It’s nearly been one year since supermodel Gisele Bündchen divorced her husband of 13 years NFL star Tom Brady. There really is something about the 365-day mark, isn’t there? A human-imposed milestone where we reflect on how far we’ve come and what we’ve achieved. And, in a new interview with CBS New Sunday Morning, the 43-year-old supermodel says that if she could go back in time, she’d make the same decision in divorcing Brady.
“I look into my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I wouldn’t have any other life,” she told interviewer Lee Cowan. “[I] wouldn’t change absolutely anything.”
“I mean, [getting divorced was] not what I dreamed of and what I hoped for,” she continued. “My parents have been married for 50 years, and I really wanted that to happen [to me]. But I think you have to accept, you know, sometimes that the way you are in your 20s, it’s sometimes you grow together, sometimes you grow apart.
“[Brady is] the father of my kids. So I always wish him the best, and I’m so grateful that he gave me wonderful children and I think when a door shuts, other doors open.”
Bündchen and Brady announced their divorce in October 2022. They share custody of their 13-year-old son, Benjamin, and 10-year-old daughter, Vivian. Brady also has a 16-year-old son that he co-parents with ex partner Bridget Moynahan.
Rumours of what went wrong in the marriage have suggested Brady wasn’t present in the relationship, but that theory does remain widely speculative. One thing that is for certain, however, is Bündchen’s post-divorce glow was in full force. Brady has recently been linked to fellow supermodel Irina Shayk.
“I’m in a different place in my life. I’m able to choose more of what I want,” Bündchen continues. “I think before I was more surviving, and now I’m living, which is different.”
The interview is really interesting and Bündchen is also really open about the hardships she experienced as a young model.
“Everybody looked at me from the outside and thought I had it all, right?” she tells Cowan. “And I was feeling like I was living this life that was…”
“Killing you?” Cowan responds.
“Exactly,” Bündchen replies. “I was drinking Mocha Frappuccino for breakfast with three cigarettes, drinking a bottle of wine at night to calm down from all the coffee I was drinking. Not sleeping, working and travelling. I basically burned down my adrenal glands in my nervous system. I couldn’t take it anymore.”
You can watch the interview here.