“I thought that I had never seen a man so kind, gentle, and honest. You know how sweet he is. That I felt like, ‘Oh, I think I have to really think about this,'” she reflected last year on Brady’s ESPN+ docuseries The Arena is Man. You’re choosing to do this.

Brady, who like Bündchen grew up in a big, tight-knit family, admitted to More Details 2009. “That’s no way to live your life. That’s also not what you wanted for your children. But it happens. That’s not life. Somehow our American culture has made it out that that’s what life needs to be—and that if it’s not that, it’s all screwed up. It’s not. “You go through your day and do the best that you can.”

It’s a great idea to talk with Vanity Fair at the time, Bündchen said, “I think it 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. I wouldn’t have seen the integrity in him—the way he was a good person through all the times. It was like you have the best heart! I felt more in love and realized who he really was. “Our relationship is stronger than ever, and without that I would not be as sure as I am now.”