The Couple Met Through a Mutual Friend & Got Married in 2009
Tom and Gisele met through a mutual friend and instantly hit it off. According to Business Insider, the couple met in 2006, and were married in 2009. TMZ reported Tom proposed on Christmas Eve of 2008 on a private jet. His proposal included four dozen roses and champagne. Gisele’s parents were also present for the proposal.
The couple got married two months later on February 26, 2009. According to Vanity Fair, the wedding was a private ceremony at a Catholic church in Santa Monica, California. They had a small gathering at their Brentwood home after the ceremony.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Gisele emphasized Tom’s relationship with his parents as one of the things she finds attractive about her husband.
“He’s very close to his family,” Gisele told Vanity Fair. “He’s Catholic. His parents have been married 40 years. He’s got a pure heart. That’s all that matters—he’s got the purest heart. I feel grateful because I have a lot of love in my life. I found the person I’m sharing my life with. I have a good man.”
Tom Has Two Sons, Jack & Benjamin, Along With His Daughter, Vivian
Tom and Gisele have two children, Benjamin and Vivian, together. Tom’s oldest son John Edward (who goes by Jack) came from a previous relationship with Bridget Moynahan. The timing was less than ideal as Bridget announced she was pregnant with Tom’s child just as he started dating Gisele. She admitted to Vanity Fair that Jack’s birth caused her to question her new relationship with Tom.
It was definitely a surprise for both of us. In the beginning you’re living this romantic fantasy; you’re thinking, This can’t be true, it’s so good! And then, Whoops—wake-up call! We were dating two and a half months when he found out, and it was a very challenging situation. Obviously, in the beginning, it’s not the ideal thing…You question at times—‘Should I stay here? Maybe you should work this out.’ But when people break up, it’s for a reason.
Tom Calls Himself the Disciplinarian of the House Except When It Comes to Their Daughter
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Tom Brady celebrates with his daughter Vivian after winning Super Bowl LI.
In an interview with People, Tom called himself the disciplinarian of the house, but admitted he has a soft spot for his daughter Vivian.
I think discipline’s important, and typically that’s more the man’s role in the house…I wouldn’t say [I’m] strict, but I’d say disciplined, because there are definitely times when they get over on their dad…It’s too hard [to discipline Vivian]— she’s too cute, and she just says, ‘Dad, please?’ and I say ‘Okay,’ My wife always says, ‘You gotta be tougher on her!’ and I say, ‘I can’t.’ [Vivian]’s, like, half my wife, so you know … that’s just the way it goes.
Tom spoke to ESPN about the difference in his childhood, and how his three children are growing up. Tom enjoyed playing with other kids in the neighborhood, but admits this isn’t a reality for his children thanks to the celebrity status of both of their parents.
“How do you get your kids to understand that this [their childhood] is not the way the rest of the world is?” Tom reflected to ESPN.