Gisele Bundchen insisted on having her pregnant belly airbrushed out of fashion photo-shoots while she was expecting because she refused to share the "sacred" experience with the world.
The Brazilian beauty first sparked rumors she was to be a mom last May when she and her football hero husband Tom Brady were spotted leaving an obstetrician's office just three months after they wed in Santa Monica, California. Brady denied the claims at the time but the reports refused to go away - and the supermodel only fuelled the rumors by staying silent, despite being pictured out and about sporting a bulging stomach.
More from YourTango: Nicki Minaj's Most Skintastic Instagrams
She also featured in a number of new advertising campaigns for top fashion labels, including coat company London Fog, but her baby bump was replaced in the shots with images of her usual slender frame.
Read more of Gisele's story at Starpulse.com.
More from Starpulse.com: