The baby bombshell that rocked Gisele Bündchen and her husband
THE BABY BOMBSHELL THAT ROCKED THE SUPERMODEL AND HER HUSBAND
For 15 consecutive years, Gisele Bündchen topped Forbes' annual list of the world's highest-paid models – so fans could be forgiven for thinking she had it all!
But behind her million-dollar smile, the 38-year-old Brazilian star was bottling up some heartbreaking thoughts about the very controversial start to her relationship with now-husband, American quarterback Tom Brady, 41, back in 2006.
‘Two months into our relationship, Tom told me that his ex-girlfriend [Bridget Moynahan] was pregnant. The very next day the news was everywhere, and I felt my world had been turned upside down,' Gisele reveals in her autobiography, Lessons. ‘It wasn't an ideal situation for anyone – there's no manual to prepare you for that,' she admits.
But while it may have been difficult in the beginning, Gisele says Tom's eldest child John Edward Thomas, 11, who they call Jack, is a blessing. ‘I couldn't imagine my life without him. I call him my bonus child,' she explains. ‘In fact, I credit Jack with accelerating Tom's and my growing up in so many ways,' she adds. ‘The two of us agreed that Jack should have siblings closer to his own age, and not 10 years younger,' she says. ‘A couple of years later, we were married, I became pregnant, and soon we were busy growing our family.'
Bridget has also warmed to the modern family dynamic. ‘My son has two loving parents and an extended family, whether it's cousins or stepmothers or boyfriends. My son is surrounded by love,' the 47-year-old Blue Bloods actress explains.
Gisele and Tom with Jack (right), Benjamin, eight, and Vivian, five