The Brazilian beauty describes first meeting Tom, shortly after his split from his ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan: “You know that feeling of, like, you can’t get enough?” Gisele asks. “From the first day we met, we’ve never spent one day without speaking to each other.”
Then, 2 1/2 months into their relationship, Gisele, 28, says they learned that Bridget was pregnant with Tom’s child.
“It was definitely a surprise for both of us. In the beginning you’re living this romantic fantasy; you’re thinking, This can’t be true, it’s so good! And then, Whoops – wake-up call!”
Tom’s son John is now 19 months old, and Gisele gushes that “He’s a little angel – the sweetest, most cuddly, loving baby. I feel blessed to have him in my life.”
She admits she’s never met Bridget, but says, “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.”
When she first found out Tom was going to be a dad Gisele admits that she considered leaving and encouraging him to reunite with his ex, but in the end decided that “when people break up, it’s for a reason.”
Now, a month after their surprise wedding, the supermodel reveals that she is thankful for how it all happened.
“I think it was a blessing, because otherwise I don’t think I would have known what he was made of, and he wouldn’t have known what I was made of.”