On paper, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen seem like the ultimate power couple, but even the biggest empires fall. The two have faced many struggles in their marriage, including threats of divorce. These troubling secrets have us wondering how much of a “power couple” these two actually are.
Bündchen’s father was hesitant to let go of her ex
Valdir Bündchen was a big fan of his daughter’s former man, Leonardo DiCaprio. In an exclusive interview, he told Daily Mail UK that he used to bond well with DiCaprio and even invited him on the family’s private vacations. When the couple called it quits in 2006 after a five-year relationship, it was hard to Bündchen’s father to get over the break up and make room for Brady.
Bündchen considered leaving Brady when she found out about his love child
Bündchen and Brady were only together a few months when news broke that Brady was expecting a child with ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan. “It was kind of one of those moments of like, ‘Do I just run away?’” Bündchen told People in 2015. Bündchen said the news was extremely hard for her to deal with. Their seemingly perfect first months turned out not to be the fairytale Bündchen had wanted.
Brady once let Ben Affleck’s nanny wear his Super Bowl rings
Drama struck the Bradys when a photo surfaced in August 2015 that showed Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s nanny, Christine Ouzounian, sporting four Super Bowl rings on her right hand. Brady, Affleck, and his nanny were all on a Las Vegas trip together when it happened. The photo was taken on June 27, just a few days before the news broke that Affleck and Garner would divorce. Bündchen was fuming and embarrassed, and some reports alleged that she even interviewed her nannies to make sure nothing was going on behind her back.
Brady was ‘nasty and cold’ to Bündchen during Deflategate
People reports that Brady has a tendency to be “nasty and cold” when dealing with his problems. Brady is extremely focused on his career, and Bündchen has often been left on the back burner, according to the magazine. Leaving her out of his life has led to multiple arguments between the two. The pair also didn’t celebrate their birthdays together that summer. Plus, Bündchen was a no-show at the Patriots’ 2015 pre-season game against the Packers amid the drama.
Bündchen threatened to divorce Brady
In the wake of Deflategate, Brady reacted with poise in front of the cameras. However, behind the scenes, there was trouble in paradise. The two had gone nearly two months without being photographed together, and Bündchen allegedly met with a divorce lawyer as a threat for Brady to change his attitude.
Bündchen takes lavish vacations without her husband
The supermodel flew with her sister to Paris during the summer of 2015 — with no Brady in sight. Bündchen may have been trying to escape Brady’s bad attitude when she jetted across the pond without him amid the Deflategate scandal. While in Paris, it was reported that Bündchen allegedly wore a burqa to enter a high-end plastic surgery facility, after claiming she works hard daily to keep the body she has. It seems like Brady and Bündchen both have a few hidden secrets.
Rumors recently swirled about Brady and Ivanka Trump
A dark cloud appeared over the couple once more in late 2017 when Anthony Scaramucci claimed that Brady once had a fling with Ivanka Trump, and Bündchen wouldn’t let him visit the White House. Brady said that he didn’t attend the Super Bowl champions’ visit to the White House because of personal family matters. He never disclosed what those matters were. Rumors spread about whether or not Bündchen is too possessive of Brady if there was a previous romance with Trump.
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