Here’s How Gisele Bündchen Reacted to Bridget Moynahan’s Pregnancy

Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady have been together for more than 10 years. But when the couple first met, Brady had just gotten out of a relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan only weeks before. Two worlds collided when Moynahan revealed to Brady that he was the father of her child — he had only been with Bündchen for about two months. The story made headlines, but it affected one person more than anyone else — Bündchen. Here’s how the super model really felt when she learned her new boyfriend would be a father to a son that wasn’t hers.

Tom Brady with Gisele and his daughter

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen began dating shortly after his split with Bridget Moynahan. | Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Brady didn’t waste any time getting to know Bündchen after his breakup with Moynahan

Brady and Moynahan split in December 2006. And by the start of 2007, Brady had already fully moved on to super model Bündchen. The couple began dating just a few weeks after his breakup with Moynahan, whom he had dated for nearly three years. But since the two started things quickly, there was almost no time between the relationships, which is how Bündchen ended up in the middle of a major controversy. Rumors swirled that Brady had left his pregnant girlfriend for Bündchen, and the relationship quickly became tense. (To be clear, Brady did not find out about Moynahan’s pregnancy until about two months into his relationship with Bündchen.)

When Bündchen found out about the pregnancy, it turned her world upside down

Bündchen had the same reaction any woman would have upon learning her new boyfriend was about to be a father to someone else’s baby. Brady sat her down and told her the news, and the next day, it was all over the media. “I felt my world had been turned upside down. Needless to say, that wasn’t an easy time. But it was a time that brought about so much growth,” Bündchen wrote in her book, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life.

Despite the news, Bündchen chose to stay with her new man

Although Bündchen received the shock of a lifetime upon learning of Brady’s baby, she stayed with the quarterback. She also received backlash from fans of Moynahan’s who were unhappy that Brady did not choose to stay with his ex. However, the two had been broken up for a few months at this point, and Brady was already heavily involved with Bündchen. Clearly his decision to stay with Bündchen worked out — the two were married in April 2009. In December 2009, she gave birth to their first son, Benjamin. The couple welcomed a daughter, Vivian, in 2012.

Today, she is a proud step mother, and all three co-parent very well

Brady, Bündchen, and Moynahan have squashed any differences they may have had when this whole journey started. Today, Brady and Moynahan co-parent with class and ease. Meanwhile, Bündchen loves being a step mother to Jack, and she considers him one of her own children. Bündchen always includes him in family photos, and embraces the days all five of them can spend together. She was also spotted hugging Moynahan when the mother dropped her son off at Brady and Bündchen’s home. Needless to say, things started out rough, but they’ve smoothed nicely over the years.

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