Giselle Bundchen Discusses Co-Parenting Since her Divorce from Tom Brady
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Giselle Bundchen is the cover star of Vanity Fair’s April 2023 magazine. As part of the deal of being the cover star of such an illustrious magazine, she has given them an interview where she’s opened up about a whole host of things including her public divorce from the NFL legend and how the pair have been co-parenting ever since.
Bundchen and Brady shocked the world when they announced they were divorcing in October 2022, nearly 13 years after getting married in late 2009. Both Brady and Bundchen have maintained throughout that the split was mutual and that they were grateful for the time they spent together.
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The pair have two children together – Benjamin, 13, and Vivian, 10. Divorce is never easy for children, but even more so when your parents are megastars and news of their day-to-day lives are detailed across the media.
Within the Vanity Article interview, Bundchen acknowledges this and says that co-parenting is both her and her ex-husband’s top priority. On the matter, she said:
“We’re not playing against each other. We are a team, and that’s beautiful.”
Bundchen’s Experience of Co-Parenting
The Brazilian fashion model says that she is well-equipped to co-parent after years of doing with Brady’s 15-year-old son, Jack. Before marrying his now ex-wife, the NFL star had Jack with actress, Bridget Moynahan.
Speaking about how she dealt with that co-parenting Jack, Bundchen said:
“Jack came into our lives and I felt so blessed and it kind of awakened in me this desire of being a mom. I’ve always dreamed of being a mom, but I think that happened a little faster than I thought because now I have this beautiful little angel that I get to care for and love.
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My relationship with Bridget is now great but that wasn’t always the case. Everything in life comes with work. You have to go through the roller coaster. You have moments where you get to the sticky points and you’ve gotta overcome it. Love conquers all.
I put myself in her shoes, and I was like, ‘How can I support her?’. At the end of the day, we are team players in ‘How are we going to do this so Jack can have the best life?’”
Wanting a Family Brought Bundchen and Brady together
Within the Vanity Fair piece, the 42-year-old also touched on her marriage with Brady and why it broke down. She said that as time went on, their interests changed after originally bonding over their desire to start a family. She said:
“It’s like a death and a rebirth. You give a hundred percent of yourself, and it’s heartbreaking when it doesn’t end up the way you hoped for, and worked for, but you can only do your part.
Sometimes you grow together; sometimes, you grow apart. When I was 26 years old, and he was 29 years old, we met, we wanted a family, and we wanted things together. As time goes by, we realize that we just wanted different things, and now we have a choice to make.
That doesn’t mean you don’t love the person. It just means that in order for you to be authentic and truly live the life that you want to live, you have to have somebody who can meet you in the middle, right? It’s a dance. It’s a balance.”
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