Gisele Bundchen Doesn’t Like the Word Stepmom, Feels ‘Lucky’ to Be ‘Bonus Mom’ to Tom Brady’s Son Jack

What’s in a name? Gisele Bündchen prefers not to use “stepmom” to describe her relationship with Tom Brady and Bridget Moynahan’s 12-year-old son, Jack.

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“I don’t like the word stepmom,” the supermodel, 39, said on her Thursday, February 27, Instagram Story. “I use the word bonus mom because I feel like it’s a blessing in my life. I feel so lucky that I got to have an extra, wonderful little angel in my life.”

Gisele Bundchen Doesnt Like the Word Stepmom and Feels Lucky to Be a Bonus Mom to Tom Bradys Son Jack
Gisele Bundchen. Courtesy Gisele Bundchen/Instagram

Brady, 42, and Moynahan, 48, welcomed Jack in August 2007 after their breakup. Two years later, the professional football player wed Bündchen and they went on to welcome Benjamin, now 10, and Vivian, now 7.

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When Bündchen found out that the actress was expecting a child with her husband, the former Victoria’s Secret Angel felt like her world had “turned upside down.” She explained in her memoir, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, that although she didn’t have “an easy time” with the news, her stepson made her “heart expand in ways [she] didn’t know were possible.”

Moynahan also struggled at that time, writing in Our Shoes, Our Selves: “Having a baby should have been the most joyous time of my life, but instead I felt assaulted. It’s unnerving to be followed and stalked like that, especially during such an emotionally vulnerable time. … I became reclusive for a bit. I became wildly private. I shared little and only with a select few.”

Having Jack has helped the New York native “focus on what’s more important,” she told Us Weekly exclusively in April 2019.

The Blue Bloods star added, “I think that one thing I love about being a mom is that it takes me outside of myself. Coming from a business of being a model and then an actress, it’s a lot of being consumed with what you’re doing or how you look, what your next step is.”

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Moynahan and Brady dated from 2004 to 2006. She went on to marry Andrew Frankel in October 2015 in The Hamptons. The businessman, 45, has three children from previous relationships.

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