How Did Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen Meet? Shockingly, Not At A Singles Mixer For Quarterbacks & Models
I don't know a lot about football, but I do know that the New England Patriots are going to the Super Bowl and that Tom Brady is very attractive. And I also know that his wife is none other than Gisele Bündchen, by far the highest paid model and one of the most recognizable supermodels in the world. Over the weekend, Bündchen shared adorable snaps of their children prepping for their dad's big conference championship game and cheering him on, all while wearing Brady jerseys and looking pretty perfect. The couple seem to be as in love as ever before, so I wonder: How did Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen meet? And how do I make my next relationship this adorable?
It can't be an easy feat to remain such a tight-knit and devoted couple when constantly under the blaring media spotlight, but I suppose it comes with the territory when you are as talented, rich, and loved as these two. After they each had some very public relationships and breakups, Brady and Bündchen found love in a not-so-hopeless place (ahem, Tinder) and were set up through a friend!
Because I have been obsessed with Leonardo DiCaprio since I was 10 years old, I was well aware of all the lucky ladies who I was absolutely jealous of. DiCaprio and Bündchen were in a super publicized relationship from 2000 until 2005, and it wasn't until late 2006 that Bündchen met the man that would become her husband. She once shared with Vanity Fair about meeting Brady:
I knew right away — the first time I saw him. We met through a friend. The moment I saw him, he smiled and I was like, That is the most beautiful, charismatic smile I’ve ever seen! We sat and talked for three hours. I had to go home for Christmas, but I didn’t want to leave. You know that feeling of, like, you can’t get enough? From the first day we met, we’ve never spent one day without speaking to each other.
Sighhhh. The Brady also opened up to Details about their first date, sharing, "This friend told me he knew a girl version of me." Bündchen then added to the interviewer in the background, "And [the friend] said to me he'd found a boy version of me."
Soon after meeting and beginning dating, the new couple was faced with surprising and challenging news: Brady's ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan was pregnant with his child. Although this could have easily discouraged or ended a burgeoning relationship, they each knew that what they had was something worth fighting for. Bündchen shared with Vanity Fair that the baby "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."
After two years of dating, the couple married in February 2009 and have since had two children themselves, Benjamin and Vivian. By all accounts, they are as happy and in love as the first moment they met. I hope to continue seeing this inspiring relationship flourish and change our perceptions of celebrity couples for years to come, because sometimes it actually does work!
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