Bridget Moynahan got married this weekend in the Hamptons to businessman Andrew Frankel. The two kept the details about the wedding under wraps until the big day, but Moynahan did post this photo on her Instagram with the caption:
Oh, by the way, guess what I just did @johndolanphotog #sohappy #perfection #friends #family #forever
Read on to learn more about Moynahan’s husband.
1. They Met Through a Friend
A source briefly told People about the couple,
“They met each other through a friend and she has been on cloud nine ever since.”
At the wedding, the couple asked guests to donate, in lieu of gifts, to The Hole in Wall Gang Camp, which serves youth with cancer and other serious blood diseases.
A source told People,
“[This] is an organization near and dear to the hearts of both the bride and groom.”
It is not clear how long the couple has been dating or engaged.
2. Moynahan is Tom Brady’s Ex
Brady began dating current wife Gisele Bündchen, who he now has two children with, in December 2006 right after his breakup with Moynahan.
Brady and Bündchen wed in 2009. She told Vanity Fair.
“We’ve been together over two years; we’ve been living together. My idea of that is you have a partner who’s got your back. When I’m weak, you can be strong; when I’m strong, you can be weak. That’s what I believe marriage is. Loving someone, you want to grow with them, share with them, share the same values, the same feelings about things, the same beliefs.”
Moynahan’s marriage to Frankel is her first, according to Newsday.
3.Moynahan & Brady Have a Child Together
The two have an 8-year-old son, John (Jack) Edward Thomas Moynahan, together. Two months after the end of their three-year relationship in February 2006, Moynahan revealed she was pregnant. Brady was already with Bündchen at this time.
Moynahan told People she is a traditional girl and it was hard to accept being a single mom at first:
“When you’re suddenly pregnant and no one is standing by your side, even if you’re in your 30s, it’s a hard conversation. I’m a traditional girl, and I believe in marriage, and I just always thought that’s the way I’d be doing this. For a moment, it was hard for me to accept that this was the way I was going to have a family.”
But Moynahan and Brady seem to have a good relationship with their son despite not being together.
Moynahan told E! in 2011,
“My son has two loving parents in an extended family, whether it’s cousins or stepmothers or boyfriends. My son is surrounded by love.”
4. Frankel Has Three Sons of His Own
Frankel has three older sons from a previous relationship. A source told People that Frankel and Moynahan are looking forward to blending their families and jack is excited to be gaining three incredible older brothers,”
Moynahan told Harper’s Bazaar back in 2008 that she wanted a man in her son’s life that was right.
“I think it’s important to have a strong male figure in my son’s life and I want something equal to that in my life, as a partner, a lover, a friend. But I’d rather be alone [than] with somebody who doesn’t work. I don’t need that, and my son doesn’t need that.”
5. Frankel is the Co-President of Stuart Frankel & Co.
According to Frankel’s LinkedIn page, he attended The University of Pennsylvania and has a degree in economics. He is Co-President of Stuart Frankel & Co., a Wall Street institutional brokerage firm. The company was founded in 1973 and prides itself on offering “research and execution,” with cash equities and derivatives globally.
Frankel lists some of his top LinkedIn skills as equities, asset management, investments and derivatives.