Two words: Power couple. Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady have a combined net worth of about $540 million, according to Forbes. Both of their individual careers are impressive, so combined, their star power makes them shine way brighter than most celeb spouses out there.
Tom has more Super Bowl championship rings than he can fit on one hand and a fit physique that's earned him million-dollar endorsement deals with brands like Under Armour and Nike. Most women would trip over themselves to marry into that situation, but Gisele stands tall on her own. She's retired from walking runways as a supermodel but according to Business Insider, she's still playing a major role in campaigns for Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Pantene, and dozens of other world-class fashion and lifestyle companies.
At first glance, Tm and Gisele seem like they've got it all figured out. They put their earnings into multi-million dollar homes that they share with their three beautiful children...but did you know one of the kids isn't even hers? The details of this marriage make us raise our eyebrows time and time again. Read on and decide for yourself how shady their relationship really is.
20 She Wasn’t Interested at First
It's hard to imagine, but Gisele wasn't taken by Tom right away. It really wasn't love at first sight. When Vogue showed her a picture of him and asked what she thought, her response was lukewarm at best.
"Tom Brady, definitely not too shabby," she said. "He’s cute, but if he has a girlfriend, he’s gay to me." Ouch.
19 They Fight Often
Most celebrity couples don't share their drama with the public, but Tom and Gisele are open about having arguments and conflicts in their relationship.
Gisele told Huffington Post that they try not to let arguments turn into grudges. "It’s important to always keep the communication loving and respectful and current," she explained. "If something happens right now, we address it, and then we let it go."
18 Their Relationship is Built on a Blind Date
Even though these two A-listers knew about each other for years, neither one of them was interested enough to make the first move. It took a mutual friend to actually get the pair together on their first date. According to Glamour, one of Tom's closest pals was the one to set up a blind date dinner for the two of them. That's not how lasting relationships typically start.
17 They Didn’t Celebrate Their Last Birthdays Together
Birthdays are usually an excuse for celeb couples to love on each other. We've seen other stars celebrate with lavish gifts, romantic getaways, and even cozy cake and presents at home. For this couple, celebrating together doesn't seem to be a priority. For several years now, Gisele's spent her b-day with her twin sister. (Side note: how much would you hate to be a supermodel's shorter, less fit fraternal twin?)
16 Gisele’s Dad Might Prefer Her Ex (Leonardo DiCaprio)
It's no secret that Gisele's father Valdir Bundchen loved her ex, Leonardo DiCaprio. He told Daily Mail UK that he bonded super closely with Leo and had even included him in private family vacations. They were rumored to have continued hanging out even after Gisele started dating her current hubby. Must be awkward for Tom.
15 They're Both Obsessed with Their Kids’ Diets
Healthy couples share interests, but what about when the interest is an obsession with vegetables? That's not normal. Tom and Gisele have such a strict diet for their children that these kids have never eaten normal ice cream in their lives. The family barely eats fruit, has no dairy, and bans nightshade veggies like tomatoes and peppers because they can be inflammatory, according to Vox.
14 Tom Has a Nasty Reputation Off the Field
Despite his skills as a quarterback, Tom Brady is renowned for being disliked by most football fans. Bleacher Report listed him as one of the most arrogant players in football, saying he's built a bad reputation from talking trash about other players to reporters and celebrating his wins in an excessive, obnoxious way. That doesn't sound like good team player (or partner) material.
13 Gisele Takes Loads of Holidays Without Tom
If Gisele's IG is anything to go by, this couple takes far more vacations apart than they do together. Whether it's yoga retreats in the Amazon or chic getaways to Paris, alone or with a group of her closest girlfriends, Gisele travels the world on the regular - and very rarely with Tom by her side. We've got no clue how they find time to connect with such different schedules.
12 They Have Old Fashioned Childbirth Beliefs
Most American babies are born in hospitals, and for good reasons. Hospital births involve specialized doctors, clean spaces, and every resource a new mom could need in the 21st century. Going against the grain, Tom and Gisele opt for riskier home births, relying on midwife wisdom to bring their kids safely into the world.
11 Tom Once Dated Two Women at the Same Time
When Tom Brady dated actress Bridget Moynahan, the mother of his first kid (more on that later) he was also rumored to he dating Meghan Vasconcellos, Patriots cheerleading captain. Two at once was too much to handle, because that setup didn't last long. He continued to date Meghan for several weeks after breaking up with Bridget, though.
10 Gisele Pretends Her Physique Is as Natural as Tom’s
Physical fitness is something that brought this couple together, and their commitment to staying in peak condition is part of what sets their relationship apart from the rest. That said, Gisele was caught going to a cosmetic surgeon's office in Paris in 2015. We can't help but wonder how Tom feels about his wife going under the knife for the appearance of fitness without properly working and sweating for it.
9 She is the Only One Who Disciplines the Kids
When it comes to disciplining their three kids, all the work falls onto Gisele's shoulders. Tom told ET that he has no control over them whatsoever, especially daughter Vivian.
"That little girl owns my day — owns my life. I cannot say no to anything," he admitted. "Whatever she tells her dad to do, that’s what I do. That’s just the way it goes."
8 'Deflategate’ Put a Strain on Their Marriage
When Tom's biggest career scandal hit the media in 2015, it was rare to see pics of him and Gisele together. In fact, Cheatsheet.com reports that the couple wasn't photographed together for nearly two months after it all went down, meaning Gisele wasn't there for Tom when he had to defend himself to the media. Maybe she was embarrassed at his bad sportsmanship? We wouldn't blame her.
7 Their Bodyguards Shot at Paparazzi During Their Wedding
This sounds insane but it's true! When Gisele and Tom got married in April 2009 in Costa Rica, they wanted the ceremony to be completely shielded from the paps. When paparazzi showed up, bodyguards for the couple SHOT AT THEM. Those bodyguards ended up being found guilty of attempted murder. Not the sweetest start to a marriage, guys!
6 Gisele Makes Tom Do Strange Pre-Game Rituals
We're not sure what this couple is like behind closed doors, but to the public eye Gisele seems pretty controlling. Tom has admitted to CBS Sports that she makes him do an entire pregame ritual that includes "willing" himself to win and "always making a little altar" that includes photos of their kids for motivation.
5 Tom Thinks Gisele’s Beliefs Are ‘Crazy’
She's really into new-age holistic health and wellness, and Tom is not keen on that at all. In the same interview with CBS Sports he claimed her beliefs are "kind of crazy," including "healing stones" and "protection stones."
"She has me wear a necklace and take these drops she makes, I say all these mantras," he explained. That's so OTT that even her own husband isn't into it.
4 Tom Acts Like a Child for Attention from Gisele
Tom has a really immature way of interacting with his wife. Speaking to Man of the World magazine in 2014, he admitted to being bratty and needy in his marriage. "I like attention from her, so when I'm not getting it, I let her know in immature ways, like a young, immature child would," he said "You throw fits...you pout and you whine until you get what you want." Gross.
3 She Wants Him to Quit Football
Gisele retired from the runway in 2015 after a more than 20-year long career in fashion. Tom told CBS she's been pressuring him to retire too since then: "She'll always say to me, 'Well, 10 years ago, you told me it was only gonna be 10 years. And now it's 10 years, and now you're saying another, you know, five years.'" He said it's an ongoing fight in their household.
2 Gisele Met with a Divorce Lawyer in 2015
In 2015 when the couple hadn't been seen together for months and Deflategate was wreaking havoc on Tom's career, Gisele met with a divorce lawyer, according to Us Weekly and Fox News. She was seen leaving an office building in New York with the lawyer and fans were concerned, but Us Weekly claimed Tom considered it to be "just a threat," not a serious concern. We'd be concerned!
1 Tom Had a Baby with Another Woman (While They Were Dating)
How is this not a dealbreaker? After Gisele and Tom had been together for a few months news broke that his previous girlfriend, actress Bridget Moynahan, was about to have his baby. Giselle told People that this was incredibly hard news to take: "Do I just run away?" she said she asked herself. She didn't then and hasn't yet, but who knows what the future holds for this pair.
Sources: Vogue.com. HuffPost.co.uk, People.co.uk, UsMagazine.com, GQ.com, GoodHousekeeping.com, Cheetsheet.com, CBSsports.com, CelebrityNetWorth.com, Forbes.com, BusinessInsider.com