For football quarterback legend Tom Brady, the beginning of his relationship with supermodel Gisele Bündchen was rocky. Just when the two started dating, Brady received a phone call from his ex-girlfriend, actress Bridget Moynahan. She was pregnant, and the baby was his.
After years of refusing to make an official public statement regarding their three-way co-parenting, Bridget finally spoke up. Are the rumors true? Can she not stand Brady? Keep reading to find out what Bridget has to say about their family.
Bridget And Tom Ran In The Same Circle
Bridget Moynahan is an actor and model. She is best known for her role as Erin Reagan in the CBS crime drama Blue Bloods. Moynahan is also recognized for her role as the moody bartender Rachel that moves her groove thang on the Coyote Ugly bar alongside Ms. Tyra Banks.
It’s because of her talent and fame that she met Tom Brady. After meeting, it was clear that she and the Patriots’ starting quarterback had an instant connection.
Sparks Immediately Flew But Faded Within Years
For Bridget and Tom, there was an immediate connection. They had similar values and were both extremely hardworking, wanting to be one of the best in their respective careers. What started as one date turned into three years of a very serious relationship.
Even though their relationship looked perfect on paper, things just weren’t working. In 2006, both decided to end it. Little did they know that there was a surprise on the horizon that would keep them in each other’s lives forever.
Tom Was Set Up On A Blind Date
After the break-up, it was obvious that Tom was heartbroken. But it didn’t take him much time to get back into the game. His close friends and family couldn’t stand seeing his happy-go-lucky personality fizzle because of a break-up.
Eventually, they got Tom to agree to go on a blind date. It was time, and he was finally ready to move on and try to see other people. Little did he know that he would be meeting a supermodel.
Gisele Had A Few Things To Say About Tom
Before Gisele ever met Tom Brady, she had a few things to say about him during an interview with the Boston Herald. She’s in the industry and knows how the press likes to spin stories. So when she was asked about Tom, she made her stance on the matter clear.
“He’s cute, but if he has a girlfriend, he’s gay to me.” After the interview, she didn’t give the quarterback another thought. That is until she decided to go on another blind date.
She Was Devastated Over Her Last Breakup
When she broke up with Leonardo DiCaprio after six years of dating, Gisele’s friends were determined to see her happy. She even told Jimmy Fallon during an interview that her friends had set her up on multiple blind dates before, but they all turned out horribly.
She was going to give it one more shot though, agreeing to go for a drink instead of dinner (just in case she needed a quick escape). Little did she know that this was going to be her last first date.
Gisele Went To The Date With Low Expectations
Gisele walked into the date, not really expecting much. After all of the other blind date fails, why would this one be any different? Then she saw who she was meeting. Gisele told Jimmy Fallon that she knew she loved Tom right after she stared into his “sweet eyes.”
She knew from that first meeting that he had a good heart and that they would be great together. Tom felt the same way, and the two went on a few more dates.
It Was Like A Fairytale
Gisele and Tom continued to see each other. Everything was going so well that it almost seemed too good to be true. It was like living in a perfect high school scenario where the head cheerleader dates the quarterback. The new lovebirds kept their relationship a secret for a while.
But when the Patriots quarterback and the highest-paid model in the industry are together, it’s bound to leak. That was the least of their concerns, though. All they had to worry about was an unexpected phone call.
One Phone Call Changed Everything
Tom was happy and moving on with his new relationship with Gisele. Then he got a phone call that would turn his world upside down. The call was from his ex-girlfriend, Bridget, someone who he never thought he’d hear from again.
She was pregnant, and the baby was his. He had no idea what to do with the news because Bridget had decided she was going to keep the baby. Tom had to figure out a way to break the news to Gisele.
The News Was Hard For Gisele To Digest
Bridget called Tom two months into his relationship with Gisele. When Tom finally told her about the pregnancy, it was hard for Gisele to digest. But what was worse was the lack of privacy the three were facing.
Just one day after Gisele found out about the pregnancy, it was all over the news. The thing was, Gisele knew she wanted to stay with Tom, so they were going to have to figure things out — the three of them.
Bridget Cried When She Came Home From The Hospital
After giving birth to baby Jack in 2007, Bridget became a single mother. She told the media that when she got home with Jack, she burst into tears at the realization.
She wasn’t sure how she was going to raise her son by herself and thought she needed a partner so that the baby would grow up in a “traditional way.” The thing was that Tom was not the man for her. Plus, he had already moved on with Gisele.
Gisele Over-Stepping Her Boundaries
Gisele and Tom married in 2009, and the realization that Jack was going to have an official step-mom hit Bridget hard. Gisele then made a questionable comment in a Vanity Fair interview, saying, “I understand that [Jack] has a mom, and I respect that, but to me, it’s not like because somebody else delivered him, that’s not my child.”
Rumors began to swirl. People thought that because of the statement, the two ladies might have some tension.
Gisele Calls Jack Her “Bonus Child”
Although the media was trying to stir the pot with stories about jealousy and tension between Gisele and Bridget, they weren’t finding any. In a recent interview, Gisele discussed how happy she is that Jack came into her life.
She says that he’s brought so much love into her heart and that he’s her “bonus child.” Sorry to the media, but there is no evil step-mother story to be found here! Gisele treats Jack the same as her other children.
Bridget Put The Rumors To Rest
After years of refusing to make a public statement, Bridget finally had enough with the rumors. Especially the ones revolving around her and Gisele not getting along. Bridget has publicly stated that she and both Tom and Gisele speak regularly.
“My son has two loving parents and an extended family, whether it’s cousins or stepmothers or boyfriends. My son is surrounded by love,” says Bridget. From crying after coming home from the hospital to forging a loving family together, they’ve all come a long way!
Jack Has An Extended Family
In an interview with People, Bridget stated, “Tom and I made a decision to raise a child together, and we both found partners that not only supported us in raising that child but also loved our child as if he was their own.”
“I don’t think you can ask for more than that. My son is surrounded by love and grandparents that go on forever, and it’s all good.” She added that from the beginning, the goal was to make Jack’s upbringing positive.
Tom Includes Jack In Everything
With a superstar quarterback as a dad, the perks are endless. And Tom is adamant about Jack enjoying every single one of them. Along with his two other children, Vivian and Benjamin, Tom always wants to include Jack in every important event.
During the Patriots’ last Super Bowl, all three of his children sat on the sidelines, cheering for their dad. Bridget didn’t attend, but she was fine leaving Jack in the care of Gisele.
Some Emails Were Leaked
During the “deflate-gate” scandal of 2015, private emails between Bridget and Tom were confiscated and leaked. The thing is, the correspondence was nothing like people expected. Some people imagined arguments between the parents, considering they aren’t together and are trying to raise their child while Tom is married to someone else.
No one expected the emails to be cordial and friendly. Not overly-friendly as some would like to think, but respectful as one would be to the mother or father of their child.
The Emails Prove They’re Co-Parenting Right
One of the messages that Bridget sent to Tom read, “Isn’t it cool that jack got a reading award!? he gets to wear a reading star pin now too. So proud.” then, later that very same day, Tom responded with, “He is such a smart boy. And he is a hard worker. I’m so proud of him.”
Their relationship should be a template for any couple going through the same experience — get over your differences and be friendly for your child’s sake.
Psychologists Are In Awe
Rachel Sussman, author of The Breakup Bible and a well-known psychotherapist, thinks that the emails are the perfect responses between exes who share a child. She says, “Just because a relationship ends, that doesn’t mean you have to spend the rest of your life being nasty to your ex.”
That is exactly the opposite of Brady, Bridget, and Gisele’s relationship. They all understand that each of them is now part of Jack’s life. So it’s either they work together or make him a middle man.
They All Share Information And Stories
Instead of keeping Jack’s achievements to themselves, the three co-parents enjoy sharing his accomplishments. Amy Morin, a psychotherapist, and author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, says, “Instead of keeping secrets or making it Jack’s responsibility to tell the other parent what’s going on, they’re able to talk about his accomplishments freely.”
Even though Jack most likely doesn’t know about the correspondence between his parents and step-mom, it will be beneficial to him in the long run.
The Three Of Them Are Friends
Since the co-parents all seem to get along via email, it’s safe to assume that they do so in public as well as behind closed doors. Usually, exes tend to get snippy at each other, especially when a new significant other is thrown into the mix.
There’s no telling what happens when the three of them are alone with their kids. Do they try and make Jack choose sides? Are the emails just for show because they’re not actually speaking to one another?
They’re The Same Everywhere They Go
Sources say that Bridget, Tom, and Gisele all act the same way wherever they are, whether its a public park, someone’s home, or over email. All they want is for their son to grow up with a loving family, no matter how unconventional that family might be.
Close friends to the three co-parents have said they way they all accept each other in their lives is incredible. The three of them even hang out with all of the kids, at times.
Bridget Got Married
In 2015, Bridget got married to Andrew Frankel, a New York City businessman. Although she was starting to get the swing of being a single mother, Bridget would be lying if she said she wasn’t excited to start this new chapter of her life.
Jack’s family has grown even bigger, including three step-brothers from Frankel’s previous relationship. One source from People said, “Bridget’s son Jack is excited to be gaining three incredible older brothers.”
Tom Credits His Role Model Parents
When asked how he’s able to juggle his family and relationship with Bridget, Tom always credits his parents. He says they are the ultimate role models when it comes to building a family.
It’s safe to say their solid parenting skills rubbed off on the star quarterback. His children are lucky to have him! Getting tickets to all of his games are just a bonus for all of the support and love he gives them, obviously!
Tom Is The Ultimate Dad
To his teammates, Tom is known as a stereotypical all-American dad. They say that he has no idea what clothing is in style, which artists are hip and cool, and, just to put a cherry on top of the dad trifecta, he even has a pocket full of bad dad jokes.
More than anything, it’s clear that he loves his children and would do anything for them, including taking them on awesome trips when he isn’t busy on the road with the Patriots.
Being An NFL Dad
Being in the NFL means a lot of training and traveling, both of which take Brady away from his family and children. But that doesn’t mean during the season Jack isn’t able to see his step-siblings, it’s just the opposite!
Tom loves when all of his kids can attend his games, something Bridget knows. The three of them make conscious efforts to include Jack in the events, making the games a family affair! He’s lucky to have such dedicated parents.
The Stunning Bedroom View
Tom Brady And Gisele Bündchen’s $14 million condo in New York City is located on the 47th floor of the famed One Madison building in Manhattan, just a few floors below the building’s three-floor $50 million penthouse. It’s no wonder they have such an incredible skyline view.
The interiors of One Madison were overseen by Yabu Pushelberg, a renowned New York and Toronto based interior design firm whose stylish and modern interiors grace the Las Alcobas hotel in Mexico City and the Caroline Herrera store in New York City. The amazing views in Tom and Gisele’s apartment don’t stop there.
Bright Lights, Big City
It must be difficult to watch television at night with the incredible backdrop of a lit-up Manhattan surrounding you. Floor to ceiling windows are found throughout the three-bedroom condo, and make the most of that amazing 47th floor view. We’re guessing Tom and Gisele aren’t afraid of heights.
Their $14 million digs aren’t the couple’s first foray into the world of Manhattan real estate. Tom Brady previously owned a condo at the Time Warner Center, which he sold for a cool $17.5 million, and Gisele Bündchen owned a triplex penthouse on West 11th Street, which she sold for $4.4 million.
The Modern Sitting Room
There isn’t a single room in Gisele and Tom’s One Madison apartment that doesn’t have a stunning view. Their modern sitting room’s neutral color palate lets that view take center stage. There’s plenty of room in this $14 million pad for their two children to run and play.
The corner sitting room has north and east views, and an open floor plan to take advantage of all that natural light. The condo was originally listed at $16.5 million, though we can hardly call a $14 million home a steal. Of course, the dining area and kitchens are a major selling point for this power couple’s cool condo.
The Dining Area
The One Madison condo’s dining area is no less stunning than the rest of the apartment. A sculptural, modern lamp hangs over a family dining table looking out onto the city. Though they settled on this incredible apartment, they were also considering some other options.
Tom and Gisele were checking out a 2,800-square-foot $11.5 million duplex with a 400-square-foot terrace in the Walker Tower luxury development at 212 West 18th Street before settling on their residence at One Madison in the summer of 2013. The dining area isn’t the only family-friendly space in this apartment. Just wait until you see the children’s room.
An Incredible Children’s Room
Can you imagine the life of Tom Brady andGisele Bündchen’s kids? The couple have a daughter, Vivian Lake Brady, born in 2012, and a son, Benjamin Brady, born in 2009—and those kids have the most incredible children’s rooms ever. Brady also has another son, Jack, who he shares with his ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan.
Like every other space in the apartment, the children’s rooms has floor to ceiling windows that look out over Manhattan. This isn’t the only place the Brady children rest their heads. The family splits their time between New York and a 14,000-square foot mansion in Boston’s exclusive Brookline suburb. The couple also owned a newly constructed $20 million home in Los Angeles with a castle-like play area for the kids and a moat, but sold it to Dr. Dre.
An Open Floorplan
One of the things that may have drawn Brady and Bündchen to their $14 million apartment in the Flatiron district is the open floor plan. The main living space connects to an open kitchen and separate dining area, giving the entire apartment a light, open, and airy feeling.
Their New York abode is approximately 3,300-square-feet, which amounts to a staggering $4,242 per square foot. At least the open floor plan makes the most of that space, especially since the Brady bunch have gotten used to their massive Brookline mansion. One of the best features of the apartment is the ability to cook and interact with the family at the same time.
Talk While You Cook
With little children running around, it’s important to be able to see where they’re at even while preparing dinner. It’s likely that the One Madison apartment’s kitchen gets a lot of use, considering Tom and Gisele’s strict diets.
Tom and Gisele say about 80 percent of their diet is vegetarian. The power couple relies on the help of their personal chef Allen Campbell, who believes a plant-based diet has the power to reverse and prevent disease. Even the couple’s kids eat a healthy diet, with the whole family cutting out white sugar, white flour, iodized salt, canola oil, caffeine, and dairy.
A Bright Bathroom
Even the bathroom is beautiful. The Brady clan gets ready in the morning in front of skyline views. Gisele, who has talked about her makeup routine in the past, likes to keep her off-duty look natural and simple by rubbing Chanel’s Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation on her face.
The apartment has two and half baths in total, with the largest off the master bedroom, one attached to a guest bedroom, and a half bath in the hall by the great room.All the bathrooms make use of natural light and clean lines for a modern look.
There’s no space for clutter in these super modern bathrooms. Marble countertops and floors lend a clean look to the rooms, but it’s not exactly clear where the famous supermodel would store her beauty supplies.
Even though their $14 million apartment is incredible, Brady and Bündchen are already looking to unload the apartment and upgrade to a $20-million 5,000 square foot New York City apartment in Tribeca that’s still being designed by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern. In the meantime, they’re renting out their One Madison apartment for a whopping $40,000 a month (plus an additional $2,500 for the furniture).
A Marble Tub
If you don’t have $40,000 a month to take a soak in Gisele and Tom’s gorgeous marble tub, at least you can look at pictures of the space. It’s hard to believe their $14 million apartment will go back on the market after just four years, but the duo are moving on to bigger and better real estate, putting their apartment back on the market for $17.25 million.
When One Madison’s luxury condos first hit the market in 2007, the building almost immediately ran into financial woes. Lawsuits plagued the high rise until new management took over, and they were able to attract A-list buyers like Tom and Gisele. So how can this power couple afford to move to an even ritzier pied-a-terre?