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15 Super-Awkward Details About Gisele Bundchen And Tom Brady's Relationship

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Between gunshots and intense diets, this power couple has a lot going on.

There’s no denying Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are a major power couple. Maybe you know her as one of the highest paid models in the industry or you know him as the five-time Super Bowl quarterback for the New England Patriots. Or you know them both from the recent (and controversial!) Facebook documentary series Tom vs. Time which chronicles both his off-season training regimen as well as his life at home with Gisele and their three children, Jack (Tom's son with ex Bridget Moynahan), Ben, and Vivian.

They’ve been together for a decade and whenever we see them on the red carpet or social media, they look like they’re having the time of their lives. They smile and flirt and look amazing together. But some facts about their marriage paint a slightly, well, different picture. For the non superfans in the group, here's some lesser-known facts you may not know about Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen's relationship.

1. Gisele wants Tom Brady to retire.

A post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on Feb 3, 2018 at 11:27am PST

Like any wife, she’ll support him no matter what he decides, but she’s reportedly been telling friends for years she wishes he’d stop playing and is pretty outspoken about him getting concussions during the season.

2. Their relationship began right after Tom Brady and Bridget Moynahan broke up.

Love knows no bounds, but he could’ve waited a little longer before starting a new relationship if he didn’t want to raise any eyebrows about the timeline.

3. Their relationship almost ended before it really started.

Soon after Tom and Gisele began dating, Bridget Moynahan announced she was three months pregnant. The news upset Gisele so much she almost broke off the relationship. That’s not the kind of news anyone wants to get, but especially not right after you started dating someone.


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4. She spends a lot of time sleeping alone.

During the season, he goes to bed early so he can be at practice in the morning, or sometimes can be found at all hours watching game footage at 3 AM. Dedication is one thing, but watching linebackers hit each other instead of sleeping next to your supermodel wife is another.

5. Gunshots were fired at their wedding.

A post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on Feb 26, 2017 at 9:51am PST

Two bodyguards and some paparazzi got into it and a gun was fired at the photographers before they left, leaving the bodyguards with an “attempt to severely harm” charge in November 2013. The couple didn’t recall hearing anything, but the bodyguards got a prison sentence and the photographers were probably inclined to change careers.

6. They disagree politically.

Brady had “Make America Great Again” hats in the locker room, but on Instagram, Gisele denied being a Trump supporter. It sounds like they just agree to disagree and choose instead not to talk about politics, but in such a divided political climate that has to leave them walking on eggshells at times.

7. They don’t discipline their kids the same way.

A post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on May 14, 2017 at 8:09am PDT

Brady told People that despite Giselle’s pleas for him to be tougher on their daughter, he still has a soft spot for her. “She’s too cute, and she just says, ‘Dad, please?’ and I say ‘Okay.’”

If it’s one thing parents need to be on the same page about, it’s discipline. No wonder Gisele is frustrated.

8. They follow a strict diet and make sure their kids follow it, too.

Their personal chef says 80 percent of what they eat is fresh, organic vegetables, whole grains, and beans. The other 20 percent is lean meats. They don’t eat white sugar, dairy, or caffeine of any kind. Not even coffee. Not. Even. Coffee.

9. “Deflategate” almost ruined their relationship.

A post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on Oct 16, 2016 at 11:18am PDT

With the stress and pressure from the Super Bowl scandal keeping Brady in and out of court, it was rumored that Gisele was threatening him with divorce. That was 2014, though, and they’re still going strong.

10. Brady was wrapped up in Ben Affleck’s nanny debacle.

When it was rumored that Affleck was cheating on Jennifer Gardner with their nanny, Christine Ouzounian, Brady was pictured on a private jet with both of them, and a photo was taken of Ouzounian wearing Brady’s Super Bowl rings. That couldn’t have have gone over well with Gisele.


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11. He admittedly acts like a baby when Gisele doesn't pay attention to him.

A post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on Nov 4, 2016 at 12:36pm PDT

He told Page Six, “I like attention from her, so when I'm not getting it, I let her know in immature ways, like a young, immature child would. You throw fits... you pout and you whine until you get what you want." What woman doesn’t want her grown husband throwing a hissy fit?

12. Brady wasn’t in the room when his son was born.

While he did come in after he was born, and it was his ex-girlfriend giving birth, to stay outside while the miracle of life is happening seems strange.

13. They have no problem with PDA.

A post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on May 2, 2017 at 11:28am PDT

It’s normal for a couple to hold hands or lean into each other on a red carpet, but this couple doesn’t care where they are. A quick glance at Bundchen’s Instagram will show you pics of the couple touching, kissing, and booty grabbing.

14. There's mystery about when they got engaged.

Some say it was on a private plane on Christmas Eve, others claim it wasn’t until mid-January. Regardless of when it happened, their engagement was only two months long before they tied the knot. Talk about fast.

15. They have two multimillion dollar homes.

A post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on Sep 21, 2016 at 3:32pm PDT

They have a $4.5 million estate on the East coast, and a $20 million mansion in L.A. Since the couple’s net worth is a massive $540 million, they gotta spend it somehow.


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Toni Hammer is a freelance writer, comedian, and author of Is it Bedtime Yet? Stories from a Mom Who Never Wanted the Job. She's married to Luke, her college sweetheart, and is the tired mom of Lily and Levi. You can find more from her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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