Gisele Bündchen has been with NFL quarterback Tom Brady since 2007, only a few months after he ended his nearly three-year relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan. Brady and Bündchen have been together ever since, but their relationship started in close proximity to his breakup with Moynahan. And to make things more interesting, he fathered a child with his former flame, which means Moynahan will be in Bündchen’s life forever — so how well do they get along?
Tom Brady and Bridget Moynahan | Mark Mainz/Getty Images
Brady found out Moynahan was pregnant just two months into dating Bündchen
Things between Brady and Bündchen heated up quickly after he broke it off with Moynahan. But everything came to a shocking halt just over two months later, when Moynahan revealed to Brady that he was the father of her child. Bündchen was shocked when she heard the news. “I felt like my world had been turned upside down,” she wrote in her book, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life. However, Bündchen stuck by her man’s side, despite the backlash that came with dating a man who had just gotten another woman pregnant. (To be clear, Brady and Moynahan were broken up, and his relationship with Bündchen had already started with he learned Moynahan was pregnant.)
Now, Bündchen is the step-mother of Moynahan and Brady’s son, Jack
The couple now has a blended family. John Edward Thomas Moynahan, known as Jack to family and friends, is Brady’s child with his ex. Brady and Bündchen also share two children of their own together, Benjamin and Vivian. But Bündchen embraces being a step-mom to Jack. “I understand that he has a mom, and I respect that. But to me, it’s not like because somebody else delivered him, that’s not my child — I feel it is, 100 percent,” Bündchen told Vanity Fair during a 2009 interview. Bündchen often posts all three children on social media together and includes Jack in the family photos. She took on the role of step-mom when she wasn’t asked to, but she loves it.
Brady, Bündchen, and all three children. | Gisele Bündchen via Instagram
Brady and Moynahan appear to co-parent well
Brady and Moynahan may have had a rocky end to their relationship and didn’t start a family the way either had planned, but as time goes on, their relationship gets smoother and smoother. A leaked email showed that the two co-parent well, focusing their attention on Jack rather than one another. It’s been more than a decade since their split, so it’s nice to see things have worked themselves out.
Bündchen and Moynahan appear to have no bad blood, either
Not only do Brady and Moynahan get along, but Bündchen and Moynahan do, too. The couple have squashed any bad blood they once held toward one another, and Bündchen definitely enjoys being a step mother to Jack. Plus, Bündchen and Moynahan were even spotted in a warm embrace as Moynahan dropped Jack off at his father’s house once in 2014. When it comes to co-parenting, the most important part is to make life easy for the child — and all three of them appear to always put Jack first.
Bündchen and Moynahan likely started out on the wrong foot, although there was never too much information about whether or not the two women got along. Regardless of how their relationship began, the two appear to be amicable today.
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