Bündchen and Brady’s relationship strengthened by baby John Edward

Model Gisele Bündchen, just married to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, credits Brady’s illegitimate son John Edward as the test to their relationship that made them stronger.

Brady’s ex girlfriend Bridget Moynahan gave birth to Brady’s son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan 18 months ago.

“It was definitely a surprise for both of us,” Gisele, 28, told Vanity Fair in their upcoming May issue.

Gisele had met Brady in late 2006, and only two months later the news came out that Brady was to be a father.  “[I]t was a very challenging situation,” says Bündchen. “Obviously, in the beginning, it’s not the ideal thing.” Despite the initial news of the pregnancy and the baby’s arrival, Gisele tells Vanity Fair that once the news was absorbed, the two resolved to work out their relationship.

“In the beginning you’re living this romantic fantasy; you’re thinking, This can’t be true, it’s so good!” she says “And then, Whoops – wake-up call!”

Bündchen added to Vanity Fair, “But when people break up, it’s for a reason.”

The arrival of Brady’s son “was a blessing, because otherwise I don’t think I would have known what he was made of, and he wouldn’t have known what I was made of,” Gisele remarked, “I was like, You have the heart in a good place! It made me feel more in love with him; it made me realize who he was.”

“Our relationship has become so much stronger, and I think I wouldn’t be as certain as I am today if it weren’t for that.”

The traditional values that Brady possesses appealed to Gisele. “He’s very close to his family. He’s Catholic. His parents have been married 40 years. He’s got a pure heart. That’s all that matters – he’s got the purest heart. I feel grateful because I have a lot of love in my life. I found the person I’m sharing my life with. I have a good man.”

Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.