Tom Brady is one of the most celebrated athletes of all time. The 44-year-old quarterback had a remarkable tenure with the New England Patriots, skyrocketing to celebrity status while winning six Super Bowl rings in Boston.
The undisputed “Greatest of All Time” has accumulated a fortune throughout his playing career in the NFL, amassing more than $260 million in salary across his 21 years on the gridiron. And while most would assume an income like that would make Brady the breadwinner in his relationship, that isn’t the case.
Tom Brady’s wife Gisele Bündchen, a Brazilian supermodel, is reported to have a net worth of a staggering $400 million from her career in modeling. Astonishingly, her net worth is almost twice as large as that of her husband.
While Brady has spent the past two decades in the spotlight of the sports world as the New England Patriots quarterback, Bündchen has long been a dominant force on the modeling scene. Gisele earned the title of highest-paid model in the world back in 2012, three years after she and Brady tied the knot.
According to Forbes, Bündchen made over $45 million in 2012 alone, and she once again took home over $40 million from her modeling work in 2013. She’s been on thousands of magazine covers for outlets like Vogue, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan.
How did these two love birds meet?
Tom Brady’s Wife Gisele Bündchen
Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen got married in February 2009 and had two ceremonies in Santa Monica, California, and Costa Rica, just over two years after they initially met on a blind date because of a mutual friend at the Turks & Frog Wine Bar in New York City.
Since the couple got together, they have continued their ascension to superstardom, but things could have been a lot different for the famed pair had they not linked up back in 2006, especially considering the esteemed dating history the signal caller boasts.
Prior to marrying his Brazilian model wife, Brady was at work morphing the Pats into arguably the most dominant dynasty in the history of the NFL under head coach Bill Belichick. And while the three-time NFL MVP was wowing fans on ESPN and getting results on the field as quarterback of the New England Patriots, TB12 was also rather busy off of it.
Tom Brady’s First Wife & Ex Bridget Moynahan
Back in 2002, it was reported that Brady had a fling with 1997’s Playboy’s Playmate of the Year, Layla Roberts. The relationship didn’t last very long, and Roberts ended up marrying John Hilsinki in 2004.
Shortly after, Brady was rumored to have had a month-long romance with actress Tara Reid. Reid, while appearing on KIIS 1065’s “Kyle and Jackie O” radio show, admitted that she and Brady shared a kiss back in 2002.
Brady’s most renowned previous relationship (apart from his marriage to Gisele) was with Blue Bloods actress Bridget Moynahan. The pair were together from 2004-2006 and, somewhat controversially, have a child together, John Edward Thomas Moynahan. He goes by Jack.
The 44-year-old is also rumored to have had flings with a few other notable women in the past, including former Patriots cheerleader Meghan Vasconcellos, Ivanka Trump and Britney Spears. Believe what you want, though.
Gisele Bündchen Dating History
Tom Terrific was spotted with several notable figures during his time as a bachelor, but the same can certainly be said for model Gisele Bündchen, who’s done work for high-profile brands like Louis Vuitton and Chanel.
Prior to meeting Brady, Bündchen, who is from Brazil, was famously in a five-year relationship with superstar Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio from 2000-2005 before they parted ways. Bündchen discussed her relationship and eventual breakup with DiCaprio in her autobiography, “Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life,” which is available on Amazon.
After DiCaprio, the former Victoria’s Secret model was in a short relationship with professional surfer Kelly Slater from 2005-2006.
Also before she and Brady were introduced in New York, Bündchen had a short-lived fling with actor Chris Evans, renowned for his role as “Captain America,” in 2006.
Tom Brady’s Kids
While both Brady and Gisele were enjoying the bachelor life, the power couple eventually settled down together, and now have two children, son Benjamin Rein, 11, and daughter Vivian Lake, 8. They both call him “Papai,” which means “dad” in Gisele’s native language of Portugese.
The pair frequently take to social media with posts and pics of their family, offering glimpses into their home life during the NFL offseason, including during the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak. Brady doesn’t miss a chance to wish Gisele a happy birthday or happy Mother’s Day, whether in posts or on his Instagram story.
Despite the various A-list celebrities that both the six-time Super Bowl champ and one of the world’s highest-paid models had been spotted with in the past, he and Bündchen have now been happily married for 12 years.
Things haven’t always been perfect, as Brady told Sirius XM host Howard Stern in 2020, but they continue to stay strong.
The power couple looks primed to enter retirement together when the NFL quarterback eventually ends his career following his stint with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs signed Brady when he was a 42-year-old to a two-year, $50 million deal.
The Super Bowl LIII winner turned the Bucs into a playoff team in his first year in Florida, beat Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers in the NFC Championship Game and won Super Bowl LV against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on CBS.
It’s still weird to not be calling him “Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.” How many more Super Bowl wins does the NFL star have in him? That depends how long the best quarterback in NFL history plans on playing.
This post was originally published on October 16, 2020, but has been updated since.