Tom Brady has more on his mind than beating the Giants on Sunday. His wife, retired supermodel Gisele Bundchen, opened up in an interview yesterday about how hard it was dealing with the news of Brady’s ex-girlfriend, Bridget Moynahan, being pregnant with his baby in 2007—right after the model and quarterback started dating.
But there is often drama, and the unavoidable scrutiny, when it comes to the women in Brady’s life. Being married to and having two children with Bundchen, while trying to maintain a relationship with Moynahan and their son John can certainly get complicated.
Here’s what you need to know about their relationship:
1. Moynahan Is an Actress & Recently Wrote a Cookbook
The 43-year-old danced her way – literally – onto the movie screen alongside Tyra Banks in the movie Coyote Ugly. Since then she has been in other major films such as Serendipity, The Sum of All Fears and I, Robot.
She has also taken her talents to the TV screen, making appearances in Sex and the City, as Mr. Bigs’ love interest, and Six Degrees, about the intertwined destinies of six New Yorkers, and since 2010 she has held a main role in CBS’ Blue Bloods, about a family of cops.
Most recently, she has been promoting “The BlueBloods Cookbook,” on shows such as The Chew and The Rachael Ray Show. A centerpiece of the show is the family dinners the characters enjoy together and this cookbook was published to inspire a, “successful family dinner of family, love and food.”
2. Moynahan Gave Birth to Brady’s Son Jack in 2007
Brady and Moynahan started dating in 2004 before calling it quits in December of 2006.
Shortly after the breakup, Brady started dating Bundchen. Then in February 2007, Moynahan announced she was more than three-months pregnant with both her and Brady’s first child.
John, known as Jack, was born on August 22, 2007 in Santa Monica and in July 2008 Moynahan opened up to Harper’s Bazaar about her thoughts during and following the pregnancy. She said she was “heartbroken” and pregnant.
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.
She told Bazaar that when she brought home Jack for the first time, she cried.
I walk in and just started sobbing. All of a sudden, you have this newborn you have no training for. It’s frightening.
3. Bundchen Considered Leaving Brady After The News of Moynahan’s Pregnancy
Eight years into her marriage with Brady, Gisele finally opened up in November 2015 about how she truly felt when news of Moynahan’s pregnancy broke.
She told CBS News in an interview on November 10 that she considered just running away when she first found out that her then-new boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend was having his baby.
“It was a challenging thing because here I am, you know, thinking I’m dating this guy. We met, we started dating, everything is great, and then this happens so I felt I didn’t know what to do,Do I just run away?”
All in all, it seems she has adjusted to the situation and still loves Brady, saying he’s kind and a good man.
Bundchen even talked about her love for Moynahan and Brady’s son Jack, “I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter bonus child.”
4. Moynahan Has a Relationship With Brady & Bundchen
At first there were co-parenting tensions in the media because of the controversial stepmother comments Bundchen made to Vanity Fair – such as saying Jack is “100 percent” hers and “I understand that he has a mom, and I respect that, but to me it’s not like because somebody else delivered him, that’s not my child.”
Despite the rumors, Moynahan told More that she did not make any negative comments about Brady or Bundchen in return.
I never made a comment about Gisele or Tom publicly. I have a relationship with these people on a daily basis. I’m raising a child, and it’s public …
“My son has two loving parents in an extended family, whether it’s cousins or stepmothers or boyfriends. My son is surrounded by love.”
5. Moynahan Found New Love With Husband Andrew Frankel
Frankel is Co-President of Stuart Frankel & Co., a Wall Street institutional brokerage firm. The two met through a friend and got married in October 2015. They have kept the details of their relationship and wedding fairly private but Moynahan announced her marriage to Frankel on Instagram with the photo above.
Frankel is Moynahan’s first husband and the two celebrated their marriage with an intimate gathering of friends and family at Wolffer Estate Vineyards in Sagaponack, New York.
“They wanted a cool vibe and great energy. They really wanted the night to feel more like a large family dinner party than a wedding. It was all about simplicity and ease,”said event planners Ann David and Nicky Reinhard of David Reinhard Events to People.
A source told People Moynhan has been “on cloud nine” since she met Frankel.