Gisele Says Tom Brady's Love Child Was a "Wake-Up Call"
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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