Gisele Bündchen Discusses ‘Very Tough’ Times 1 Year After Divorcing Tom Brady

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Gisele Bündchen discussed some elements of her life after divorcing NFL star Tom Brady last year, including focusing on “self-care” and raising the couple’s children following their split.

“It’s been very tough on my family. It’s been a lot — in every area of my life,” the 43-year-old model told People magazine during a recent in-depth interview. “I feel like whenever it rains, it pours. With all the different twists and turns that life takes, all we can do is the best we can given what happens in our surroundings.”

Bündchen and Brady were married for 13 years and are the parents of son Benjamin, 13, and daughter Vivian, 10. Brady also shares a 16-year-old son named Jack with his ex, Bridget Moynahan.

The supermodel said she spent a lot of time meditating and exercising to get through her divorce. “I think if I didn’t have all the different tools that I have to support me during these times, it would’ve been very hard,” Bündchen said.

The celeb added that she cut alcohol out of her diet. “Right after I turned 40, actually, I felt a huge difference between when I had the glass of wine and when I didn’t have the glass of wine,” she told the outlet.

“It’s socially accepted to have a glass of wine. And people even say, ‘Oh, it’s healthy for you.’ Well, it is not healthy for me,” Bündchen went on. “If you want to ask of your body what I ask of my body, which is a lot, I can’t be having all these things (alcohol, caffeine) because they add up.”

The busy mom said she’s felt “clear,” “sharp” and “present” since giving up alcohol and is “sleeping much better.”

Bündchen also insisted that mothers shouldn’t think of “self-care” as “selfish.”


“It’s not a selfish thing. People have been teaching us that it’s selfish if you take care of you. How is that selfish?” she asked. 

“When you feel good, you’re a better mom, you’re a better friend, you’re calmer, you’re more patient, you’re more loving, you’re more grounded. So you can’t feel guilty about prioritizing yourself. Because that’s loving you and loving the people you love the most, which are going to be impacted by how well you are. Because if you’re sick, everyone’s hurts.”

Finally, the model addressed her measure for living a successful life.

“I think, for me, success means that I have raised children who have right values. You know what I mean? Because then, whenever I’m ready to leave, I know I have left something behind that is beautiful and that is an asset versus something different,” Bündchen said. 

“It makes me proud to see how they’re all becoming their own little individual selves, but how their principles and their values are so strong. It makes me so happy to see that, they’re flourishing into their own beings.”

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