Tom Brady is a prominent player in the National Football League, playing for the New England Patriots since 2000. He is an outstanding American sports star with a huge fan base. His football career has always been the highlight of discussions on the radio and print media. But his private life also attracts great media interest from time to time. His engagements with Hollywood celebrities and other media celebrities have kept him in the headlines. Brady is currently married to Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen. The couple, who have two children together, seem happy and content in their married life. However, the threads of his past relationships often appear in the eyes of the media.
Tom Brady Ex-Girlfriend
For two long years, starting in 2004, Bridget Moynahan was the name associated with Tom Brady. This model and actress were seen several times with Tom Brady, and the couple seemed to have a smooth relationship. Unfortunately, the couple publicly announced their separation in December 2006. A few months later Brady started a relationship with the then Victoria Secret Angel, Gisele Bundchen.
While Brady’s relationship with Gisele was still at its budding stage, the couple was hit with the shocking news of Bridget’s pregnancy with Brady’s child. In February 2007, Bridget revealed her pregnancy was three months old. She gave birth to a son named John Edward Thomas Moynahan aka Jack on 22nd August 2007 at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California.
Brady’s Ex-Girlfriend Pregnancy And Co-parenting Controversy
While Brady’s relationship with Gisele was still in its infancy, the couple was struck by the shocking news of Bridget’s pregnancy with Brady’s child. In February 2007, Bridget revealed that her pregnancy was three months old. On August 22, 2007, at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, she gave birth to a son named John Edward Thomas Moynahan aka Jack.
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Pregnancy of Brady’s ex-girlfriend and co-parent conflict
The news of the pregnancy was not pleasant for any of the trios, it was rather a hidden blessing that was hard to accept. A year later, in 2008 after Jack was born, Bridget revealed in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar that she felt inconsolable after the separation and that the sudden pregnancy didn’t make things any easier. Bridget said the first thing she did when she came home with her new baby was “cry”. The tears, however, were not the result of sadness or depression or anything else, but of the fear of raising a newborn.
She told Harper’s Bazaar;
“Everyone says, ‘You give birth, you go home, and you have this amazing baby and it’s just beautiful’, and I walked in and I just started sobbing……..All of a sudden, you have this newborn you have no training for. It’s frightening.”
About how she shared the news with her parents, she said;
“If you are suddenly pregnant and no one is at your side, even if you are in your 30s, it is a difficult conversation. “I’m a traditional girl and I believe in marriage, and I just always thought that’s the way I would do it. For a moment I found it hard to accept that this is the way I will start a family.
But despite the initial tension, Bridget revealed how happy motherhood had made her;
“This traumatic time, when I was lovesick and then pregnant, turned my whole life upside down and took the wind out of my sails. But it has brought me so much. It’s golden and it’s hard and it was shitty. But now I have a child, and it’s the best thing in the world.”
On the other hand, Gisele also revealed her feelings about the pregnancy and how it affected her relationship with Brady. In an interview with Vanity Fair for the May 2009 issue, the supermodels revealed this;
“It was definitely a surprise for both of us. In the beginning, you live this romantic fantasy; you think: This can’t be true, this is so good! And then, oops, wake-up call! We were together for two and a half months when he found out, and it was a very challenging situation. Obviously, it’s not the ideal thing to do at the beginning”.
In another interview, this time with CBS News on November 10, 2015, Gisele revealed that after the pregnancy news, she was considering separating from Brady;
“It was a challenge because I’m here and I think I’m with this guy. We met, we started dating, everything is great, and then something like this happens, so I felt like I didn’t know what to do, so I just run away?
In both interviews, however, the now-retired runway model said that she accepted Bridget’s son Jack as her own son and that she knew Jack as a sweet and kind bonus child. But her comments in the first interview with Vanity Fair didn’t sound so pleasant for Bridget, as she is said to have been hurt by Gisele’s remarks. Gisele said about Jack in the 2009 interview;
“He is a little angel – the sweetest, cuddliest, and most loving baby. I feel blessed to have him in my life. I understand that he has a mother and I respect that, but for me, it is not that the child is not my child just because someone else gave birth to it. I feel that it is 100 percent, my child. I want him to have a good relationship with his mother because that is important, but I love him as much as if he were my child. From the very first day, I have the feeling that he is my son.
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Brady, Bunchen, and Bridget hang out together in a park in NYC
All in all, the two ladies seemed to have buried the hatchet and washed away all the bad blood between them to help raise Jack. In 2011 she told More magazine that she has a close relationship with the power couple. She said, “I have a daily relationship with these people. I am raising a child and it is public. The media creates these dramas, and this is not what is happening in my life… My son has two loving parents and an extended family, whether they are cousins or stepmother, or friends. My son is surrounded by love.”
Bridget and Gisele were spotted hugging each other sometime in 2014.
And while Brady and Gisele are living out their romance, Bridget has not failed in love either; she began a romantic relationship with filmmaker and record producer McG in 2010, but later broke it off. On October 17, 2015, she married businessman Andrew Frankel in an intimate vineyard ceremony in The Hamptons.
Tom Brady’s Love Story With Gisele Bundchen
The relationship between Brady and Bundchen has not been without controversy like any other celebrity union. While the couple seems to be getting stronger and stronger, rumors have often appeared in the media that suggest a divorce. If anything, these rumors have helped the couple to support each other more. The rumors, however, originated in the Deflategate scandal, in which Brady is accused of manipulating the 2015 A.F.C. championship match ball. After a protracted 18-month legal battle, Brady gave in to a four-game ban in August 2016.
Responding to the divorce rumors, Brady told a Boston radio station in September 2015;
“We’re in a great place, I’ll just say that I’m a happy man. I am very blessed with the support of my family and certainly of her (Gisele), and there is no greater supporter I have than her and vice versa. I am 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”.
Gisele also had sweet words about her husband. On one occasion she said;
“He’s a very kind man, he’s nice, I think we’ve been through some tough times together, I think you know who your friends are and who loves you. My father always says: “The quality of your life depends on the quality of your relationships”. “