready.”
February 2018: The Patriots lost the Superbowl and the couple made headlines.
The Patriots were defeated in the 2018 Superbowl and Bündchen reportedly had to comfort their kids after the loss.
“Just this time. Daddy won five times. They never won before,” she reportedly told their daughter, according to USA Today. “You have to let someone else win sometimes. We have to share. Sharing is caring.”
Brady later confirmed that his kids were upset but said he used it as a way to teach them a life lesson.
June 2018: Brady said that the couple sometimes talks about how he’ll end his football career.
Though he made clear he wants to continue playing, Brady told Oprah Winfrey that Bündchen has asked him what “more” he wants from his NFL career.
“I talk about it with my wife all the time. You can ask her tonight,” Brady said. “She’ll tell you, like, ‘I told him, you know, what more do you want?'”
September 2018: Bündchen released a memoir and shared how hard it was to adjust to being a mum.
“When I became a mum, I kind of lost myself. It was like a part of me died,” she told People magazine. “I’d been this very independent person. It was all about me. But now I had this little being, and I suddenly felt l couldn’t do other things and that was very hard for me. All I ever wanted was to be a mum, but when you’re actually experiencing that, it’s a shock.”
“I thought what a terrible mother I was for leaving my child even for like a day,” she added.
She added that she was also felt guilty when she brought her kids along. “Like, ‘Here we are on a plane and the baby is crying.'”
February 26, 2019: Brady shared an intimate photo from their wedding, and talked about how marriage isn’t always easy.
The 41-year-old quarterback for the New England Patriots shared an intimate photo from the couple’s wedding day on his Instagram. He expressed his love for Bündchen but also highlighted the fact that not everything about their relationship has been simple.
“Ten years ago, I didn’t realise how much I could love you and the family we created together,” he wrote. “My heart is so full and I am so blessed! I know our journey has not been easy, but the challenges we have overcome have made our bond stronger and our love grow deeper.”
Bündchen also shared a similar photo on her Instagram.
“I can’t believe it’s already been 10 years since we’ve chosen to walk this life together… and what incredible 10 years we’ve had,” the supermodel wrote. “There is nothing that I love more in this world than you and our family. Thank you for being on this journey with me and for doing the work that it takes to make it so special. May we continue growing together, walking side by side supporting and loving one another for many many years to come.”
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