Running In The Same Circles
Bridget Moynahan is best known to audiences for her role as Erin Reagen on CBS show Blue Bloods. She has also appeared in Sex and the City as well as its spinoff And Just Like That, and she also starred in Coyote Ugly alongside Tyra Banks. As Moynahan became more famous, so did Brady, and they were bound to meet at some point.
An Immediate Spark
After she and Brady met, there was an instant connection between them. After their successful dates, they went on to be in a relationship that would last for three years. However, by 2006, things took a turn and the pair decided to end their relationship. Little did they know, they would end up involved with each other’s lives for good…
A Blind Date
After his relationship with Moynahan ended, Tom was set up on a blind date. Well, as you might imagine, showing up to a blind date that ended up being with the world’s most famous supermodel couldn’t have gone too terribly, right?
Before Their Relationship
Way before Tom and Gisele even met one another, the Boston Herald asked her about him, and her response couldn’t have been clearer. She said: “He’s cute, but if he has a girlfriend, he’s gay to me.” Gisele made it clear that she was not interested in anyone who is in a relationship.
Her Own Breakup
Gisele had been dating actor Leonardo DiCaprio for six years before the pair decided to end their relationship. In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, she shared that her friends had been setting her up on blind dates, but none of them were going well. She decided to try one last time, and this final blind date would change her life forever.
After so many blind dates that hadn’t gone too well, she really didn’t have expectations that this would be any different. In the same interview with Jimmy Fallon, she explained that when she met Tom, she knew that she was immediately interested after gazing into his “sweet eyes.” After the date, she had a feeling they would end up together. Brady felt the same way she did, and they started dating.
A Real-Life Fairytale
From the moment the pair started dating, they were inseparable. They were so happy together and things were going so well that it felt like their relationship was a fairytale. They wanted to keep their relationship quiet for a while, but that’s pretty tough considering they’re some of the most famous people in the world. The news was bound to come out. Little did they know that a phone call would soon change the course of their lives.
While the two were blissfully happy in their new relationship, Brady received a very unexpected phone call from his ex Bridget. What was she calling about? She was pregnant, and he was the father. In an instant, his life changed completely, especially since Bridget told him she was keeping the baby. He now had to face Gisele with this news.
Hard To Digest
Tom received this life changing phone call when he and Gisele had been together for just two months. When he finally told her, she felt absolutely blindsided. What made matters way worse was the fact that somehow this news leaked to the press, and the three were all hounded by the press. Gisele didn’t feel that she wanted to end her relationship with Tom, and she thought they could figure things out.
She Cried After Coming Home
In August 2007. John “Jack” Edward Thomas Moynahan was born. When Bridget came back to the hospital, it truly dawned on her that she was going to be a single mother, and the prospect made her burst into tears. She wanted a partner to raise her child with, but she knew that Tom was not going to be that man.
In 2009, Tom and Gisele got married, so that meant that Gisele officially became Jack’s stepmother. While speaking to Vanity Fair, Gisele said: “I understand that [Jack] has a mom, and I respect that, but to me, it’s not like because somebody else delivered him, that’s not my child.” Following this statement, rumors immediately began to swirl and people claimed that this had to mean there was tension between her and Bridget.
Her “Bonus Child”
As these rumors continued to rage on, Gisele decided it was time to put them to rest. In another interview, she shared that she is so happy that Jack is a part of their lives and that not only does she love him, but she considers him her “bonus child.”
Shutting Down Rumors
For many years, Bridget refused to address any of the rumors that had been floating around, but she had finally had enough. In a statement, she revealed that she is regularly in touch with Tom and Gisele. She stated: “My son has two loving parents and an extended family, whether it’s cousins or stepmothers or boyfriends. My son is surrounded by love.”
An Extended Family
In an interview with People magazine, Bridget explained: “Tom and I made a decision to raise a child together, and we both found partners that not only supported us in raising that child but also loved our child as if he was their own. I don’t think you can ask for more than that. My son is surrounded by love and grandparents that go on forever, and it’s all good.”
When it comes to his kids, Tom loves all of his children equally and Jack is never left out. When your father is one of the most famous athletes in the world, there are some pretty great perks that come along with it. All three of his children (Jack, Vivian, and Benjamin) would all sit together on the sidelines in order to cheer him on. Bridget, however, was never present at these games.
The Leaked Emails
In 2015, Brady faced a scandal that would affect his career for more than a year. In fact, due to “Deflategate,” some of his personal emails were leaked online, some of which included messages he sent to Moynahan. A lot of people were pretty surprised that their interactions were cordial and friendly, but also not too friendly. It was nice to see that they could really co-parent.
One message that Bridget sent to Tom read: “Isn’t it cool that Jack got a reading award!? He gets to wear a reading star pin now too. So proud.” Tom’s response was: “He is such a smart boy. And he is a hard worker. I’m so proud of him.”
Author of The Breakup Bible and psychotherapist Rachel Sussman explained that their email exchanges are a great model for exes that are co-parenting. She explains: “Just because a relationship ends, that doesn’t mean you have to spend the rest of your life being nasty to your ex.”
Author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do and psychotherapist Amy Morin further explained: “Instead of keeping secrets or making it Jack’s responsibility to tell the other parent what’s going on, they’re able to talk about his accomplishments freely.” It’s amazing that Tom, Gisele, and Bridget are able to communicate about Jack’s accomplishments with one another.
Three’s A Crowd?
While we have seen concrete evidence that Tom, Gisele, and Bridget are all cordial with one another in emails, what about their in-person interactions? Is is just as friendly and cordial, or are things different once they are face to face?
Just The Same
Sources that are close to them have said that in their in-person interactions, the three as just as cordial as in their emails. The main thing is that they all have Jack’s best interest at heart and they want him to grow up in a loving environment with a supportive family, despite their untraditional situation. Many times, the three spend time with all three of the children at the same time.
Bridget Moves On
In 2015, Bridget married NYC businessman Andrew Frankel. Even though she was managing great as a single mom, she was happy to meet Andrew and introduce him to her life. Jack has three step-brothers through Frankel’s previous relationship.
Great Role Models
When asked about how he manages to parent his kids well, Brady always says without fail that he think that his parents were fantastic role models for him and he always credits them for teaching him how to build a strong tight-knit family unit.
Brady The Dad
All of his teammates always say that Tom is the stereotypical American dad. Although he dresses stylishly thanks to his supermodel wife, he is never aware of who the cool musicians are and he loves corny dad jokes. It is very clear that he adores all of his children and is always happy to see them cheering him on on the sidelines during games.
NFL Superstar Dad
Being an NFL star does mean that Tom has to spend a serious amount of time away from home, but during the NFL season, his kids often have the opportunity to watch their superstar dad play. He always makes sure that Jack is included so that the entire family is a part of the fun.
Their NYC Condo
Thanks to both Tom and Gisele’s incredibly successful careers, the pair have a seriously impressive combined net worth. They own this New York City condo in the Madison One building. The apartment is on the 47th floor with a jaw-dropping view, which explains its $14 million worth.
What’s truly incredible is the views from the apartment at night. New York City shines bright at night, and it is very clearly seen from this apartment. Tom and Gisele previously each owned New York City apartments before they bought this one together.
The Sitting Room
One of the nicest features of this incredible apartment is being able to relax in this sitting room that provides breathtaking views of the city. Best of all, with east and north facing windows, there is always plenty of natural light seeping in and endless city views to take in.
The Dining Room
The dining room is also quite impressive, as it also features the beautiful floor to ceiling windows with city views. The light fixture provides a wonderful modern statement and plenty of light. Before choosing this apartment at One Madison, the couple also looked at an $11.5 million duplex at the Walker Tower luxury building.
Can you imagine this room being your childhood room that you grew up in? Well, that’s the case for Brady’s kids. In addition to this incredible New York City apartment, Tom and Gisele also own a home in Tampa, Florida, since he now plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Open Floor Plan
One of the best and most impressive features of this stunning apartment is the open concept floor plan that helps so much natural light in. The 3300 square foot apartment is worth about $4242 per square foot.
The Kitchen And Living Spaces
Of course, both Tom and Gisele have jobs that involve keeping their bodies in top shape, and according to Gisele, their diets are about 80% vegeterian foods. Their private chef Allen Campbell makes sure that their plant-rich diets do not include flour, white sugar, canola oil, dairy, caffeine, iodized salt, and more.
One of the most beautiful rooms of this apartment is the bathroom that has a spacious soaking tub that overlooks the whole city. There are two and half bathrooms in the whole apartment, the largest one being a part of the master bedroom.
Clean, Modern Design
Without any extra or unnecessary features, this apartment is the epitome of clean and modern minimalistic design. Even though it’s an incredible place, it’s said that the Bradys are thinking of looking at other places, including a $20 million 5000 square foot apartment in Tribeca designed by architect Robert A.M. Stern.
Marble Tub With City Views
Who else can picture coming home after a stressful day to a relaxing bath with this stunning view? Interestingly enough, One Madison luxury condos have been on the market since 2007 but struggled for a while until new management was able to bring in A-listers like Tom and Gisele. So how is it they can afford this and more lavishly expensive homes?
Tom Brady’s Net Worth
Of course, being one of the best football players of all time means that it comes with a pretty big paycheck. Tom Brady’s estimated net worth is said to be around $200 million. When he left New England and signed on with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he signed a 2-year contract for $50 million with up to $9 million in potential incentive bonuses. He also earns millions from endorsement deals and business ventures.
Gisele Bundchen’s Net Worth
In 2004, Gisele became the top paid model in the world, maintaining this spot until Kendall Jenner recently overtook her. Thanks to her incredibly successful modeling career, acting jobs, and endorsement deals, Gisele has an estimated net worth of about $400 million. Together, the pair are both over half a billion dollars.
The couple sold their Los Angeles mansion to Dr. Dre and then purchased this mansion in Chestnut Hill, right by the Brookline Country Club in Massachusetts. The house features 15 bedrooms spread out the 14,000 square feet. They sold this home after Brady signed a contract with Tampa Bay.
One Tom and Gisele sold their incredible $14 million One Madison condo, they bought the Tribeca apartment, which has 5 bedrooms. The apartment overlooks the Hudson River and has amenities that include an 82 foot pool, steam room, sauna, cycling studio, yoga and Pilates studios, and a squash court.
Their new New York City apartment features spectacular panoramic views of the Hudson River, with the Hudson River Park serving as their unofficial backyard. They purchased this home because they wanted to have more space to enjoy with their children.