Next up in our celebrity engagement series is none other than Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, a power couple who even after being married 9 years, can’t seem to keep their hands off one another. They were spotted at the MET Gala last month over some serious PDA.
We’ve already covered the engagement stories and custom designed rings given by Prince Harry and Kanye West, so let’s take a look at Tom’s playbook proposal.
Tom Brady fell short of his sixth Super Bowl championship this year, but he’s still strong in the game at 40 years old has a net worth of around $180 million. Gisele Bündchen, one of the most famous supermodels in history, was happily single and sitting on her own $360 million when she met the football star.
They were introduced by a friend in 2006 and it was love at first sight for Gisele. She shared in a Vanity Fair interview that, “I knew right away….The moment I saw him, he smiled and I was like, That is the most beautiful, charismatic smile I’ve ever seen!”
They sat and talked for three hours that night and have talked EVERY day since. But it wasn’t a straight and narrow path for Tom and Gisele. He was in a relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan when they met and started dating. Tom soon broke it off with Moynahan, but shortly after found out she was pregnant with his child.
Obviously, the couple had to navigate their way through a challenging situation (and Gisele even considered leaving Tom so he and his ex could try and work things out), but now Gisele is a great stepmom to John, as well as their own two kids- Benjamin and Vivian.
The Engagement Story
If Kim and Kanye’s engagement and wedding story are an open book, this one’s a locked down vault. Tom and Gisele relish their privacy, but they’ve finally offered up nuggets of their love story over the years.
After three years of dating, Tom proposed to Gisele amid a short, private flight from New Jersey to Boston. The details have been largely kept quiet, but according to several sources Brady coordinated to have the inside of the private jet lined with 4 dozen white roses.
During the quick, less than 30 minute flight of only four passengers- Tom, Gisele, and her parents- he got down on one knee, took the ring out of his shirt pocket, and proposed. The family celebrated with champagne before landing in Boston.
Tom makes it sound too easy!
Tom opted for a simple and striking diamond ring to pop the big question. The classic four-prong, four-carat solitaire diamond engagement ring in platinum was worth an estimated $145,000.
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Tom and Gisele wasted zero time getting hitched and were able to plan not one, but two weddings in only 10 days. They were engaged for barely a month before getting married in an exclusive, private ceremony (in true Tom and Gisele fashion) at Santa Monica Catholic Church in front of a few close friends and immediate family.
A month and half later, the couple said “I do” a second time during a sunset ceremony at Gisele’s beach home in Costa Rica; this time in front of 25 guests with extra tight security.