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Bridget Moynahan's Camp Responds to Gisele's Mothering Statement

Was Gisele Bundchen Out of Line in VF or Is Bridget Moynahan's Camp Overreacting?

Gisele Bundchen made headlines earlier this week when she was quoted in Vanity Fair about how connected she feels to Tom Brady's son, Jack. Today, a close friend of Tom's ex and Jack's mother Bridget Moynahan struck back. An excerpt from the statement is below, as well as Gisele's original quote, but the Moynahan camp took the chance to call out both Tom and Gisele's behavior. Check out both sides:

  • Gisele originally said: "I understand that he has a mom, and I respect that, but to me it's not like because somebody else delivered him, that's not my child. I feel it is, 100 percent. I want him to have a great relationship with his mom, because that’s important, but I love him the same way as if he were mine. I already feel like he's my son, from the first day."
  • Bridget's camp responds: "If Gisele loved Bridget's child like he was '100 percent her own,' then she would not talk about him in the press. Discretion and respect are not either of Gisele or Tom's virtues, as was evidenced even when the child was still unborn and they publicly flaunted their relationship without any discretion whatsoever. Don't you think Jack will grow up and read her comments and find them disrespectful to him and his mother? If Tom is such a great father as everyone likes to say, then you would think that he'd respect the privacy of his young child and would ask his wife not to use his son as a publicity prop and a subject of public discussion. Is she so desperate for attention that she can't find anything more productive to talk about other than Bridget's child?"

While the situation is not black or white, tell us — do you think Gisele was out of line or that Bridget's camp is overreacting?


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awkwardturtle awkwardturtle 8 years
I think that Gisele may have been better off saying nothing at all because that is such a tricky, gray area
achristinaw achristinaw 8 years
bridget is stupid! i think if i had a kid, it would make me happy to know when's he's with his dad that his "step mother" would love him, just as much as i do. unfortunately for b - it makes her look bitter. relax lady, she got your man but it's okay that she loves your kid.
poptart-princess poptart-princess 8 years
it's really so disrespectful because... Bridget was pregnant with this child while Tom was out "courting" Gisele. i realize that you don't have to marry the person that you get pregnant these days...but still. That really made Tom look bad and now, Gisele ain't helping matters with her comments.
dodecahedron dodecahedron 8 years
How deeply insecure must a person be to get angry because someone said they feel your child is like their own? All children should have a circle of family (natural and step) that cares deeply about them. This is about a parent wanting their child to "take sides". A child knows who their parent is, and they don't mix that up with someone else. Likewise a child knows when someone loves them or simply tolerates them. If you can't be a big enough person to put your child's needs above a simple need for recognition of your role, perhaps you should evaluate your reasons for becoming a parent. Gisele said nothing wrong, and as this comment did not come from Bridget no one knows how she feels.
catpat catpat 8 years
To just saying dd - what an insensitive thing to say about someones grasp of a different language. I know Immigrants who have lived in an English speaking country for 40 or more years and only know a few words in English. I think you are an incredibly rude person. Seems like you're a bit green eyed when it comes to Gisele!!
catpat catpat 8 years
Everyone is overreacting as usual. If Giselle never said anything about the baby everyone would jump around saying she has a problem with her stepson, she needed to let the public know that she loves her stepson and will always treat him as her own - thank God - what an honourable thing to do. Bridget's camp are being petty by keeping this issue in the press. If they had not said anything the public would have reacted and then forgotten about what Giselle had said with in 24 hours. To me it sounds like Bridget is consumed with jealousy.
kh61582 kh61582 8 years
I had no idea that Gisele and Tom got together while Bridget was pregnant. In that case, Bridget can say whatever she wants. You just don't steal a guy while another woman is pregnant with his child. Big no no!
hartsfull hartsfull 8 years
bingo! isa1987! I couldn't agree with you more! :true:
isa1987 isa1987 8 years
come on! she said "I want him to have a great relationship with his Mom" what?? Like the little boy's behavior towards his natural mother should be dictated by Giselle. Geezz. If you don't see anything wrong with that statement, you don't know that would hurt any mother. She will be a dangerous step mother--- I can imagine the trouble in the future where she would definitely influence or manipulate the little boy's feelings toward his own mother in the future out jealousy & selfishness. Go have your own child Giselle, then you would how a real mother feels like.
hartsfull hartsfull 8 years
I'm all for Bridgets side.
kasey009 kasey009 8 years
I thought the boy's name was John
hdm88 hdm88 8 years
I think everyone jumping on Giselle is ridiculous. Would it be better for her to say that she could never love her step child? She has been a second mother to that baby since the day of his birth. And Bridget was not quiet about her personal life when she was talking about being a single mother when she first had the baby. Frankly, Bridget should be happy to know that John won't be resented by his stepmother and will be a welcome part of the family. Of course, maybe her hope is that he is not a part of that family and she can just take her child support money without any involvement in a second family.
girlfrombrasil girlfrombrasil 8 years
Come on, why did Bridget got pregnant when her relationship with Tom was "almost" over?? I remember that she was showing off the pregnancy everywhere! Why is she worried now? Of course Gisele has been seen with the kid much more frequently, she is the one everybody is interested in, not Bridget. Gisele said she respects Bridget as John´s mom, but she loves him as he was hers...Is it so difficult for people to understand that? I don't think she was out of the line, she just didn't know how to say it. Bridget is very jealous of Gisele obviously!!
girlfrombrasil girlfrombrasil 8 years
Come on, why did Bridget got pregnant when her relationship with Tom was "almost" over?? I remember that she was showing off the pregnancy everywhere! Why is she worried now? Of course Gisele has been seen with the kid much more frequently, she is the one everybody is interested in, not Bridget. Gisele said she respects Bridget as Jonh´s mom, but she loves him as he was hers...Is it so difficult for people to understand that? I dont think she was out of the line, she just didnt know how to say it. Bridget is very jealous of Gisele obviouslly!!
habshabs habshabs 8 years
First of all, I think the continued comments from Bridget's friend makes her sound bitter, whether she is or not, that is the impression given. I think that the language barrier probably had something to do with how Gisele's words were misconstrued, however, if the story hadn't said that her words were controversial, I wouldn't have seen them as such. I took her comments to mean that she respected that Bridget is his mom and that she was not trying to take him away from her or disrespect her in any way, but that she would not love him any more if she had given birth to him, i.e. she would never love him less than her biological children. I think that it is lovely that she expressed her deep love for him out of respect to her husband and Bridget and that any parent should be happy that their child is surrounded by such a loving environment. It's a shame that what was supposed to be caring comment was taken so out of context and misinterpreted. I also think that the comments about the photos taken of the child with Gisele have to do with her popularity. Paparazzi definitely follow her and Tom way more than they ever would Bridget, simply because of the public's obsession with beautiful couples likes Brangelina,etc, and their insatiable need to follow their every move. She has been followed for years doing mundane things every day, so unless she went into hiding or never took her stepson to the park,etc, she can't help but be photographed. Simply put, she is more popular than Bridget and that is why it is not as easy for her to escape photos.
NadiaPotter NadiaPotter 8 years
my boss has live in Mexico and speak the language for about 40 years now. He lets me messages and tell me orders.. If I have done them literally, we would have been sued a lot by now. LOST IN TRASLATION, you can talk the language, but make you understand is another thing. And like we don't know that magazines makes the better of what celebrities say. And as I said, both parts had their share of publicity.
ChloeZ ChloeZ 8 years
If Bridget knew and OKed these comments, then she is totally out of line. Attacking the baby's father in the press is never a good idea, ever. I don't like Gisele, but her comments weren't mean or nasty. And I'm sorry, I have to laugh at Bridget's pal talking about using the baby as a "publicity prop." She posed with the kid on a cover of a magazine that dissed the baby's father!! I don't have a problem with that, but don't be a complete hypocrite. This sounds much more like taking a personal shot than being sincerely concerned about the child. Very immature.
just-saying-dd just-saying-dd 8 years
she was 14 when she started modling in newyork she is now 28 do the math and if she knows she has a problem with speaking english then she can afford a someone to help her so her word dont get "lost in translation"
nadiap nadiap 8 years
1.Gisele has not been in this country for 14 years. 2.I know people who's been in this country for 25 yrs and still can't get certain translation right. 3 The VF article is very long and it covers a lot of topics. Little John is a small part of the article. They asked her about him and she answered. The fact that NY post & "Bridget's camp" decided to make the entire article about her says more about them than anything else.
just-saying-dd just-saying-dd 8 years
lost in translation my foot she has been in america for "14" years she should be able to speak good english by now and for the comment about bridget talking about her son in a magazine she can do that she is jack "real" mother there is a difference between real mother and step mother
NadiaPotter NadiaPotter 8 years
people...repeat with me LOST IN TRASLATION! don't make it big, even if the model said "yes, I love the baby is more mine that hers" you people are the one making it big, I just see a Brazilian model trying to speak English. I honestly think it was a translation problem or/and exaggeration of the magazine. I don't see that much of "using the child" for press, and like I said, I still remember a lot of photos and publications of pregnant Bridget saying "the baby is only mine" thing. So, they both had their press share.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 8 years
I think all Gisele was trying to say was that she loves him as if he were her own child.
bonniebonnie bonniebonnie 8 years
I think that this little boy is really lucky he is that loved by so many people. The three of them should work together to establish boundaries on how their son and step-son is exposed to the press.
katxcore katxcore 8 years
This is sloppy journalism. Neither Bridget nor her publicist made this statement, some anonymous "friend" did. As an aside though, I think Gisele's comment was also irresponsible. She made it seem as though Bridget barely has a relationship with the child Bridget has custody of.
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