Inside Gisele Bündchen's Parenting Journey After Tom Brady Divorce

Gisele Bündchen recently shared that she gets "pushback" from son Benjamin, 14, and daughter Vivian, 11, following her divorce from Tom Brady. Here is how the exes are co-parenting their kids.

By Gabrielle Chung Jan 21, 2024 8:00 AMTags
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For Gisele Bündchen, family will always come first.

That's why the supermodel is adamant on passing down the important values she learned from her own mother to son Benjamin, 14, and daughter Vivian, 11, who she shares with ex Tom Brady.

"You are where you come from," she told Harper's Bazaar in an interview published Jan. 17. "All those things that I learned as a kid are things that are in me. It doesn't change. In many ways, it's also what kept me safe, because my value system was so strong."

Although she admittedly sometimes get "pushback" from the children, Gisele believes that, in the end, "I owe it to my kids, because of what my mom taught me."

And part of Gisele's parenting style is teaching her kids the importance of family. "Time is the most important thing you have—it's your biggest currency," Gisele told E! News in December, noting that the key to wellness is "spending the time with people that you love."

"Because that brings joy," she added. "You can't forget the joy."

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Gisele is also raising her kids to look at the world with gratitude. As Tom—who she divorced in 2022 after 13 years of marriage—shared in a separate E! News interview last year, "Our kids are growing up in different ways than we grew up but also we want to raise them with the right values."


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"I'm trying to raise them—we all are, myself and their mom—in a very loving way toward one another," said Tom, who is also dad to 16-year-old son Jack with his ex Bridget Moynahan, "to be very kind, to be empathetic and to have great perspective."

In fact, Gisele didn't let her divorce from the retired NFL player affect her close bond with Jack. In August, the 43-year-old wrote to the teen in an Instagram post, "I am so lucky to have you in my life and I will always be here for you no matter what! Love you so much!"

And nearly four months later, Gisele marveled at how her "little sunshine" daughter continues to spread light into the family. "I am so proud of you in every way," she in a birthday tribute to Vivian. "Thank you for making my life so much brighter!"

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As for Benny, she described him as "sweetest boy" with the "biggest heart."

"I feel so lucky I get to learn with you everyday," she wrote on Instagram in honor of his Dec. 8 birthday. "Te amo muito."

For more of Gisele's model mom moments, keep reading.

Music to Her Ears

Gisele Bündchen is showered with kisses from son Benjamin and daughter Vivian, who she shares with Tom Brady.

Sun's Out

The trio gets silly during a beach vacation.

All Smiles

Gisele and her kids share a laugh.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

It looks like Vivian has inherited her mama's love of yoga.

Football Star

Benjamin, who is following his dad's footsteps into football, receives a kiss from his mom after a game.

Snuggle Season

There's nothing more heartwarming than a mother-daughter snuggle.

All Grown Up

Gisele proves her son's all grown up with this photo of the two back-to-back.

Chasing Waterfalls

Gisele and Vivian share a cute moment during a 2023 vacation to Brazil.

Sleepover With Mom

The supermodel gets a sweet wake-up call from her daughter.

Yoga Buddies

Gisele and Benjamin practice yoga by the beach.

The Sweetest Thing

A mother's kiss is sweeter than a popsicle. 


Gisele sneaks in a kiss after her son gives her a piece of his artwork as a gift.

My Little Pony

Gisele and Benjamin takes the horses for a walk down the trail.

Soccer Mom

Gisele gets into the spirit by cheering on her favorite team and holding onto daughter Vivian.


Lake Viewing

Gisele shows her daughter the beauty of the natural outdoors.


Beach Babes

Gisele and the kids enjoy a nice day by the beach.

Story Time

Benjamin appears engrossed as his mother reads him a story.



The whole family lets loose together and has fun playing.

Sunset Session

Benjamin is clearly a yoga enthusiast as he hangs with his mom on the beach at sunset.

Game Night

Gisele and the kids make sure to support their dad during his big football game.

Reaching for the Sky

Vivian tries to imitate her mother's every move during a yoga session.

Mommy & Me

Gisele lifts her little one up into the air during a carefree beach day.

Mom Chic

Even when she's getting her makeup done and breastfeeding her baby, Gisele looks stylish as ever.


Gisele shares her love of a healthy lifestyle by leading Vivian in an outdoor yoga session.

Baby Yoga

Gisele loves doing everything with her kids, even involving them in her fitness routine.

Finding Nirvana

Vivian attempts her best yoga pose next to her mother.

Multitasking Mama

Gisele makes it look so easy being a mom.

Stylish Duo

Gisele and Benjamin make a stylish duo with her chic shades and his cool hat.