Tom Brady’s wife: Gisele Bündchen
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will go down as one of the greatest to ever do it. At 44 years old, he’s still trucking along and looking to win yet another Super Bowl after leading the Bucs to the promised land in 2020. Along the way, he has had a special woman by his side and two children. In this post, we’re taking a look at Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen.
Tom Brady’s wife: Gisele Bundchen
Bundchen was born on July 20, 1980, in the Southern Region of Brazil and is a sixth-generation German Brazilian. Her mother was a bank clerk, while her father was a sociologist and writer. Bundchen has a total of five sisters and grew up a Roman Catholic.
At a young age, she was very keen on being a volleyball player, but her mother instead enrolled Bundchen and two of her sisters in a modeling course. That was just the start of a very special career. Following the course, Bundchen and her sisters were rewarded with a trip to Sao Paulo and Rio, where she was eventually discovered by a modeling agency. Bundchen then placed second in a contest called Elite Model Look. After that, she moved to Sao Paulo in 1995 to officially launch her modeling career. It didn’t take long for Bundchen to make her first appearance in the US either, debuting at New York Fashion Week in 1996.
Just a year later, it all took off. Although she faced some rejections, she ultimately appeared in an Alexander McQueen runway show and went on to pose for Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, and more. Bundchen then appeared on the cover of Vogue Paris, but that was just the start. She eventually starred on the front of 38 Vogue magazines and in 2000, Bundchen was named the most beautiful girl in the world. Talk about an honor. If you think of any big company, she has modeled for it. Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, you name it.
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Since 2011, Bundchen is one of the highest-paid models in the world and has been listed on numerous Forbes lists throughout the years for just how successful she is financially. From 2002 to 2017, she was the top-earning model on the globe. Modeling eventually took her to different avenues, too. Bundchen has made appearances on the big screen, playing supporting roles in The Devil Wears Prada and Taxi. She has even produced her own cartoons as well. She has even made a few songs, but they weren’t the most successful.
Over the last number of years, Bundchen has done a lot of charity work to help the less fortunate around the world with organizations like Save The Children, Doctors Without Borders, and Red Cross. While she still does modeling from time to time, her focus is more set on other endeavors, like writing books and helping charities. She officially left IMG modeling in February 2021.
As for relationships, Tom Brady wasn’t her first. She was actually married to Leonardo DiCaprio from 2000 to 2005, but it didn’t work out. However, they were deemed one of the hottest couples in the world at the time. She eventually met Brady in 2006, when a friend introduced them to each other on a blind date. Pretty crazy way to meet, especially when you’re already so famous. They hit it off and began dating.
Just three years later in February 2009, Bundchen and Brady got married in a small ceremony in Santa Monica, California. They also decided to have another wedding in Costa Rica. It didn’t take long for the couple to have their first child either, with Benjamin Rein Brady born in ’09. Bundchen is also the stepmother to Brady’s first son from his previous relationship with Bridget Moynahan.
On social media, Bundchen has a total of 17.7 million followers on Instagram alone, where she posts lots of photos of her family:
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In 2011, the duo was named the highest-paid couple in the world by Forbes, which likely hasn’t changed. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Brady and Bundchen combine for a net worth of $650 million. She is worth a reported $400 million on her own.
They lived in Boston for a long time when Brady was playing for the Patriots, but now they’re residing in Florida. In fact, Bundchen and Brady bought a crazy mansion in Indian Creek in December 2020 just before TB12 won another Super Bowl with the Buccaneers.
It may seem like Bundchen hit the lottery by marrying a legend like Tom Brady, but she doesn’t need any of his success. The 41-year-old is an absolute superstar all on her own, evident by her ridiculous net worth. There’s nothing she hasn’t done, and basically every notable modeling agency or company has had Bundchen campaign for them, whether it was on a runway or on the front of a magazine.
That’s everything you need to know about Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen. She’s one of the most successful women in the world and the partner of arguably the greatest quarterback to ever step on the gridiron.