Gisele Bündchen "Fell in Love" With Tom Brady on Their First Date

The supermodel opened up about her relationship with the quarterback on The Tonight Show

By Elyse Dupre Oct 05, 2018 12:52 PMTags
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Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's relationship is a story of love at first sight.

The supermodel told the tale of how their romance came to be on Thursday's episode of The Tonight Show.

The two met on a blind date in 2006.

"For some reason, everybody thought they needed to find me a boyfriend," she said. "So, actually, it was my third blind date."

After a few failed dinner dates with her other suitors, Bündchen decided to grab a drink with Brady, thinking she could come up with an easier exit strategy if the date was a dud. However, she soon learned this wouldn't be necessary.

"When I saw those kind eyes, I literally [fell] in love, like, right away," she recalled.

Still, their relationship didn't get off to an easy start. The celebrity soon felt like her "world had been turned upside down" after she learned the quarterback's ex-girlfriend, Bridget Moynahan, was pregnant with his child.

"Needless to say, that wasn't an easy time," she wrote in her new book Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life. "But it was a time that brought about so much growth." 

In August 2007, Moynahan gave birth to a baby boy named Jack, whom Bündchen would later refer to as her "bonus child." The model claimed the birth made her "heart expand in ways I didn't know was possible." She also wrote that Jack "has been a huge gift and blessing." 

Bündchen and Brady married in 2009. They've since welcomed two more kids: Vivian and Benjamin.

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In addition to talking about her relationship, Bündchen opened up to host Jimmy Fallon about her anxiety. In her book, she revealed she considered suicide years ago after experiencing panic attacks. 

"I feel like I was very judgmental of myself for feeling the things I was feeling," she told Fallon about her past experiences with anxiety. "Because I felt like my life—I have a great family, I have a great relationship, I have a great job—like, why should I feel this way? I didn't want to tell anyone because I was just feeling like I'm not allowed to have a problem, you know? And then I kind of held it in. Then, finally, the bubble burst and then you have to deal with things."

Watch the video to see Bündchen's interview.

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