Gisele Bündchen Is Tom Brady's Biggest Fangirl After Learning He's Headed to the Super Bowl
Giselle Bündchen showed her support for husband Tom Brady on Sunday.
The supermodel, 38 — who shares daughter Vivian Lake, 4, and son Benjamin Rein, 9, with Brady — showered the quarterback with love after his team, the New England Patriots, triumphed over the Kansas City Chiefs at the 2019 AFC Championship Game.
First posting a video on her Instagram story while she jumped for joy and screamed “yes!” as she watched the game on television, Bündchen later followed up the clip with a shot of her husband on TV with heart emojis.
As Brady told the interviewer onscreen, “I just want to say hi to my wife,” Bündchen could be heard saying, “Love you baby.”
Brady, 41 — a five-time Super Bowl champion — led the Patriots to a 37-31victory over the Chiefs in overtime at the Arrowhead Stadium.
The Patriots will now head to Super Bowl LIII, which will take place for the first time at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta (home of the Falcons) on Sunday, February 3. They’re now the third franchise in NFL history to appear in three straight Super Bowls, after losing last year to the Philadelphia Eagles.
At the Super Bowl, they’ll play against the Los Angeles Rams, who defeated the New Orleans Saints in the AFC Championship Game earlier on Sunday. Kickoff time is 6:30 p.m. ET.
This was Brady’s eighth consecutive AFC Championship Game and 13th overall appearance in the conference championship for the Patriots since he joined the team almost two decades ago — though it was one of the first times in the athlete’s career that he headed into the game as an underdog.
The Chiefs, led by second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes — the likely MVP of the league this season — had home-field advantage in the championship, playing at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Kansas.
Overall, the 2018 season was a wild ride for both teams.
The Patriots had a rough start, suffering back-to-back double-digit losses for the first time since 2002 (in Week 2 and 3). But they rebounded to finish off the year 11-5 and saw Brady set a record for most career passing touchdowns in the process. Earlier this month, they earned their appearance in the AFC Championship game with their 41-28 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers in Foxborough.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs went 5-0 to start out the season, before losing to the Patriots. But the Chiefs remained hot, winning their next four games until they faced off against the Los Angeles Rams in November. The two high-octane offenses battled it out, scoring 105 points in total in what is considered one of the best regular season games of all time. They handily beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-13 last weekend to reach the AFC Championship, their first since 1993.
Throughout it all, Bündchen has stood by Brady’s side — even if she hasn’t “been very successful” in getting him to retire. After he helped the Patriots earn a spot in the AFC Championship, she celebrated her husband’s victory by planting a smooch on his cheek after the game.
“Great game my love, congratulations!” Bündchen wrote on Instagram, alongside a picture of her and Brady. “So happy for you and your teammates!”