Monday 16 July 2018

'We met under pretty trying circumstances' - Tom Brady praises wife Gisele for sticking by him in their 'challenging' early days

Tom Brady with wife Gisele, left, and with ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan
Gisele Bundchen (L) and Tom Brady attend the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Huffington Post)
Model Gisele Bundchen and Football Player Tom Brady (wearing Versace) attend as The Mark Hotel celebrates the 2018 Met Gala at The Mark Hotel on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for The Mark Hotel)
Tom Brady (L) and Gisele Bundchen attend the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NFL player Tom Brady (L) and model Gisele Bundchen attend the Costume Institute Gala for the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The Huffington Post)
NFL player Tom Brady and model Gisele Bundchen attend the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Tom Brady (L) and Gisele Bundchen arrive for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. (Photo by Angela WEISS / AFP)
Tom Brady (L) and Gisele Bundchen arrive for the 2018 Met Gala on May 7, 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
NFL player Tom Brady (L) and model Gisele Bundchen arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Model Gisele Bundchen (L) and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attend the opening of Ermenegildo Zegna Global Store on 5th Avenue on March 11, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Tom Brady (L) and Gisele Bundchen attend the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)
Bridget Moynahan and football player Tom Brady of the New England Patriots attend the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala: Anglomania at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 1, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Bridget Moynahan and quarterback Tom Brady arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NFL quarterback Tom Brady and actress Bridget Moynahan attend the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "I, Robot" at the Village Theater on July 7, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrate after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Tom Brady with his wife Gisele

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Tom Brady couldn't wish for a "better partner for him in his life" than his wife Gisele Bundchen after they met "under pretty trying circumstances" back in 2006.

The 40-year-old American football quarterback had only been dating the supermodel for a matter of weeks when he found out that his ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan - whom he dated for two years - was more than three months' pregnant with their son John, now 10, but she agreed to stick by him and he believes she's perfect for him.

Speaking to Oprah Winfrey in a forthcoming 'Super Soul Sunday' episode, which will air this weekend, Tom said of his wife: "She had five sisters and I had three sisters, so it's a lot of women.

"And, you know, she comes from a different country and to move to New York when she was 17 and we met each other under pretty trying circumstances. And I think in a lot of ways that really challenging experience brought us together, in a very tight way."

Tom Brady with his wife Gisele
Tom Brady with his wife Gisele

The couple have two children - Benjamin, eight and five-year-old daughter Vivian - together and the hunk can't praise Gisele enough for the way she is with their kids.

Asked how being with Gisele has enhanced his life, he explained: "Oh man, every possible way, it really has. I couldn't imagine a better partner for me in my life, what I've gone through, how she supports me, the mom she is to our kids."

Tom married the 37-year-old beauty in 2009 and she recently admitted that his proposal was unexpected because he had convinced her that her flat was flooded.

She explained: "When he proposed to me he made up this whole story how my apartment was flooding, and I ran over there to fix the situation.

Bridget Moynahan and quarterback Tom Brady arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Bridget Moynahan and quarterback Tom Brady arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

"When I got there the whole apartment had candles and rose petals everywhere, and then he went down on his knees to propose.

"I was like, 'Get up!' because he just had surgery and had three staph infections. I'm like, 'What are you doing?' He's like, 'I gotta go on my knees.' I'm like, 'No, no, no. Get up, please!' So, here we are."

Model Gisele Bundchen and Football Player Tom Brady (wearing Versace) attend as The Mark Hotel celebrates the 2018 Met Gala at The Mark Hotel on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for The Mark Hotel)
Model Gisele Bundchen and Football Player Tom Brady (wearing Versace) attend as The Mark Hotel celebrates the 2018 Met Gala at The Mark Hotel on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for The Mark Hotel)

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