NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 11:55 AM
Gisele Bündchen says her marriage to Tom Brady was dinged — but not deflated — by his NFL scandal.
“I think we’ve been through a few tough times together,” the supermodel admitted when asked about Deflategate on Tuesday’s “CBS This Morning.”
“I think that’s when you know who are your friends and who loves you,” she added.
The couple’s six-year marriage was rumored to be on the rocks after the New England Patriots quarterback was accused of deflating footballs during a playoff game in January.
The resulting Deflategate scandal led Brady to get suspended for four NFL games, but the decision was eventually overturned.
Bündchen, 35, said that she and her husband were able to weather the controversy because of their love for each another, as well the support of their loved ones.
“I think, no matter how challenging it was, we’ve always been supportive of one another,” she said. “I think that’s the most important thing you can have in life, you know, a support system and love.”
The Brazilian beauty also opened up about another challenging time early in the couple’s relationship that nearly had her packing her bags.
A few months after she began dating Brady in 2006, his ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan announced she was pregnant with his child.
In a rare discussion of her husband’s ex, Bündchen confessed she found the situation to be a “challenging thing.”
“Here I am, you know, thinking I’m dating this guy … everything is great, and then this happens. So I felt I didn’t know what to do,” the supermodel said.
Tom Brady and then-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan attend the 2005 Met Gala.
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Gisele Bundchen retired from the catwalk in April after 20 years as a runway model.
“It was one of the moments like, ‘Do I just run away?’”
“Now, eight years later, I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter bonus child,” she added, referring to Brady and Moynahan’s 8-year-old son John. (Bündchen and Brady also have two children of their own: Benjamin, 5, and Vivian, 2).
With her retirement from runway modeling in April after 20 years strutting the catwalk, Bündchensays she sees the future as “scary but exciting.”
“When you have no definition, everything is possible,” the star said. “Miracles happen that way. The magic happens that way.”
And even though Bündchen is no longer walking runways, she retains her clout as one of the world’s biggest supermodels: Last week, her $ 700 coffee table book “Gisele” sold out before it hit bookstores.
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