As future Hall of Famer Tom Brady attempts to become the winningest quarterback in Super Bowl history, he still may not be the most popular worldwide individual in his household. That title instead probably belongs to his wife, Gisele Bundchen.
Either way, Brady, 39, and Bundchen, 36, make up undoubtedly one of the most impressive power couples in the world.
Here’s everything you need to know about them:
1. They Had a Small, Private Wedding in 2009
Brady, who had previously been in a high-profile relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan, met Bundchen when they were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend in 2006. Of course, “blind” may be a relative term here. At the time, Brady was already a three-time Super Bowl winner and Bundchen was already one of the most famous super models in the world.
Their relationship grew from there, and on February 26, 2009, they were married at St. Monica Catholic Church. It was a small ceremony, which, according to Brady, was perfect for the pair of superstar celebrities:
We went back to the house and I barbecued aged New York strips. We had champagne, a cake, some ice cream. It was a great night. I think you always have this idea that weddings need to be 200 people and you invite everybody, and I’m all for it if people want to do that, but I think there was really something special about just having our parents there.
A month-and-a-half later, they enjoyed a second ceremony at Gisele’s home in Costa Rica.
2. They Have 2 Children Together
Now seven and four years old, respectively, the two kids have provided Brady with a new perspective:
Everyone says, ‘It goes so fast! It goes so fast!’ And it does go so fast, and you enjoy these different moments that they have, because, you know—it’s only once that they get a chance to have their first day of school. To pick them up on their first day of school is so fun. Those are memories I’ll have for the rest of my life, and hopefully they’ll have them, too.
Brady’s relationship with Moynahan also produced a son, John “Jack” Edward Thomas Moynahan, who was born August 22, 2007. It began with some controversy, as Moynahan revealed she was pregnant two months after they had broken up, but Brady learned to roll with it.
“That’s not how you envisioned your life, that’s not how you envisioned having children,” he says. “But it happens.”
Brady, Gisele, Moynahan and the three kids all have a positive relationship now.
3. They Both Come From Big Families
Brady, whose parents Tom Sr. and Galyn still live in his childhood home in San Mateo, California, has three older sisters. All of them were collegiate athletes, while the oldest, Maureen, was an All-American softball pitcher at Fresno State.
“Don’t get me wrong, I was very proud of my sisters and I love them with all of my heart, but I wished I would be recognized as an individual and not as another ‘Brady,'” Tom once wrote in a high school essay. “I will continue to flourish in life as well as in athletics because of my strong will to succeed and desire to always be on top.”
In terms of size, the Brady family pales in comparison to that of the Bundchen’s: Gisele has two older sisters, a fraternal twin, Patricia, and two younger sisters.
4. Their Net Worth Is Estimated at $476 Million
Those are obviously just estimates, but here are some numbers we know for sure: Brady has collected just over $196 million in career earnings during his 17 seasons in the NFL, while Gisele earned $386 million during her career as a model.
5. They Have a Pretty Insane Diet
Boston.com recently interviewed Brady and Gisele’s chef, Allen Campbell, who revealed what goes into the diet of the two superstars:
80 percent of what they eat is vegetables. [I buy] the freshest vegetables. If it’s not organic, I don’t use it. And whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, millet, beans. The other 20 percent is lean meats: grass-fed organic steak, duck every now and then, and chicken. As for fish, I mostly cook wild salmon.
No white sugar. No white flour. No MSG. I’ll use raw olive oil, but I never cook with olive oil. I only cook with coconut oil. Fats like canola oil turn into trans fats. … I use Himalayan pink salt as the sodium. I never use iodized salt.
[Tom] doesn’t eat nightshades, because they’re not anti-inflammatory. So no tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, or eggplants. Tomatoes trickle in every now and then, but just maybe once a month. I’m very cautious about tomatoes. They cause inflammation.
What else? No coffee. No caffeine. No fungus. No dairy.