The Love Story of Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen: A Timeline
Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen were once considered one of the most good-looking power couples in the world. Their love story began in December 2006, when they went on a blind date set up by a friend. According to Gisele, it was love at first sight. Even though Tom was still in a relationship with Bridget Moynahan at the time, their romance was winding down.
The couple began dating and went public with their relationship in February 2007. However, just two months into their romance, they faced a major challenge. Bridget Moynahan revealed that she was pregnant with Tom’s child, even though they had already split up. Despite the unexpected news, Gisele decided to stay with Tom, and they remained firm as a couple.
In August 2007, Bridget gave birth to Tom’s son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan. Instead of driving a wedge between Tom and Gisele, the arrival of John brought them closer together. Gisele fully embraced her role as a stepmother and referred to John as her “bonus child.”
After two years of dating, Tom proposed to Gisele in January 2009. He surprised her by creating a fake scenario of her apartment flooding and then going down on one knee to propose. Gisele called it the most romantic thing Tom had ever done. They didn’t waste any time and got married a month later, in February 2009, in a small ceremony attended only by their parents.
In December 2009, the couple welcomed their first child together, a son named Benjamin Brady. Gisele opted for a home water birth, despite doctors advising her against it. She had always dreamed of giving birth naturally, and she stood firm in her decision.
Throughout their relationship, Tom and Gisele faced scrutiny and controversies. In 2012, Gisele caused a stir when she publicly criticized Tom’s teammates for dropping passes during a Super Bowl loss. However, these incidents didn’t deter their love for each other.
Unfortunately, after Tom un-retired from the NFL in March 2022, tension arose between the couple. Their marriage hit a rough patch, and they announced their divorce in October 2022. Tom has since announced his retirement for good. Despite their separation, Tom and Gisele have remained dedicated to co-parenting and have been open about their life since the split.
In a September 2023 interview with People, Gisele opened up about how tough the split had been for her. Both Tom and Gisele have moved on from their marriage, but their love story will always be remembered as an iconic relationship.