Tom Brady & Gisele Bündchen: The Power Couple’s Dating History Before Marriage
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Tom Brady is one of the most celebrated athletes of all time. The 43-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 bread-maker 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 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 once again took home over $40 million from her modeling work in 2013.

Tom Brady’s Wife Gisele Bündchen

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Quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen got married in February 2009, just over two years after they initially met on a blind date 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 Gisele, 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 getting results on the field as quarterback of the New England Patriots, TB12 was also rather busy off of it.

Tom Brady Dating History

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’s radio show, admitted that she and Brady shared a kiss back in 2002.


Brady’s most renowned 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.

The 43-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.

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.

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, Gisele 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.

While both Brady and Gisele were enjoying the bachelor life, the power couple eventually settled down together, and now have two children, son Benjamin, 10, and daughter Vivian Lake, 7.


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.

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 11 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 look primed to enter retirement together when the NFL quarterback eventually ends his career following his stint with Tampa Bay Buccaneers and playing against Aaron Rodgers.

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Karl Rasmussen is a sports writer living in Brooklyn, NY. He studied journalism at the University of Oregon and is an avid fan of the Oregon Ducks, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Yankees and New York Jets.
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