Before Tom Brady started dating Gisele Bundchen, he was in a relationship with Bridget Moynahan, with whom he had a kid together. This is a fact that not many people are aware of, but they should be. In December 2006, only two months after Brady and Bundchen started dating, Brady knew that his ex-girlfriend was expecting their child.
The “Blue Bloods” actress gave birth to her first child, a son named John Edward Thomas Moynahan, in August of 2007. The actress said at the time that Tom was there on the day that their baby was born, and that he also paid a visit after the birth and after some time had passed.
Moynahan discussed her determination to raise her son Jack as a divorced and single mom during an interview with Harper’s Bazaar that took place in July of 2008. She said that while some people had the impression that becoming a mother is simple, she went home sobbing after learning she had a child and was unprepared to care for her.
Since then, she has been taken aback by the fact that everything has been going rather well. She never considered the possibility that her life may function normally without a partner. She went on to say that
“I’m not sure anybody grows up thinking, ‘I want to be a single parent,’ but it’s possible that I’m incorrect about this,” she said.
Moynahan was in a relationship with Tom Brady, an NFL quarterback, from 2004 to 2006. In December 2006, her agent revealed that they had ended their relationship. At the time, Brady was already dating Bundchen.
Her agent verified in February 2007 that she was over three months pregnant with Brady’s kid at the time of the confirmation. She acknowledges that it was a difficult period for her since she was pregnant and experiencing emotional turmoil at the same time.
She confessed that it was tough to be stuck in a media frenzy where the attention was on her carrying the kid alone while Brady went on to another woman. Despite the fact that she fully accepted becoming Jack’s mother, she acknowledged that it was hard. Once, she disclosed to me:
Even if you’re in your 30s, having this discussion might be challenging when you discover that you’re pregnant out of the blue and no one is there to support you.
Moynahan continued by saying that despite being in her 30s, she was a conventional girl who had a strong belief in the institution of marriage. As she was growing up, she always imagined that she would bring up her own children in such a manner. In point of fact, she found it difficult to come to terms with the notion that the manner she had Jack was also the way she was starting a family.
Even though it has been reported in the media that Moynahan and Brady had a contentious relationship, the two have managed to keep things cordial and have vowed to bring up their kid together.
Moynahan said that she and Brady had deliberated about whether or not to co-parent their kid with their separate spouses and ultimately decided to do so.
Moynahan tied the knot with billionaire Andrew Frankel in 2015, whilst Brady tied the knot with Bundchen in 2009. In spite of all that has been placed in the past, the four of them have each done everything they could to ensure that Jack grew up in the most positive environment possible.
When Tom Brady won his tenth Super Bowl, he was careful to mention that a very important person was in attendance to see him play. After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Green Bay Packers in the title game, the superstar made it a point to sprint up to the stands as soon as possible to give his kid a bear embrace.
The great athlete scaled the barrier to reach Jack and tell him, “Love you, son.” Jack returned the sentiment. Brady made care to mention the following points in an interview after the game:
“He is a one-of-a-kind child. My family is very dear to me. Obviously, I have a lot of affection for my team, and there is simply no better feeling than celebrating a victory with each and every one of my teammates at the same time.”
Moynahan felt exactly the same way as Jack did over his father’s accomplishment; he was overjoyed for him. She congratulated him in a post that she dedicated to him on Instagram, and their followers praised them for the positive connection that they have as co-parents with one another.
Bundchen was at a loss for what to do when she discovered that the ex-girlfriend of her then-boyfriend was expecting a child with him. Despite this, she acknowledges that she couldn’t have wished for an “extra kid” who is any nicer than the one she has now.
In addition to this, Bundchen and Moynahan have developed a healthy friendship with one another in recent years. In point of fact, they communicate with one another just as often as Brady and Moynahan do.
Even though Moynahan was the one who was mostly responsible for Jack’s upbringing throughout the years, Brady was never too far away. In point of fact, they came to the conclusion that it would be best for their kid to be raised by both of them alongside their respective spouses. She revealed that
“Tom and I made the choice to raise a kid together, and we both found partners who not only supported us in raising that child, but also loved our child as if he were their own,” the author writes. “We both found partners who loved our child as if he were their own.”
After marrying Bundchen in 2009, Brady and Bundchen went on to have two children together: a boy called Benjamin, who is now 12 years old, and a daughter named Vivian, who is 9 years old. Both of them have a strong bond with their half-brother and look forward to spending as much time as they can together.
The NFL player made it a point to honor the two mothers who had played an important role in his life on Mother’s Day this year. He greeted Bundchen with a black-and-white family portrait and published an Instagram Story with Bundchen, Moynahan, and their kid. He also shared the black-and-white photo with Bundchen.
In a similar manner, Bundchen acknowledged Moynahan’s contribution by posting a picture of the two of them along with producer Jody Joynes. She wrote “Happy Mother’s Day to these supermoms” in the caption of the photo.
In the end, Moynahan is happy that she was able to give birth to her baby Jack. She was previously quoted as saying that being a mother was the single most important thing in her life because it taught her how to prioritize her responsibilities in a way that modeling and acting never could.
In the end, Moynahan acknowledges how fortunate she is to be Jack’s mother. She has said in the past that being a mother has been the single most beneficial experience for her in terms of honing her ability to concentrate on what is really important, far more so than any amount of modeling or acting could ever be.
Watch the interview below: