Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen: Through The Years

Tom Brady, 31, and Gisele Bundchen, 28, were married yesterday in a small Catholic ceremony in Santa Monica.

They’re considered to be two of the most beautiful people in the world, stars in their respective fields (professional football and super-modeling), and are going to have some seriously beautiful children if their DNA cooperates.

Their relationship began in 2006 amidst some controversy.

Bundchen had always admired Brady, and referred to him as “definitely not too shabby. He’s pretty cute. All-American, that’s a good way to describe him” in December.

New England Patriots quarterback Brady, who’s won multiple Super Bowls, had been linked with I, Robot actress Bridget Moynahan between 2004 and 2006. The two split in December 2006. Which was when Tom began dating Gis.

A fly appeared in Tom and G’s relationship ointment when Moynahan went public in February 2007, with the news that she was carrying her ex-boyfriend’s baby.

Moynahan gave birth to John Edward Thomas Moynahan on August 22, 2007,  and has been raising him as a single mom, although Tom sees his son.

“Going through that traumatic time of being heartbroken and then being pregnant turned my whole life upside down and inside out and just knocked the wind out of me,”  Moynahan told Harper’s Bazaar after the birth.

Bundchen, instead of bolting when her new guy was suddenly with child, hung around and has been photographed playing step-girlfriend to John.

Brady injured himself during a Patriots game on Sept 7, 2008 and was benched for the entire 08-09 football season.

He was often photographed out and about with Bundchen in NYC—shopping, lunching and generally doing the happy couple thing.

Brady also bought an $11 million plot of land in Brentwood on which they could build a home.

Their relationship continued hot and heavy, and there were even rumors of a inadvertent sex tape depicting the couple getting after it in the wine cellar of New York eatery Phillipe. Page Six reported last March that the two had reportedly been caught on security cameras, but the restaurant allegedly guarded the footage out of respect.

“They’ve watched tape of…Tom Brady and Gisele [Bundchen] hooking up. They get a kick out of it, they laugh and comment on people,” a source said at the time.

The possibility of Gisele having it off with Brady before marriage jibed with some controversial comments she made to a South American newspaper about the Catholic church’s views on sex and birth control in June 2007.

“Today, no one is a virgin when they get married,” she said. “To prohibit condoms is ridiculous, just think of all the diseases transmitted without them.”

And then came Christmas Eve 2008. Reports surfaced that Tom had proposed to Gisele on a private jet heading from NYC to Boston with his family aboard that evening.

Bundchen was quick to deny that story, stating that she wasn’t even on the plane to relatives.

But in early January it was confirmed that they had indeed finally gotten engaged and then married yesterday.

It’s like some sort of royal marriage between modeling and athletics!