Supermodel Gisele Bundchen says there are no “quick-fix tricks” to her lasting relationship with NFL star, Tom Brady.
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The 38-year-old model has been married to Brady since 2009. They are proud parents to Benjamin (their 9-year-old son) and Vivian, 6.
According to Hollywood Buzz, Gisele confirmed in a recent interview that their romance has stood the test of time because they know how to “communicate constantly, with love and respect for each other.”
In her words, ‘Respect is reciprocal…In my opinion, lovers should honor each other for who they are and never try to make them change in any way…Fully accepting each other the way we are surely does the magic.
‘I think it’s important to always keep the communication also loving and respectful and current. We don’t discuss problems that happened a year ago–it doesn’t help…Our guideline is: address it, and then we let it go.
‘Most importantly, I think with acceptance comes freedom.’
And Gisele says sharing their highs and lows as a couple makes them stronger together.
Speaking on an upcoming episode of the Thrive Global podcast, she added: ‘When someone you love is happy, it makes you happy, or if they’re sad it makes you sad. You suffer with them and you have joy with them.’
Despite the couple going strong nine years after they tied the knot, their path to a perfect relationship wasn’t easy, as just months into their romance, they discovered the quarterback’s ex-girlfriend, Bridget Moynahan, was pregnant with his child.
Writing in her book, ‘Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life’, Gisele said: ‘Needless to say, that wasn’t an easy time. But it was a time that brought about so much growth.’
The blonde beauty recently spoke about Tom’s son Jack, who was born in 2007, and dubbed him as her “bonus child”.
She said: ‘It wasn’t the ideal situation for anyone – there’s no manual to prepare you for that. But I’m so grateful for [Bridget]. I know this was hard, but I couldn’t imagine my life without Jack. I call him my bonus child. He opened my heart in ways I didn’t even know my heart could expand.’