On Friday, Feb. 26, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback posted on his Instagram page a photo of himself with his family at the 2021 Super Bowl, which his team won earlier this month. The pic, which Gisele posted herself a day after the NFL championship game, shows the couple with their children Benjamin Brady, 11, and Vivian Brady, 8, and Tom's 13-year-old son John "Jack" Edward Thomas Moynahan from a previous relationship.
"Happy anniversary!!" the star athlete wrote. "I couldn't have imagined a better wife and partner than you @gisele when I said 'I do' 12 years ago."
Tom, 43, and Gisele, 40, met through a mutual friend in late 2006 and then started dating. They wed in a private ceremony at a Catholic church in Santa Monica, Calif. on Feb. 26, 2009.
"I have had so much fun, happiness and joy seeing our family grow!" Tom continued in his anniversary post to Gisele on Friday. "You are the sweetest, most loving and determined person I know. You always do what's right, and you are the best example for our kids of what a supportive loving partner is! How blessed am I?? Te amo."
Tom's Brazilian-born wife replied, "Awwww te amo tanto" ["I love you so much" in Portuguese], adding a red heart emoji.
Gisele later shared her own Instagram tribute to Tom, posting some throwback pics of the two and writing, "Happy anniversary my love! I can't believe it's already been 12 years! We have gone trough so much and have grown so much together. There nothing that I love more then you and our family and there is no one that I rather share my life with then you! Te amo [red heard emoji]."
See Tom and Gisele's sweetest photos over the years: