- Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen have been married for nearly 12 years.
- Brady and Bündchen have a son and daughter together.
- Bündchen has celebrated and supported Brady’s Super Bowl highs and lows.
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Supermodel Gisele BÃ¼ndchen and seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady have become one of the world’s most well-known couples.Their relationship spans over a decade, and they have two children together.
Read on for a timeline of the couple’s relationship and nearly 12-year marriage.
December 2006: The couple met for the first time.
Although Brady was in a relationship when he first met Bündchen, they both seemed to know their connection was something special. Shortly after meeting the model, Brady broke up with his then-girlfriend, actress Bridget Moynahan.
And Bündchen has said she knew it was love at first sight.
“I knew right way – the first time I saw him,” she told Vanity Fair in 2009. “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,” she added. “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.
Although Brady and Bündchen had been dating for about a month, celebrity magazines didn’t officially recognise them as a couple 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,” she added. “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, exes Brady and Moynahan 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 football star proposed on a private plane, Bündchen told Vogue during her “73 Questions” segment that he had tricked her into thinking her house was flooded so she’d rush over.
“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,” Bündchen said in the 2018 video. “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 got married.
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 threw another wedding.
December 2009: The couple welcomed their first child together.
On December 8, 2009, Bündchen gave birth to the couple’s first child together, Benjamin Rein.
Bündchen later said that she delivered her son in the bathtub of their penthouse apartment in Boston, Massachusetts.
December 2012: The couple welcomed their second child together.
On December 5, 2012, Brady and Bündchen welcomed their second child, a girl named Vivian Lake.
2015: Divorce rumours swirled.
That same year, Brady quickly put the gossip to rest in a radio interview with WEEI by saying, “We’re in a great place … There’s no bigger supporter I have than her.”
September 2016: She showed support for him amid the “Deflategate” controversy.
Showing support for her husband, Bündchen Instagrammed a photo of her and Brady playing catch, with the caption “Don’t worry guys. I will keep him ready.”
February 2018: The couple made headlines after the Patriots lost the Super Bowl.
The Patriots were defeated in the 2018 Super Bowl, and Bündchen reportedly had to comfort their kids after the loss.
“Just this time. Daddy won five times. They never won before,” she told their daughter, according to a 2018 USA Today report. “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.
“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 in 2018. “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,” she added. ” … I thought what a terrible mother I was for leaving my child even for like a day.”
February 2019: Brady shared an intimate photo from their wedding and talked about how marriage isn’t always easy.
On February 26, 2019, the quarterback 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.
The supermodel began her caption by writing, “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!”
December 2019: Brady shared his secret to a long-lasting marriage.
On a 2019 episode of E!’s “In the Room,” Brady said the key to a lasting relationship is “CCC” – “clear, current communication.”
“Clear, like, ‘This is exactly how I’m feeling.’ And current, not like, ‘This happened six months ago,'” he said, according to The Boston Globe. “And you communicate about it. I think that’s helped us a lot.”
April 2020: Brady opened up about the pair’s past marital difficulties.
According to Cosmopolitan, Brady opened up on “The Howard Stern Show” and said that Bündchen left him a note several years ago to tell him she wasn’t happy about the direction their relationship was going in.
“There was a couple years ago, she didn’t feel I was doing my part for the family,” he said. “She felt like I would play football all season and she would take care of the house and then all the sudden when the season would end, that I’d be like, ‘Great, let me get into all my other business activities. Let me get into my football training.'”
“She wasn’t satisfied with our 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,'” Brady added. “I had to check myself. Because she was like, ‘I have my goals and dreams too.'”
January 2021: Bündchen celebrated Brady’s Super Bowl-advancing win on Twitter.
On January 24, 2021, Brady played alongside his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for a slot in the 2021 Super Bowl and won.
Bündchen, who was live-tweeting the game, celebrated his win on Twitter by writing, “Oh, that’s the way, uh-huh uh-huh I like it!!!!”
A bit later that evening, she also tweeted, “Yeeeeeah Super Bowl here we come!!!!!!”
February 2021: Bündchen and Brady celebrated after the quarterback’s seventh Super Bowl win.
On February 7, 2021, Brady played in his 10th Super Bowl and won alongside the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
After the game, Bündchen approached Brady and greeted him with a celebratory kiss. The quarterback’s kids also rejoiced at the accomplishment, his daughter reportedly throwing a handful of confetti in the air.
“I’m so proud of all these guys out here,” he said on the field, according to Yahoo. “The team had a lot of confidence. We came together at the right time. I think we knew this was going to happen tonight, didn’t we?”
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