Strange things about Gisele and Tom's marriage

They may be one of Hollywood's super couples, but according to the tabloids, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's marriage may be a whole lot wackier than it appears on the surface. From an awkward beginning to rigid diets, here are some strange facts that will make you feel less mad about not being married to an NFL quarterback or a Brazilian model.

Their relationship got off to a very awkward start

In mid-December 2006, Brady and his girlfriend of three years, actress Bridget Moynahan, announced they had broken up. The following month, People magazine linked Brady to Victoria's Secret Angel Bündchen, with sources claiming they had "started dating right before Christmas."

If that wasn't awkward-enough timing, People reported in February 2007 that Moynahan was pregnant with Brady's child. The news threw a wrench into Brady and Bündchen's hot-and-heavy new romance. "It was a challenging thing because here I am, thinking I'm dating this guy, you know we met, we started dating and everything was great, and this happens," Bündchen told CBS This Morning in 2015. "I felt like I did not know what to do. It was one of those moments of like, do I just run away?"

Moynahan and Brady welcomed a son, Jack, in August 2007. Bündchen, obviously, stuck around, a decision for which she is now very grateful. "I couldn't have asked for a sweeter bonus child."

Brady was involved in Ben Affleck's nanny scandal

One of the most bizarre twists in the saga of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's divorce came in July 2015 when Us Weekly alleged that Affleck had been hooking up with the couple's nanny, Christine Ouzounian. Affleck quickly denied the reports, but that did little to stop the gossip rags from posting some salacious reports. Take, for example, the time Page Six reported that Ouzounian took a private jet to Las Vegas with Affleck and none other than the New England Patriots star player. To make matters worse, Page Six even obtained a photo of Ouzounian wearing Brady's Super Bowl rings on the plane.

A subsequent report from Page Six downplayed the events on the plane, claiming they were on their way to a charity event with others. Still, need we say it again? Awkward!

'Deflategate' affected their marriage

The nanny scandal reportedly happened during a trying time for Brady and Bündchen, who were in the midst of dealing with the fallout from Brady's "Deflategate" scandal. In fact, the year was allegedly so tumultuous for them, Bündchen threatened divorce. "Tom thinks it's only a threat," a source told Us Weekly. "But this is definitely a rough patch."

Bündchen shot down the reports, telling a local Boston radio station that that they were in a "great place." She later discussed the toll the scandal took on their relationship with CBS This Morning, admitting, "I think we have been through a few tough times together. I think that's when you know who are your friends and who loves you." She added, "I think no matter how challenging it was we've always been supportive of one another and I think that's the most important thing you can have in life. You know, a support system and love."

Do they support Donald Trump?

Both during and after his successful bid for the White House, President Donald Trump boasted on numerous occasions about his alleged friendship with Brady. "Tom Brady, great guy, great friend of mine, great, great champion, unbelievable winner," Trump told a crowd in November 2016, according to Us Weekly. "He called today and he said, 'Donald, I support you, you're my friend, and I voted for you.'" The New York Times also quoted Trump calling Brady, "a really good friend of mine."

Given that we now live in a world where "alternative facts" are a thing, many have been unable to figure out whether Trump's words are legit or just an exaggeration. Brady's silence on the matter certainly hasn't helped clear anything up.

The truth to their alleged friendship may lie in Bündchen. Asked by a fan on Instagram if she and her husband support Trump, Bündchen emphatically replied, "NO!" Then, in January 2017, amid growing concerns over Trump's controversial executive order on immigration, she posted a message to Instagram about the importance of diversity in the world. "The beauty of the human race is in its diversity," she said. "We are all connected and we are stronger when we come together. Only ego, beliefs and fears separate us." Well, guess we know where she stands, at least.

Their diet is insane

The New York Post published a wild rundown of Brady and Bündchen's supposed diet. According to the report, Brady told Sports Illustrated that his diet is "80 percent alkaline and 20 percent acidic." More specifically, he eats "80 percent vegetables and whole grains, and 20 percent fish" and gets his fat intake from "extra virgin olive oil on raw foods, and coconut oil on cooked foods," according to a summary of a report from That report also claimed Brady avoids "sugar, white flour or nightshade fruits and vegetables," as well as coffee, MSG, and dairy. The Post goes on to claim that Brady "limits himself to the occasional banana, blended in a smoothie" and, quoting New York magazine, added that he has never touched a strawberry but loves cacao avocado ice cream for dessert. Bündchen reportedly follows the same diet.

Although Brady claims his menu will help him play football longer, a number of health expert who spoke to the Post cast doubts on its validity, with one dietitian referring to parts of the meal plan as "sketchy." In other words: good luck to anyone who has to attend one of their dinner parties.

Gisele is strict about Halloween candy

If you thought Brady and Bündchen's aforementioned diet was a headache, just wait until you hear about her approach to Halloween candy. "We don't really have that a kind of sugar in our house," she told People in November 2016. "I let them try one [piece], but they really only had one bite and then they didn't want it anymore. So I told them if they didn't like it I was going to give it away to other kids and they actually let me give their candy away."

"It's a little different kind of sweets, so they're not used to it," she added. "I said to them, 'You know, there are so many kids that don't get candy and you guys got so many, some kids don't even get one! And they're like, 'Oh mom, okay you can give it to them if they don't get any.'"

Happy Halloween?

Brady will act like a kid to get Bündchen's attention

As a four-time Super Bowl champion, one would assume Brady is a consummate professional; a mature guy who knows how to adult. Well, think again. Speaking to Man of the World magazine in 2014, Brady admitted he can be quite needy and bratty when it comes to getting attention from his wife. "I like attention from her, so when I'm not getting it, I let her know in immature ways, like a young, immature child would," he said (via Page Six). "You throw fits…you pout and you whine until you get what you want."

"She's on to me… " he added. "So now I have to learn new tricks." Yeah, that sounds like a good idea.

Bodyguards at their wedding fired gunshots at paparazzi

According to the New York Post, two bodyguards hired for Brady and Bündchen's 2009 wedding in Costa Rica got slapped with 5-year prison sentences after allegedly firing gunshots at paparazzi covering the nuptials. The report said the two photographers involved, who allegedly had clearance to take photos from the property's owner, were not hit by any of the bullets, which were fired from roughly 300 feet away. What did get hit were the front and rear windows of the photographers' SUV. In addition to the prison sentence, the bodyguards were each ordered to pay a $10,000 fine, according to the Post.