Gisele Says Tom Brady’s Love Child Was a “Wake-Up Call”

By: / March 30, 2009

When actress Bridget Moynahan announced that she was pregnant with New England Patriots QB Tom Brady‘s baby in 2007, it affected more than just Bridget and her ex-boyfriend Tom.

Tom had only just begun dating supermodel of the world Gisele Bundchen, and having your boyfriend’s ex reveal that she’s pregnant with his child can cause a girl to question herself.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Gis reveals that the announcment of John Edward Thomas Moynahan‘s impending birth was a “wake-up call” for her.

“In the beginning you’re living this romantic fantasy; you’re thinking, This can’t be true, it’s so good!” she explains. “And then, whoops – wake-up call!”

“It was definitely a surprise for both of us,” Bundchen admits. She wed Brady in a ceremony in Santa Monica in February, six months after Moynahan gave birth to Tom’s son.

Gisele says that when she received the news that Tom would be fathering a child with his ex-girlfriend only 2 months after she began dating him, she thought about leaving.

“[I]t was a very challenging situation,” says Bündchen. “Obviously, in the beginning, it’s not the ideal thing. You question at times – ‘Should I stay here? Maybe you should work this out. But when people break up, it’s for a reason.”

Gis, who has become a loving step-mom to John, says that dealing with the situation actually strengthened her relationship with Brady.

It “was a blessing, because otherwise I don’t think I would have known what he was made of, and he wouldn’t have known what I was made of.”

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