Strange things about Gisele and Tom's marriage

Following their February 2009 wedding, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen became one of Hollywood's power couples. By all outward appearances, the New England Patriots quarterback and the international supermodel are the perfect match. To say they look amazing standing next to one another is an understatement, and there's no shortage of love present in their candid paparazzi photos. However, their marriage may be a whole lot wackier than it appears on the surface. 

You see, Bündchen and Brady are very vocal about the ins and outs of their romance, to the point where outsiders can't help but cringe at their idiosyncrasies. But the writing was on the wall long before they became Mr. and Mrs. Things between them started out on an insanely awkward note, and their wacky relationship has continued to ping on the crazy meter ever since. 

Here are some of the strange things about Gisele and Tom's marriage.

Tom and Gisele's relationship got off to a very awkward start

In mid-December 2006, Tom 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 Gisele 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."

Tom 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 Tom 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 Tom and Gisele's marriage

The nanny scandal reportedly happened during a trying time for Tom Brady and Gisele 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 Tom and Gisele 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 Tom Brady. "Great guy, great friend of mine, great, great champion, unbelievable winner," Trump told a crowd of Brady 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."

Regarding his association with the president, Brady has been largely cagey on the matter, according to ABC News. In fact, the star quarterback has only gone so far as to confirm the friendship, and that the two sometimes call each other. 

The truth to the matter, however, may lie with Gisele 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.

Tom and Gisele's diet is insane

The New York Post published a wild rundown of Tom Brady and Gisele 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 Boston.com. 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 Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's 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?

Tom will act like a kid to get Gisele's attention

As a six-time Super Bowl champion, one would assume Tom 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 Tom Brady and Gisele 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 (shown above) 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.

Gisele is a 'good witch,' but it's NBD

After snagging his sixth Super Bowl win, Tom Brady opened up during a sponsored event for Gillette in Boston (via CBS) about some of his football rituals — and by rituals, we're referring to his wife Gisele Bündchen's witchy methods. Apparently, Bündchen is "so about the power of intention and believing things that are really going to happen."

Sounds harmless, right? Well, that was just the tip of the iceberg. Bündchen makes "a little altar" for Brady at his games, which includes pictures of his three children, and she practically "wills" things to make a victory come to fruition. She also gives her hubby "little special stones and healing stones and protection stones." He wears a necklaces, takes "drops" that she makes just for him, and says "all these mantras" to help his team take home the W.

Now, if you're weirded out, don't worry. Brady was skeptical at first, as well. In fact, he said he thought it was "kind of crazy" initially, but he stopped questioning her tactics a long time ago because they actually work! 

Bündchen also apparently has the ability to predict the outcomes of his games, and Brady has since learned that if he wants her positive prediction to come true, he has to listen to her. In the end, Bündchen reportedly told her hubby "you're lucky you married a witch — I'm just a good witch."

Someone, pass the sage.

Tom and Gisele even had a strange wedding reception

After getting engaged in Janurary 2009, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen didn't waste any time becoming husband and wife. A little over a month after accepting his proposal, they tied the knot at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, Calif., according to People. Following their nuptials, the couple invited guests back to their Brentwood, Calif. estate for a very interesting wedding reception.

In her memoir, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, Bündchen described their reception, complete with a Mexican feast, as a "free-for-all, a joyful, relaxed party, just the way I'd always imagined it would be." 

After Bündchen and Brady's sisters each read "a beautiful poem," they chowed down on chocolate wedding cake. Later, they grooved out to Amos Lee and James Taylor tunes, courtesy of Brady's self-made reception playlist. And Bündchen's good friend eventually plugged in his iPod to keep the party going. "The kids went swimming in the pool, while guests danced around in their bathing suits," she wrote.

After two margaritas, Bündchen went searching for Brady, and they began dancing. "We are still dancing, and growing through the ups and downs of life," she stated.

So sweet... but kinda strange at the same time!