Get ready for this to be the most popular wine bar in all of America. NFL quarterback Tom Brady revealed where he had first met supermodel Gisele Bündchen in celebration of their wedding anniversary on Wednesday, February 26.
Brady took to Instagram to post a slideshow, one image of his wife making a heart by the Turks & Frogs restaurant sign and the second, an image of the Brazilian model with their kids. “The first slide is where we met and the second slide is what we’ve become,” Brady expressed in his touching post. “You have always been the one to hold us up and you love us the way no one else can. And we love you so much in return. Happy Anniversary Love of my Life.”
In October 2018, Bundchen opened up about the first date with Brady, along with other never-before-revealed details about their relationship and marriage. “We actually had a blind date,” she told Jimmy Fallon. “It was a funny story, because for some reason everybody thought they needed to like find me a boyfriend, so it was my third blind date. The other two were dinners, which, I was stuck there for an hour and a half thinking, ‘When can I get out? Where’s my food?’”
Then came Brady. “The third blind date was actually Tom, and I was like, ‘That’s it. I’m not going on anymore blind dates. Let’s meet for a drink,’” she said. “Because you know, a drink can take three minutes or two hours.” (Turks & Frogs, where the couple met, is a low-key Turkish wine bar located in New York City’s West Village, a neighborhood where the likes of Carrie Bradshaw and the Friends characters resided.)
Of course, Brady was different. The model told Fallon that she fell for the New England Patriots quarterback immediately. “You know, when I saw those kind eyes, I literally fell in love, like, right away,” she revealed. “I was like, ‘What?’ He was just… you know how sweet he is.”
One date eventually paved the way to several more dates, and eventually, the stars married. They are now parents to two kids, Vivienne and Benjamin, as well as Brady’s son Jack, whom he shares with his ex Bridget Moynahan. While not much was known about the couple’s two weddings—the first, an intimate church ceremony in Santa Monica and the second, a more celebratory affair in Costa Rica—Bündchen has detailed the latter in her new memoir, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life.
“Our wedding took place at sunset on a warm day in early April,” she revealed. “Before the ceremony, my sister Fafi helped me do my hair. I wore waterproof mascara since I knew I was going to cry—because I always cry!—and it wouldn’t have been a pretty sight having raccoon eyes at my own wedding.” Only 40 or so family members and friends joined the couple in their home in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. “On a nearby table strewn with candles and assorted crystals sat two bowls, one containing honey and the other rice. The honey, it is said, would sweeten our future, and the rice anticipates prosperity,” she wrote. Little Jack was 2 at the time and served as the ring bearer.
“I wore a simple white slip dress. My feet were bare,” she continued. “The ceremony was brief, and the last words anyone heard were: For the pillars of the temple stand apart / And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”
The couple hosted an informal reception after the nuptials, where there was plenty of Mexican food and tequila. “I remember drinking two margaritas, and after two margaritas you don’t remember or care about very much,” she wrote. “I do remember looking for, and finding, Tom, and though I can’t remember who led and who followed—does it matter?—we started to dance. We are still dancing, and growing through the ups and downs of life.”
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Just received a copy of Lessons! I can’t believe my book will be out Oct 2nd! What an incredible journey this has been! I am so happy I get to share it with you. I hope you like it! #LessonsbyGisele 🙏✨😘 Acabei de receber a copia do Lessons (Aprendizados)!!! Não acredito que meu livro já vai ser lançado agora em outubro! Foi uma caminhada incrível e estou muito feliz por poder compartilha-lo. Espero que gostem! #Aprendizados