How Did Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Meet?

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen are the ultimate power couple. He’s one of the best quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL and she’s one of the most successful models to ever step on a runway. So how did this superstar couple meet?

Well, it almost didn’t happen because Bündchen didn’t want anything to do with Brady initially.

Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady at the Costume Institute Gala.

Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady | Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

The supermodel wasn’t interested in him at first

Fresh off her five-year relationship with actor Leonardo DiCaprio in 2005, Bündchen was shown a photo of the New England Patriots signal caller and although she thought he was handsome she wasn’t interested in him for one reason.

“Tom Brady, definitely not too shabby,” she said according to the Boston Herald. “He’s cute, but if he has a girlfriend, he’s gay to me. There are too many men in the world to go after a man who has a woman. Life is too short.”

At the time Brady was dating Blue Bloods star Bridget Moynahan.

Bündchen and Brady were set up by a friend

Bündchen finally agreed to meet Brady in late 2006 when a friend set them up on a date. She later described their meeting and instant connection in an interview with Vanity Fair.

“I knew right way–the first time I saw him,” she told the publication. “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.”

They soon found out Brady’s ex was pregnant

Actress Bridget Moynahan and quarterback Tom Brady

Tom Brady and Bridget Moynahan | Mark Mainz/Getty Images

However, early in their blissful relationship came some news they didn’t expect when the athlete’s ex announced that she was pregnant with his child. Shortly after Brady and the Brazilan beauty started dating, Moynahan revealed that she was three months along.

“In the beginning you’re living this romantic fantasy; you’re thinking, this can’t be true, it’s so good,” Bündchen recalled.  “And then, whoops — wake-up call! We were dating two and a half months when he found out, and it was a very challenging situation. Obviously, in the beginning, it’s not the ideal thing.”

She added, “You question at times–‘Should I stay here? Maybe you should work this out.'”

In the end, the model chose to stick by her man and Moynahan gave birth to a baby boy in 2007.

The couple tied the knot in 2009

After almost three years of dating, the couple said “I do” during a small Catholic ceremony in front of just a few close friends and family in California. Then, in April of that same year, they celebrated their marriage again with another intimate affair in Costa Rica.

Today, Brady and Bündchen have two children of their own, Benjamin and Vivian Lake. The supermodel has also embraced the role of stepmom to Brady and Moynahan’s son, John Edward Thomas, who she refers to as her “bonus child.”