A curveball. Tom Brady candidly recalled finding out that his ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan was pregnant with his first child while the NFL star was dating his now-wife, Gisele Bündchen

“I think that was a very … We were forced into this very important thing that was happening in our life at a new point in our relationship,” Tom, 42, explained to Howard Stern during an interview on Wednesday, April 8. “I found out a lot about Gisele through this experience and she found out a lot about me dealing with a situation that was, I would say, not a very easy one.”

Tom Brady and Bridget Moynahan
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The former New England Patriots quarterback admitted that there were “challenges.” However, the unlikely trio got through them together. “That was a very unique time and it challenged me in a lot of ways. It was very hard for my wife to think she fell in love with this guy and now this guy, his ex-girlfriend is pregnant,” he explained.

“It was very challenging for my son’s mom because she didn’t envision that either. But I think we all made the best of that situation,” the California native continued. “Fortunately he’s the most amazing son at 12 years old. My son Jack, my heart explodes when I think of him. He’s the greatest kid you can ever ask for.”

Nowadays, Tom and Gisele share two children of their own — Benjamin, 10, and Vivian, 7. However, the former Victoria’s Secret angel is very hands-on with the whole bunch. “She is a loving wife that tries to nurture the kids, the family and me, and she wants to take good care of me,” Tom gushed.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
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Clearly, the A-list pair is still so in love! It’s hard to believe they met for the first time 14 years ago.  “I got introduced to her by a mutual friend. It was a ‘blind date’ — although it wasn’t blind because I knew what she looked like,” the professional athlete said. 

“It was in December of 2006. I thank him to this day. I had gotten out of a relationship and she had been out of a long-term relationship that she had, so when we met I wasn’t quite sure if I was ready for a relationship,” Tom added. “I didn’t think I was, but we met and hit it off. When she walked in I just thought she was the most beautiful woman I’ve seen in my life.”

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