“A Good Family Man”: Gisele Bündchen’s Initial Impressions of Ex-husband Tom Brady During Their First Blind Date

Published 11/21/2022, 4:30 AM EST

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Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen are icons in their professional fields. Brady is a seven-time Super Bowl champion, while Bündchen is one of the most successful supermodels in the world.

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The fallout of a marriage between two prolific individuals is no minor issue. Given the magnitude of their influence in the NFL, fashion, and entertainment industries, the former couple was in the spotlight. While recent features of the couple are filled with details about their split, let’s not forget that Brady and Bündchen had a whirlwind romance when they first started dating. The star quarterback and model were set up on a blind date in 2006, and for Bündchen, it was love at first smile.

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In an interview with Vanity Fair, the Brazilian model revealed that she ”knew right away,” from the moment she met Brady. Bündchen said that the moment he smiled, it was the most beautiful, charismatic smile she had ever seen.

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Before their split, Bündchen was very vocal about her praise for Brady, as an athlete and a father. Her memoir ‘Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life’ divulges some of her thoughts and anecdotes. The model’s memoir reveals that she was taken by Brady’s kindness and sweetness. His close relationship with his parents and sisters was similar to Bündchen’s tight-knit bond with her family.

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The model said, “Tom was and is a solid character. He was as close to his parents and sisters as I am to mine, and I could tell he was very loving and had strong values. it took me no time to realize he would be a good family man.” Bündchen also opened up about TB12’s goals at the time. She stated that Brady told her that his goal was to play for ten more years and then retire.

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Brady’s plans may have exceeded their assumed deadline by (more than) an inch

Brady’s plans, according to Bündchen, seem very ironic at the moment. The rumors around the former star couple’s split reportedly began after Brady announced his ‘unretirement’ from the sport. The couple announced the finalization of their divorce on October 28, 2022. After 13 years of marriage, both individuals shared their statements via their respective social media handles.

Both Brady and Bündchen echoed similar statements with regard to the fact that their children were their topmost priority. The couple mentioned that they would continue to co-parent their children. Their separation did not come as a shock to many as speculation about a potential divorce began circulating months prior to their announcement.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback is currently pursuing a hopeful eighth Super Bowl title. No matter what Brady told Bündchen 16 years ago, he’s still hungry in his pursuit of greatness.

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Anika Gomez

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Anika Gomez is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. She holds a degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Communicative English from the National School of Journalism and Public Discourse. Anika loves American Football, Formula 1, Basketball, and Tennis.
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