Gisele Bundchen ‘Just Survived’ Before Tom Brady Split: ‘Now I’m Alive’

In an upcoming interview with Lee Cowan for CBS News Sunday Morning, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, 43, opens up about new revelations about her divorce from former NFL superstar Tom Brady, 46.

“I’m in a different place in my life. I can choose more of what I want,” Bundchen said from her home in Costa Rica. according to a preview of the interview on Paramount.

“I think I used to be more of a survivor, and now I’m living, which is different.”

She has retired from catwalk shows and revealed that her public appearance was previously just a facade. Her life was so stressful that she even dreamed of “jumping” out of the window, she said.

“You know, I’ve been in tunnels. I couldn’t breathe. And then I started being in studios and I felt like I was suffocating. I lived on the ninth floor and had to walk up the stairs because I was afraid of getting stuck in the elevator and hyperventilating… You know how it is when you can’t breathe even with the windows open, you feel like I don’t want to live like that , do you understand what I mean?”

“Have you really thought about jumping?” Cowan asked.

“Yeah. For a second, because you think I can’t…” Bundchen replied.

Gisele smiles.
Gisele opens up about her divorce from Tom Brady in a new interview.
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Gisele and Tom Brady smile.
Gisele and Tom Brady were together for 13 years before splitting last year.
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Gisele and Tom Brady hold their daughter at a game.
Gisele and Tom Brady have a son and a daughter together.
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Bundchen and Brady married in 2009 and divorced in 2022 after 13 years of marriage and a total of 16 years together. They share Benjamin Rein, 13, and Vivian Lake, 10.

After their split, Brady was linked to supermodel Irina Shayk, 37, who has a son with Bradley Cooper.

TMZ has published conflicting reports that Bundchen is “not happy at all” with Brady’s relationship with Shayk and that she doesn’t care and finds it “helpful” that he has moved on.

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Gisele reflects on her marriage to Tom Brady in a new interview.
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Gisele speaks.
Gisele said a divorce was “not what I hoped for.”
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Gisele speaks on the beach.
Gisele and Lee Cowan in Costa Rica for their CBS interview.
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Gisele and Tom Brady.
Gisele said of Tom Brady: “I always wish him the best.”

When she reflects on her life, Bundchen says she wouldn’t change anything, including her relationship with the famous quarterback, even though she said she would She wanted her marriage to work.

“I think it’s not what I dreamed and hoped for. My parents have been married for 50 years and I really wanted this to happen,” she said.

“But I think you have to accept that sometimes you are who you are in your 20s, sometimes you grow together, sometimes you grow apart… I mean, he’s the father of my children, so I always wish him the best, and I am so grateful that he gave me wonderful children.”

The interview for “CBS New Sunday Morning” will air Sunday, September 24 on CBS and also stream on Paramount+.

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing

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