Star: Bridget Moynahan is still bothered by anyone mentioning Tom Brady


There some evidence to suggest that Bridget Moynahan is still annoyed by Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, even now. How long has as it been? Around seven years since Tom Brady and Bridget Moynahan broke up and he immediately got with Gisele, and Bridget simultaneously found out that she was pregnant. That’s the kind of messy situation that leaves a mark for years. To give Bridget some credit, she only makes rare, bitchy, pointed comments about once a year, and not even that in the past few years. So, is Bridget still holding onto some anger? Does she still have an ax to grind? Eh. Star Mag says Bridget is still very skittish about anyone discussing Tom.

There is only one rule that Bridget Moynahan has when it comes to her ex-boyfriend Tom Brady: do not talk about Tom Brady.

According to a family insider, the mere name of the New England Patriots quarterback – who left her and got together with Gisele Bundchen when she was pregnant with their son Jack – still makes Bridget turn red.

“No one is allowed to even whisper Tom’s name in her home,” says the source. “Anyone who works for her has to sign an agreement prohibiting them from ever mentioning his name. She once even fired someone on the spot when they innocently asked Jack about his dad.”

Since Bridget and Tom have shared custody of Jack, that’s gotta be one tense handoff.

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

Gossip Cop spoke to an unnamed “source close to Moynahan” who says this not true and Bridget and Tom “are amicable as they have a son together.” As in, they play nice for the sake of their kid, but if it wasn’t for Jack, it would be WAR. I tend to overanalyze when it comes to Bridget though – I doubt this story just because it seems like Bridget is really focused on being a good mom, and I doubt she bad-mouthes Tom in front of Jack or anything like that. But yeah, I’ll buy that she doesn’t want to talk about Tom anymore at this point. By the way, I’m guessing that Bridget gets more upset with Gisele than with Tom. Gisele is the one who won’t shut up about her mothering skills and how Jack feels like “her” kid. Tom just tries to keep the peace, I think.



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  1. Liv says:

    First, I hope she found herself a new stylist by now. The silver dress is an insult to fashion.

    Secondly, this is Star magazine – do they ever get it right? Her son spends pretty much time with Gisele and Tom and I remember that there were pap pics with Gisele and Jack (and the nanny?) in NYC, so I doubt that Bridget hates Tom that much.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Jack spends a great deal of his time with Tom and Gisele here in Boston and if appearances are any indication, the child enjoys being with Gisele and his siblings.

      The Tom/Bridget break-up was clearly coming for a good year before it finally happened, long before Giselle was in the picture, and to many, the pregnancy seemed like a desperation move on Bridget’s part. And yes, I realize she was in a difficult position when the baby was coming, but she didn’t exactly handle it well in public. She refused to let him see the baby when it was born and she told a local paper that he wasn’t paying child support when the reality was that she was refusing to negotiate support payments with him. For Bridget, it was marriage or nothing – a marriage that would have ended in divorce. For the sake of Jack, I hope they all can conduct themselves amicably.

      Oh, and if Jack were not in the picture, no, it would not be war. There would be no contact between them at all because there would be no reason for contact.

      • sp says:

        That’s BS and conjecture on your part.

        Bridget didn’t refuse to let him see the baby when it was born. Tom was was present, as was his parents. That’s well known.

        Bridget has her own career and money. She’s commented in the past that she has the financial means to support herself and her son. She doesn’t need Tom’s money. If I had to guess (which is all you are doing on this topic), they split Jack’s expenses like school 50/50 each.

        I personally think that Bridget has handled herself with grace and class.

      • doofus says:

        to lilacflowers:

        while I agree with you that I don’t think their relationship was strong (or even in existence) when she got pregnant…

        the fact that she DID get pregnant is due to BOTH of their actions. if he didn’t want a baby, he should have wrapped it up…or, you know, just NOT had sex with her, since it seemed they weren’t “together” when she got pregnant. he had just as much control over that situation as she did, so please don’t portray her as a desperate woman who got pregnant to “keep her man”. a man cannot get “tricked” into getting a woman pregnant, just like a man cannot be “stolen”. even if the woman claims she’s on the pill, if a man wants to be sure (or even just to protect from STDs) he should wear a condom.

      • Stef Leppard says:

        SP, I think Tom is probably required to pay her some child support. And yeah, he was at the hospital when Jack was born.

      • CC says:


        Yup, the law pretty much doesn’t care if you have “outside” agreements, they’re big on this equitable contribution to kids from both parents.

        It’s like, “you don’t need the money from the other parent? well, the money technically isn’t for you, it’s for your child”.

      • Bridget says:

        They were completely broken up when Moynihan announced she was pregnant, and had been for a while. I feel bad, because she and Brady were together for a long time and the conjecture was that she wanted to get married but he wanted out of the relationship, and then after they broke up he started dating Gisele almost immediately. Wasn’t this pregnancy pretty obviously a case of ex-sex? Or a breakup, one last go-around?

        As acrimonious as the Moynihan-Brady split was, they both clearly love Jack. Moynihan’s unhappiness with Brady is apparent with the fact that she goes to the tabloids (or has a friend) about once a year to complain about Brady.

      • Audrey says:

        Yeah it’s pretty commonly known that the baby was an attempt to save the relationship. But Tom was gone before she even found out about the baby. They were rocky for a long time.

        She was bitter at first. I remember her announcing the pregnancy without informing Tom. But I think she’s pretty much over it now. Maybe a little resentment over him not coming back when she got pregnant. But they were together for a long time so a bit of pain will likely always be there even though she’s moved on

        I don’t buy that she’s this upset or petty. She gives Tom and Gisele tons of access so I think they’re okay now.

      • Some women are like that though–petty towards the ex. I have a cousin that’s a few years older than me. When she got pregnant for the first time, she told our family that the guy who got her pregnant pretty much just left her, the minute she told him she was pregnant. Which was technically true–he left the state before the baby was born. But what she didn’t tell us, and what he said in front of us was that he wanted to be involved with the baby, you know–be the father. But she told him that if he wouldn’t buy certain things her way (like she wanted name brand baby clothes, etc) then he might as well not do anything at all. And after a while, he just left, because she wouldn’t let him do anything.

      • K says:

        “They were completely broken up when Moynihan announced she was pregnant, and had been for a while.”


      • bobbisue says:

        Because you live in Boston you intimately know about the dynamic here?? It makes me see RED when people insinuate that women mastermind a pregnancy last minute to “keep a man.” You do know how it works, right?? She stole his sperm and used a turkey baster? He is equally complicit and responsible. She has carried herself with grace and they have done the best they can as a blended family. Don’t forget SHE’S the Massachusetts girl: strong, resilient and private.

      • FLORC says:

        There was bitterness on both parts.

        Bridget was publicly hurt by Tom getting with Giselle so quickly. Even moreso after Giselle Pranced around article to article talking about Jack as her son. It’s comparable to Leanne and Brandy in many ways.

        And Tom reportedly had a freak out on a plane with fellow Patriots when the on board movie was “The Recruit” with Bridget as 1 of the 3 lead actors. He demanded the movie not be shown. This was backed up and talked about by now former Patriots employees.

        If anything I don’t doubt both Tom and Bridget are a little bitter here and there. They could have been handling it worse. If anything i’ll point the finger at Giselle for being an instigator.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        “They were completely broken up when Moynihan announced she was pregnant, and had been for a while”

        Then how did she get pregnant? CLEARLY they couldn’t have been over “for a while” if he impregnated her. People are acting like she got pregnant after he left as some kind of plan, but um, getting pregnant doesn’t work like that.

      • jjva says:


        “he had just as much control over that situation as she did, so please don’t portray her as a desperate woman who got pregnant to “keep her man”. a man cannot get “tricked” into getting a woman pregnant, just like a man cannot be “stolen”.”

        EXACTLY. Men know precisely what to do if they don’t want to have children. If they don’t do it, that’s on them — whatever the woman tells them about birth control, etc. You have the sex, you share the responsibility, full stop.

      • FLORC says:

        That situation with your cousin sucks.

        I can’t feel too much for the guy for leaving though. Even if your cousin was so awful to him it’s still his kid.

        And i’m with everyone saying he should have wrapped it up. If this was ex sex then he should have taken precautions.

    • Anna says:

      That was my first reaction too! That dress is horrible, especially the boob area.

    • Zigggy says:

      Yes, I’m sure he left her after seeing her in that dress. 😉

      • GG says:

        Tom looked MIGHTY FINE when he was with her!! No dweeby hair styles or page boy hats & cardigans.

    • JFYI says:

      Liv: LOL! Sadly her style didn’t change. That dress is not so bad, but her style is horrible.

  2. MrsBPitt says:

    I feel kinda bad for Giselle regarding Jack…it seems she genuinely loves Jack. If she mentions him, she is trying to be his mother, if she doesn’t mention him, the comments would be “how come she ignores Jack”…Also, it bothers me that Moynahan didn’t allow Jack to have his Dad’s last name…now his brother and sister are Bradys, and he is a Moynahan…it seems like Tom is a good, loving father to Jack…if BM was really putting her child first, that would be all that matters. Has BM even dated anyone since Tom? I don’t recall seeing her in the tabs with anyone…

    • Wachick says:

      Why would she let her son have her ex-boyfriend’s last name? That seems like an odd argument to make.

      Also, so what if we haven’t seen her with anyone? Maybe she’s busy mothering. OR, doesn’t feel like alerting the world to her dating life.

      • Holly says:

        I think she’s been dating producer McG (The O.C., Chuck, other stuff…) for a few years now, and last I read, they were still together. I’ve never heard any dramatic stuff about their relationship, so at least they have/had some decent boundaries; I can’t say the same for Tom and Gisele.

        You never know what occurs in someone else’s relationship, but just by virtue of the fact that Bridget is not an unstoppable force of famewhoredom like Gisele (nor dealing in hundreds of millions of real estate), I just find her more likable all the way around!

        whoops, Candy Love has the deets!

      • MrsBPitt says:

        @ Wachick…Tom’s not just her “ex-boyfriend”…He is Jack’s father…its not like Tom abandoned Jack and she is raising him alone….I have many single mother friends, that have children and they all have their father’s last name…also, I didn’t mean that BM was still carrying a torch for TB…I was seriously curious to know who she has been dating…just didn’t recall hearing anything!

      • Splinter says:

        Well, they both are his parents, this is the 21st century, why is her name worse than his? And it probably makes the travelling esaier, less questions.

      • Liv says:

        Speaking from the point of view of the child it’s probably more comfortable for him to have the same name like his siblings. If Bridget knew already that she wouldn’t get more children, then I’d say she should have choosed Tom’s name. Then again, if they don’t get along well or she still holds a grudge it’s understandable that she gave him her name.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Jack’s name is “John Thomas”, which is the reverse of Tom’s name. She gave him her last name. At the time of the birth, she was making a big deal about refusing to let Tom see the baby and claiming he wasn’t paying child support, which was only because she was refusing to negotiate.

      • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

        My sisters 4 kids all have her last name and she is with a stable partner for many years. He didn’t care all that much about his last name – the last name was his step fathers- and he liked the sound of her last name better.

      • JFYI says:

        @Wachick… “doesn’t feel like alerting the world to her dating life.” That’s what she used to do! Her sexual life was WONDERFUL. She dated many guys, but now she is dating McG.

      • JFYI says:

        @Holly… Come on, tell me why you hate Gisele so much.
        Bridget is more likable? Why? Maybe because you know nothing about her.
        “Bridget is not an unstoppable force of famewhoredom like Gisele (nor dealing in hundreds of millions of real estate)” What? Gisele = Famewhoredom? Bridget loves tabloids and she used to talk about her dating life. (It was wonderful, by the way, she had many boyfriends.) Sorry, but I think the media doesn’t care about Bridget. Real estate has nothing to do with this story.

    • Jane Q. Doe says:

      I think she is/has been dating the director McG fairly seriously. Not sure why I remember that…

    • TG says:

      I agree at MrsPitt – It only shows how bitter and petty Brigett is/was to stick her last name on their son.

      • NerdMomma says:

        Are you all serious with this? Why should she stick HIS last name on their son? What’s petty about sharing a last name with your child? She is as much a parent as he is. That is such a weird, anti-woman, patriarchal thing to say.

      • Amy Tennant says:

        I have two friends who are still in long-term relationships with the fathers of their children, but they’re not married. Guess what? In both cases the kids have their mother’s name. What’s wrong with that?

      • V4Real says:

        I can’t believe what I’m reading. People are seriously judging a woman becasue she gave her child her last name as oppose to the father. Damn I guess you guys must really hate women who get married but decide to keep their maiden name instead of taking their husbands. Step out of the dark ages.

        As for having the samn name as his siblings, was Bridget supposed to sit there and think whether or not Tom was going to have more children. It’s Jack’s half siblings anyways.

      • queenfreddiemercury says:

        *IF* I have kids the children will have my last name because I carried them for 9 months and gave birth to them. I don’t understand what the big deal is for parents choosing what is best for their family. And it is really old fashioned to automatically think that the man’s name is only option for birth certificate.

        Also for you guys that are so concerned about Jack’s younger half siblings not having the same last name. Plenty of siblings don’t have the same last name. It’s not really a big deal.

      • sienna says:

        Thank you for the sanity! There is nothing that annoys me more than when my unmarried friends give their babies their boyfriend’s (or exboyfriend’s ) last names.
        Especially because it is usually discussed and decided to give them their mom’s name before delivery and then the man bombards them in the recovery room post-partem.

        BTW, I didn’t share a last name with my mom growing up and hated it. People always ask.

      • feebee says:

        I guess you think Kate Winslet should have given her latest son the Rocknroll last name too?

      • aquarius64 says:

        Is Bridget required by law to give her son his biological father last name? Personally I think unmarried women give their children the father’s last name is to take away the stigma of the child being born out of wedlock. Back in the day the ONLY way a child could get the father’s last name is when the mother was married to him at the time of his/her birth. On my own birth certificate (state government issue) there’s a section to mark off “legitimate” or “illegitimate”. (I was marked “legitimate”.) Even in some circles having children outside of marriage is still frown on. I think in some jurisdictions it matters whether a child was born in or out of wedlock in terms of inheritance, even in the US. A child may get the dad’s estate: an equal share, a lesser partial share, or no share compared to children born within a marriage. I’m suggesting there may be more to Bridget’s bitterness than just a woman scorned.

    • Roma says:

      It is far easier for a child to travel with his mother when they share the same last name.

      I realize you have “assumed” Brad Pitt’s last name for the sake of this message board, but a lot of women choose to keep their name, and to pass that name along to their children. Besides, if she had given him the “Brady” name, people would have called her a gold-digger who wouldn’t let go. Moynahan can’t win.

      • MrsBPitt says:

        @Roma…Really? You’re calling me out for having MrsBitt as my name on a CELEBRITY website??? lol And I am fine with any child having their mothers last name…I just thought it might be easier for Jack to have the same last name as his siblings…not easier for Tom or easier for Bridget…easier for Jack…

      • Roma says:

        I did! It was tongue-in-cheek over the male family name.

        But who’s to say Moynahan won’t have more children? You made it seem like she was “withholding” the Brady name, and that by giving him his father’s name would be putting him first. I have issues with that type of patriarchal assumption, especially when many blended families have a number of last names.

      • Jocelina says:

        Well said.

        My husband and I are expecting our first child, and we’ve agreed that he or she will have both of our last names (I didn’t change my name when we got married). I have no problem with folks who do change their last names, or who pick one last name for their kid(s), but I do find it irritating when people assume that if there’s going to be one last name it will or should be be the father’s.

      • Liv says:

        Roma, she said in an interview that she doesn’t want more kids. I think Moynahan-Brady would have been a good choice. The kid has then her name and also the same name like his siblings.

    • UmamiMommy says:

      There is absolutely no requirement anywhere that a child take his/her father’s last name–regardless of marital status of his/her parents. Also, I’m sure Gisele does love Jack, but she doesn’t need to refer to him as “my child.” There are many, many ways to express her love for Jack while being respectful towards his (very involved) mother.

      • starrywonder says:

        Thank you! I am sure Bridget was not worried about making Tom Brady’s future kids when she named her son. If I have a child out of wedlock with someone the kid is getting my last name.

    • Lamb says:

      I don’t get how it would be easier for the child to have Tom Brady’s last name. What if Tom never had additional kids so the names match? What if Bridget has another child with a different man? Should they also give that child Tom’s last name, just so they match? There is something oddly sexist about you suggesting she is being selfish for not giving the kid Tom’s last name. She is the mother. She carried he child, pushed the child out of her body and is raising the child. If I was in her situation, the child would absolutely have my last name. Jack will be just fine with his last name.

      • Oh La La says:

        YES. YES. YES. I cringed reading some of the sexist comments here. Thank you for your comment.

      • jjva says:

        Yeah, there is some serious bullshit in these comments. Yours is admirably sane.

    • ycnan says:

      I don’t understand why in the world this child should have his fathers last name over his mothers. A very old fashioned opinion.

    • Frankly says:

      I have my maiden name, my older daughter has her bio-father’s last name (never married – should have given her mine, so good on you BM), my husband has his last name, and our bio daughter has my husband’s middle name as her last name (because his last name is pretty awful). None of us have the same last name. AND NO ONE CARES. We’ve never been asked about it – not school, insurance, taxes – nobody.

    • Audrey says:

      I think Gisele is a great mom and step mom

      But she’s taken it too far in the past by referring to him as her son. That’s just too much and disrespectful to Bridget who also seems like a really good mom.

      Gisele just had to take a step back and be considerate and respectful of the fact that he has a good mom.

    • Amanda says:

      In my family of you have a child out of wedlock the child has the mothers last name, doesn’t matter how involved the dad is.

    • Lucky Charm says:

      The way I look at it is, if the parents are married (or in a committed relationship) then it makes sense to give the child the father’s last name if that’s what they agree with. However, if the parent’s are not even together as a couple, then it absolutely makes more sense for the child to have the mother’s last name. But that’s just my opinion.

    • holly hobby says:

      Well, Kate Winslet is married but she just gave her baby boy her last name. I think she insinuated on Ellen that Winslet was probably less painful to grow up with than Rocknroll. So no, the child doesn’t need to have the father’s last name.

    • Patriciacamille says:

      What’s so bad about him having her last name? I had a my daughter in a situation almost like this, and she has my last name. I’m the one that takes care of stuff like registering her for school, goes with her to dr appts, and many other things, and it’s just easier with the same last name. It doesn’t have to be that she’s being spiteful.

  3. lucy2 says:

    Ugh, that silver dress!
    The only time she’s ever said anything publicly was when Gisele overstepped. I don’t think they’re all BFFs, but I doubt it’s that extreme.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      She said a great deal publicly in local papers during the pregnancy and shortly after Jack was born, trying to get public sympathy.

      • sp says:

        That’s not accurate. She hardly said anything publicly during or after.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Yes, I am being accurate, but clearly, you have put yourself on what is known around here as “Team Bridget.”

      • Bridget says:

        @SP: actually, she did say a lot to the press for quite a while, and she still says something every once in a while. It’s just not attributed to her, but it’s clearly someone in Moynihan’s camp (which is essentially her).

      • sp says:

        And clearly you are Team Gisele / Tom.

        I’m stating the facts. She hardly said anything publicly during or after.

      • Bridget says:

        @SP: clearly, I’m Team ”I can Google this stuff easily and actually remember when this happened”. But nice try.

        Also, I don’t remember seeing you comment here before, but you’re awfully invested in Ms. Moynihan.

      • V4Real says:

        Team Bridget/Team Gisele, Team Aniston/Team Angelina. This should stop already. In the words of Angelina Jolie this is so High School. Can people just have thier opinions or dislike whom they please without being team anything?

      • Hiddles forever says:

        I totally agree with you! Can we like or dislike people without being somebody’s team?

    • TG says:

      @Lucy2 – I recall the extremely petty comment Brigett released when Benjamin was born bout how Jack will enjoy having a half-sibling now. Something like that anyway. Who puts out statements that are supposed to be congratulatory and then stick in the “half-sibling” part. If that isn’t being a bitter Betty I don’t know what is.

      • Allie says:

        How is that petty? They ARE half siblings. It was nice of her to even put out a congrats. If your ex boyfriend had a child with his new gf/wife, would you put well wishes on Facebook? Probably not. It seems like all of the parties are acting maturely. They don’t have to be bff’s.

      • Sleepyjane says:

        While it may have been technically accurate to congratulate the birth of his “half-sibling,” it would have been better had she said nothing at all. I think many of us who have half-siblings, if we have a relationship with them, would agree that we would never dream of referring to them as such. That being said, perhaps I am projecting too much and need to step away from this thread 🙂

      • Um, I have THREE half siblings—five kids, three different fathers. They are my siblings. Not my half siblings. Siblings. I would be extremely hurt and pissed if say my sperm donor was actually present in my life, had a wife/girlfriend and kids, and said wife/girlfriend referred to be as a half sibling to her and my donor’s kids. We’re siblings. End of. None of this half or adopted bs. SIBLINGS.

      • Allie says:

        @Virgilia Coriolanus There are plenty of people who have half siblings. I’m not saying you consider them anything less than your full brother or sister. But to say she was being petty to call his future brother a half sibling is ridiculous.

      • @Allie
        I think it is petty. Because that new baby is her son’s sibling. It’s not like anyone thought that she was going to have another baby with Tom—we know that the kids have two diff. moms. I would never say half sibling, in referring to any of my siblings, let alone to my child’s siblings.

      • lucy2 says:

        I just read that comment she made – I don’t see anything petty about it at all. In fact I think that’s probably the nicest statement you could probably make in that situation.

        I don’t follow any of these people closely, but for the most part I don’t see her say much about the situation other than that they try to make a good family for their son.

  4. Mimif says:

    Regardless of the suspect story source, I’m pretty sure if I had to co-parent with Giselle I might stab my eardrums out. There, I said it. As for Tom, meh.

  5. freakylady says:

    I believe this. My bf worked on a Garnier commercial with Bridget a couple years ago. The crew was explicitly told not to not mention Tom or Gisele. IIRC they were also told not to mention the New England Patriots. He said she was very nice and easygoing, but this was clearly a sore subject. Jack was on set with her as well. The producers/agency may have set that stipulation on their own though…they often go overboard with the coddling.

    • nofkksgiven says:

      thanks for this info! i guess its her right if she doesn’t want to talk about it – maybe its not because she is still mad but it’s one of those things where she doesn’t want every time she goes anywhere people ask her if she is friendly with Gisele or how often does she see Tom? They are big celebs and people are nosy… I could definitely see it being the first thing people want to ask her about and that being annoying over time…

    • Jegede says:

      Thanks for that

  6. Celia says:

    Eh, I think there are still issues between them. I remember an interview like two years ago where she still seemed bitter that Tom didn’t dump Gisele and marry her when she found out she was pregnant. She was then and still is I think dating the director McG.

    I doubt she has forbidden anyone from mentioning his name in her house though, she seems like a good mother and I’m sure Jack talks about his father all the time. I do feel sorry for Jack though, it must be hard for him having his father to live on the other side of the country and being able to see him only occasionally when his siblings get to live with him all the time. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were some serious sibling jealousy issues when he hits the teenage years.

    The timing of the article is interesting though, considering Tom and Gisele put their California mansion on sale. I remember reading that Tom bought the house as his California base to live in the off-season in order to live near Jack since Bridget had to live in the LA due to her work. He and Gisele were also supposed to move to California after his career was over. Now they are buying more houses on the East Coast and there has been talk of Brady moving to Patriots management after his quarterback career is over so that might have an impact on the custody arrangements of Jack so I can see why Bridget would be pissed off if it means Jack will rarely get to see his father in the future since Tom won’t be living in California part of the year anymore.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      They aren’t on the other side of the country. Bridget lives in New York and her parents are in Massachusetts. Tom lives in Boston and Jack is in Boston all the time. Tom is from California; his parents still live there.

    • NerdMomma says:

      You feel sorry for Jack because he has to live part-time with his own mother? And doesn’t get to live with Tom Brady and his step-mother? Is Tom Brady some kind of magical wonderful father that I don’t know about? The comments are so weird here today. Poor Jack can’t be with his dad all of the time like his HALF siblings. They are half, you know, there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s just true.

      • Peppa says:

        I’m wondering if a lot of these comments are from New Englanders/Pats fans. No shade, but where I’m from Tom Brady is not well liked at all so I don’t see any reason to defend him. Not that Bridget never acted petty, but Tom Brady seems like a complete tool and Gisele seems like an awful, nasty, high maintenance woman.

      • starrywonder says:

        LMAO! I know. Why is everyone acting like Bridget is a monster for wanting to parent her son and for him to have her last name. Was she supposed to sign him over after birth so her ex and his new wife could raise him? Crazy.

      • Alyce says:

        I realized it is mostly the same people bashing her. It just seems like it’s more people bc they are doing it over and over again.

    • Bridget says:

      Its hard to be a kid and have half siblings that live full time with the parent you only see sometimes, but Jack has never lived with Tom. By all accounts Bridget is a loving mother to Jack, so it’s not like he’s missing out on anything.

      I do have to throw some shade over Tom’s CA crash pad to see his son is a $40 million estate.

      I’m not going to lie, the Brady-Moynihan has always been juicy gossip.

    • Audrey says:

      Bridget relocated to NYC. That’s likely why they are selling the California house. Tom is on the east coast for work as well and Gisele can work from any home base, she can fly out of Logan for shoots. NYC is good for fashion too.

      It makes sense since Bridget is from mass and her family is still there.

  7. Loopy says:

    Wait a minute! Did he know she was pregnant and left her anyways,it says she found out after the break up. I truly hope thats the case. I think Claire Danes was once in a similar situation.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      The breakup was coming for a long time. Local gossip columnists were predicting it for months. They officially broke up in early December, (although it was pretty obvious by Thanksgiving that they were done). Jack was born in August, nine months later.

      • sp says:

        local gossip columnists were predicting…


      • nofkksgiven says:

        sp – do you know bridget? you seem to have a very strong stance on this issue : ) I’d love to hear your side of the story…

      • Candy Love says:

        @ nofkksgiven

        You can say the same thing about some other who are strong stance that Bridget is a bitter, selfish women and who got pregnant to keep Tom.

      • Bridget says:

        @SP: what’s with the spin? It’s easy to look most of this stuff up, including those breakup and pregnancy announcements. And ”local gossip” includes items like Moynihan being removed from Pats practice.

      • Audrey says:

        Yeah I’m from the Boston area and remember tge gossip. They were rocky for a long time. Broke up. She found out she was pregnant. He was seeing Gisele by then. He stayed with her instead of going back to Bridget.

        Bridget was pissed. Released the pregnancy news without telling Brady.

        I can’t blame her for being upset. She was with him for years and now he’s gone and she’s pregnant.

      • JFYI says:

        They officially broke up in early December? I think they officially broke up in November. No, Tom Brady didn’t know she was pregnant, Loop.

    • Maum says:

      Claire Danes wasn’t quite in the same situation. Bill Crudup left a 7 month pregnant Mary Louise Parker for her. The two women were friends as well (or so Parker thought).

    • Elle Kaye says:

      They broke up in mid December 2006, after 3 years together. He started dating Bunchen just before Christmas.

      Moynahan received flack from some rags, who stated that Brady was blindsided by her making the announcement public, saying she did it to make him look bad. Others say he knew before she announced.

      Everyone will have their spin. I was living in RI at the time, and the spin there was different than other media outlets. But when she gave birth to the baby, the statement from her camp said that Brady was there. I have never heard her say anything bad about him, nor him about her. The speculators kept it alive.

      They make it work, why can’t people accept it?

  8. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    He is smolderingly attractive.

  9. ldub says:

    hopefully she makes peace with the situation for her sons sake at least.

    also, hopefully she’s found an evening gown to properly fit her bust.

  10. chloe says:

    Tom’s name is not allowed to be mentioned in my house either, but that’s because we’re Colt’s fans:)
    I’m sure Bridgett probably get’s asked about Tom and Giselle all of the time and I would personally get tired of it too. I’m sure she was pretty bitter during the pregnancy and early years of Jack’s birth, but it seems like they’ve worked out the co-parenting thing, this seems like a made up story by Star.

  11. QQ says:

    She has one of THE most epic Resting Bitch faces!! Whooo! (Is it the brows?)

    • TG says:

      @QQ – You always say the funniest things. I agree with you but I still think she is very pretty regardless of her b*tch face. Even though I don’t like how she handled the situation I would still watch her in a movie or TV

      • QQ says:

        Oh I agree, she is a capable actress for sure!

      • mimif says:

        I’m a total QQ stan! I wish I had like a QQ doll that said funny sh-t all day. I know that’s a little creepy and weird, but I thought it was better than asking if I could have her for a pet. Cuz she might bite. 😀

      • QQ says:

        ROTFLMMFAO MIMI!! a QQ Doll for Sures Is gonna Bite!! Be Careful!!!! (But it’ll also shake it’s doll tits so I feel it’ll all even out for you- Now: Pet Me)

      • lady mary. says:

        she had the best bitch face when she was SATC ,scared little Carrie awway
        ps: QQ ur posts indeed brighten my day

  12. Kay says:

    Didn’t she name her son years before her ex had more children? Should she have anticipated his procreation plans and tossed aside her own name so they all would someday be a matched set? Anyway, its a pretty tired story and maybe she doesnt want to keep having it hashed up.

  13. Jegede says:

    I remember reading this on a sports blog
    “While Tom and Gisele were definitely together while Bridget was pregnant, Tom and Bridget’s relationship was very much over by the time he started dating Gisele.

    In fact, Tom and Bridget broke up in October of 2006 before she announced she was pregnant. I remember very well when the Pats played Miami at home in early October of that year, Bridget had to be removed from the Pats practice because she came onto the field during practice trying to “talk” with Tom because she was furious because they were breaking up. Witnessed this incident with my own two eyes. A similar incident happened in December in Miami of that same season.

    By then Bridget may have known that she was pregnant and was expecting Tom to get back with her, however, she again had to be escorted off the premises per Tom’s request. Furthermore, Bridget has her own history of cheating and infidelity. She was cheating on her then boyfriend, screenwriter Scott Rosenberg, with Tom Brady. Rosenberg found out about Bridget sleeping with Tom after he saw pics of them in Page Six”.

    I remember Bridget was beyond thirsty. She wanted to marry Tom badly, maybe thought getting pregnant would make him want to marry her. Contrary to what everyone thinks, he didn’t know she was pregnant when he started dating Gisele. He found out she was pregnant the same way everyone else did- the NY Post. She’s probably chilled now but Bridgette was very bitter about him marrying and having a child with someone else

    • Teri says:

      I absolutely believe that as ridicules as it sounds. This is hard for me as a Jets fan (if anyone is a fan of pro football you will know heated the Jets/Pats rivalry is) but I defend Tom Brady here. I work in PR and often had to work with a firm in Boston–my contact there was very good friends with the heads in the Pats PR department and said Brady broke it off with her late summer of 2006 and she hounded him until he relented and got back together with her one last time. I absolutely believe the pregnancy was her “Hail Mary” pass and she “tucked” the birth control hoping to get pregnant.

      I think he did the right thing in not marrying her but has always done the right thing by his son. He is an active father and when you see the pictures of him together he clearly adores his boy. He was indeed present when she gave birth but was not allowed in the delivery room. This was in the middle of the 2007 preseason. After he flew back to Boston he was interviewed about the baby’s birth and he was beaming and said his name was Jonathan Brady. Right after that happened Bridget’s publicist issued this really nasty statement saying Bridget was happy that Tom Brady could take time off from the NFL preseason to be present for the birth and that the baby’s full name was John Edward Thomas Moynihan (ouch and pretty bitter). I just hope she has finally let go of all that bitterness and is happy with McG who seems like a decent guy (I once saw Bridget, McG and Jack in Battery Park and McG was holding Jack on his shoulders and it looked like the two of them were having a great time).

      So Brady has always taken the high road in the situation, has never bashed Bridget or said anything negative about her in the press so for that I give him props. But I still hope the Jets “Sons of Anarchy” line kick his butt all over the field this fall!

    • The Original Mia says:

      Thanks for the refresher. I vaguely remembered those stories. I do remember it being crazy and bitter on Bridget’s part.

  14. Huh says:

    Tom certainly has a type. Tall, dark and… horsy

    • CF98 says:

      Gisele is a brunette?

      As for this I completely believe it and while I never found Bridget all that innocent either Tom was an idiot for putting himself in that position to begin with if you are checked out in a relationship don’t sleep with that person.

      However I can’t blame her for not wanting to talk about him because really outside of playing Big’s wife on SATC this was her biggest claim to fame being Brady’s GF.

      Putting that aside at least they appear to be amicable about the whole thing from a public standpoint its not like this is a Gabriel/Halle/Olivier situation here.

    • springingforward says:

      And dominant; he clearly defers to the woman he is with.

  15. hot4thor says:

    wow it pays to be quarterback of the Patriots. I didn’t even know they had ever dated first off. but damn he does land some hot hollywood tail.

  16. Dawn says:

    I think this is such old news and yes I believe that she may not want to hear about Tom over and over again but the bottom line is she lucked out. Most fathers who were in Tom’s position simply run. And most women have to take the father to court and most women have to prove that the said child is indeed that man’s child and most new women who hook up with the said father prefer to act as if that child does NOT exist. That is the truth of the situation that many women find themselves in the fact that Jack doesn’t have to live through that b.s. is a wonderful thing. He has two mother figures who love him and who could ask for more than that?

  17. Alexis says:

    People really tear into this woman! Probably because this whole messy story is in tension with the image many have of Brady as the class of the nfl. I feel bad. She didn’t ever have a chance to get her side of the story understood. I’m a fan of Gisele and Tom together now, but do we need to trash this woman here? Smh.

    • Theoriginalkitten says:

      She did get her story out, not directly, but through “friends” and “unnamed sources”. She is not a stupid woman–an essential PR aspect of a messy split is beating the other to the punch and she did that well.

      But I 100% agree with you–why does it have to be “team ____” anyone?

      Sometimes relationships don’t work out and babies don’t always come at the most apt, perfect time. Sh*t happens you know?
      I think Moynahan probably felt burned and a bit upset with the way things played out and I don’t blame her for that-she’s only human. I really don’t see her OR Tom as the victim or villain in this scenario. I just think that the relationship didn’t work out and both have obviously moved on (I don’t believe that she still cares so much that she doesn’t want his name uttered around her–BS) and are staying amicable for the sake of their son–I personally applaud that because it’s not easy.

      People have personalized, speculated and projected on the relationship between these two for so long. I get that it’s celeb gossip and speculation is part of the fun but I honestly don’t see any strife here. They seem fine with each other.

      • Harriet says:

        @The originalkitten your comment pretty much sums up this place on any given topic. Sometimes things here are meant to be taken lightly and I’m shocked at what people believe without being a physical fly on the wall.

      • Alyce says:

        Exactly! Not to mention how people are acting like they were “totally over” and she got pregnant by wishing for it hard enough.

  18. Dizzle says:

    Living in the Boston area, Tom Brady is constantly shoved down our throats. I for one cannot stand him. I don’t get his appeal and he has that look about him that says “illiterate”.

    • V4Real says:

      But he has a high Football IQ. That’s all hardcore football fans care about 🙂

    • CF98 says:

      I don’t like him either but I’ve disliked him since his Michigan days.

      • blue marie says:

        Why? He never played, unless you went to school with him there was nothing to dislike.

      • FLORC says:

        I’ve heard some pretty not great things about him, but it was maybe 7 or 8 years ago from his former neighborhood neighbors. Not grounded. Much of like Gisele seems to be.

        In truth it was bad enough to be the final nail in the coffin for me and the patriots being raised in a hardcore red soxs, patriots, bruins, celtics family. His character was just that bad.

  19. TOPgirl says:

    No matter what anyone says…..ANY women in her shoes would react the same way. It’s not so nice to get dumped and be pregnant with your ex’s baby. Even if he was an ex, does not give him the right to jump immediately into another relationship. At least be humble and be supportive of her during that difficult time instead of prancing around with a model in his arms. That’s painful.

    • Tanyaj says:

      What? Once you’re broken up, you have no claim on your ex. People aren’t possessions. He had a right to date whomever he wishes. What she does have is a right to demand that he fulfill his responsibilities as a father — which he is doing.

    • prayforthewild says:

      It would have been nice, yes, if Tom had stood by her during her pregnancy with their child. But, he had met Giselle already, before he found out, and I honestly think he fell hard for her. Maybe he didn’t want to miss his chance with Giselle, and why should he? He and Bridget had already broken up, and she was/is a grown woman. What’s done is done and what matters most is that Jack has both parents in his life and they both love him.

    • FWIW says:

      I don’t remember seeing Tom supporting Bridget while she was pregnant … instead he was kissing Gisele everywhere. Showed me that Tom and GIsele have no class. I didn’t expect Tom to run back to Bridget but geez be a human being and be there….for his child’s sake.

      IMO Bridget must be a saint to put up with Gisele!

      • JFYI says:

        @FWIW: So you think it didn’t happen because you didn’t see the pictures?
        No, Tom must be a saint. He doesn’t say negative things about Bridget and it shows he has class. Tom and Gisele have class.

      • FLORC says:

        He did say negative things. Lots of them. He was very bitter she was pregnant.
        He acted out numerous times if asked about her, grit his teeth and cost 1 sports reporter her job for mentioning it in an innocent way, and (as I stated upthread) freaked out when the in flight movie was one of hers.
        He was just with a very profitable NFL team and the Quarterback. That helps the PR control cover lots! But of course stuff still leaked out when civilians see it.

    • taxi says:

      < does not give him the right to jump immediately into another relationship. ??
      WTF? He was already in another relationship (Giselle) when he found out BM was pregnant! You think he then should have dumped GB to get back together with BM, who he obviously didn't want as his gf or he'd never have broken up with her? Very nutty.

      TB & BM dated, broke up. BM begged for another chance, brief re-attempt at togetherness didn't work for him, done for good. He's dating GB & BM tells a newspaper, not TB, that she's preggers. 'Surprise, you're going to be a daddy but I don't have the the courtesy to write, text, or call you personally so you get to read it in a newspaper!' Nothing classy there. Shrieks embittered ex-gf, especially jealous because new gf's modeling career is so much more successful than BM's had been. If the new gf had been, for example a singer or TV reporter, would BM have minded less?

      • TOPgirl says:

        So what if he was in another relationship…he was still sleeping with his ex still and got her pregnant. So grow up…he was NOT so nice to be unsupportive of her. It takes two to make a baby! Imagine if it was you in her shoes……would you be saying “Its all good, I knew he wasn’t mine anymore when I got knocked up! I’ll just deal with it on my own” I don’t think you’d have half as much class as what she had by putting up with his crap and Giselle!

  20. ZAK says:

    I agree, she was left pregnant and alone and you expect her to act perfect about the horrible situation? If Brady was a black Football player he would have been all sorts of bad things in the media for leaving his pregnant girlfriend high and dry. Brady and his cheating football team are not some innocent little flowers.

    BTW: My sister gave her son her own last name because she liked her last name better than the father’s and her son’s father was a scumbag. It’s the 2000’s men don’t own women and children anymore, screw patriarchal traditions.

    • FLORC says:

      I didn’t want to say it, but yea. Brady being a handsome(ish), white Quarterback for the profitable and popular Patriots gave him more acceptable PR protection than a normal no name non-white NFL player. Brady was a household name. If he sank so would the team to a certain extent.
      He got special treatment.

      And just about all NFL teams cheat. They just got caught and had several superbowl wins to thank for it. Nothing major happened to them because it is as accepted as steroids in baseball.

      It’s just not fair anymore.

      • Sad says:

        FLORC, you are bitter! Tom DID NOT cheat on Bridget. YOUR ex cheated on you.
        It’s a normal relationship. Get over it!
        “And just about all NFL teams cheat.” I bet it’s very common, but don’t generalize! You didn’t want to say it and you should not say it. You are stupid and angry.

  21. Miss Pasión says:

    I will believe that Gisele annoys the heck out of Bridget with her comments. The only time we hear about her is in connection to Tom Brady. How much do you think it sucks for her that she is primarily known as that lady that was with Tom Brady? I wouldn’t want his name mentioned around me either.

  22. Lydia says:

    It must suck for Bridget’s family (all MA-based) not to be able to mention Brady or the Pats. They were/are all New England fans.

  23. Squeakie says:

    Is the baby’s name Jack or John? Some articles say jack some say John..

    • Teri says:

      Jack is knickname for John. My uncle is a John but we all call him Jack–it’s very common in Irish families.

    • Lucky Charm says:

      His name is John, but Jack is a nickname (like Tom is a nickname for Thomas).

  24. The Original Mia says:

    Oh, goodness. Time to move on Bridget. She doesn’t like Tom because they broke up and he didn’t marry her out of obligation. Really? In this day and age? She was no young girl with a whoopsie pregnancy. She’s a grown woman, who got pregnant, who got dumped, who expected her ex to drop his new relationship, which has gone on to become a marriage with 2 children. Move on, lady. You have a pretty good relationship going with McG. You’re on a hit show. You have a healthy son. Your ex should be the least of your concerns.

    • Miss M says:

      Thank you. This is exactly what I think. By the way, she got dumped before he found out or knew she was pregnant…

  25. Nina says:

    If a woman lies to a man about using contraception when in fact she does not, or about it being her “safe” time, when she knows very well that she might actually be ovulating around that time and the guy has good reasons to believe that, IMO no self respecting guy should stay w that woman. Sure, support the kid, but don’t sacrifice your life to a plotting waste of human breath. What would a woman like that teach her kids? How to plot and manipulate??? Giselle or not, he did the right thing.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      and the child created like this ends up often abused by the mother if she didn’t end up trapping the man and he f*cks off because of not wanting to be with a person of such character. Innocent children caught up in such ugly situations being used as pawns. I guess that is why there is that saying it takes a village to raise a child.

  26. ann says:

    Men don’t ask about contraception.

  27. HUH? says:

    Why is she still bitter? She’s the one who tried to trap a man with a pregnancy. They’d been broken up for 2 months by the time she told him she was preggers. He had just started dating Gisele. Most women would have dumped a guy with a pregnant ex, but give Gisele credit for not giving a crap and being able to spot a women who was trying to trap a man and not letting that get in her way. I don’t really like Gisele…but I think Bridget Moynahan made her own bed. Grown ass women in their mid-30s who “forget” to take birth control? That’s just way too high school.

    • Daphne says:

      +1 Million….

    • Jadzia says:

      It’s sad, really. If only there were some type of birth control available to THE MEN! I don’t know, maybe something to cover up the male organ, so that the evil women could not trick them into donating their sperm against their will….

    • Miss M says:


    • Alin says:

      unprotected sex -> baby.
      Brady had sex with her FREELY without condom. All this “trapped a man with a pregnancy” bulls#hit is just slut shaming.

  28. ann says:

    I take that back when I said men don’t ask about contraception. They do. They ask not to wear the condom!

  29. Arlene says:

    Regarding surnames: my 22 year old’s name is ‘Hunt’ like me, not Wheatley, like her father, nor Mangan, like my husband of 20 years partnership. She was mine, is mine, and our bond is unique, so I get why BM put her name on her son. Indeed why not?

  30. Barbara says:

    I have 3 grown children. The first two from a marriage, the 3rd from a relationship that went south. I gave that 3rd son his fathers last name, but had him use mine until he was old enough to choose. At age 7 he asked to use his fathers name. It was his right.

  31. Gossip says:

    Gossips, gossips, gossips… So the original story is that Bridget is still obsessed with Tom, but Celebitchy made up their own story.
    They are “guessing that Bridget gets more upset with Gisele than with Tom” because “Gisele is the one who won’t shut up about her mothering skills and how Jack feels like “her” kid.”
    And of course “Tom just tries to keep the peace” (They think.)
    Bridget will not like this article IF she is still bothered by anyone mentioning Tom Brady.
    It’s sad that people are always talking about Tom. I read an article about Bridget some days ago and people are always talking about Tom (the readers, not the writers). Some people don’t know her and those people who know her are always talking about him . She is “Tom Brady’s ex-girlfriend”.

    • CF98 says:

      I knew who Bridget was before her relationship with Tom. She played Big’s wife Natasha and is currently on a TV show I enjoy Blue Bloods. However Tom Brady is an NFL QB who’s won 3 SB’s(ugh) and most NFL stars are bigger than a TV actress such as Bridget. So yeah no surprise he eclipses her in fame. He however doesn’t eclipse Gisele at least beyond the US

  32. CF98 says:

    blue marie, Tom did play at Michigan he was part of that 1997 Championship team he shared snaps with Brian Griese.

    However I grew up an ND fan and went to Purdue for undergrad so I already hated anyone from Michigan.

    And then he owns my Colts I’m destined to dislike him.

  33. LAK says:

    Wow….the bodylanguage between them….eek!

    Good thing they broke up!!

  34. BackstageBitchy says:

    @ Doofus et al- tom never said he didn’t want the baby. You’re assuming he didn’t bc he didn’t want to be with the mother. He actively fought what was an angry ex every step of the beginning of Jack’s life to be that child’s father. He is often photographed being a loving, doting, connected father. I seem to recall as well, as someone mentioned, that BM was VERY bitter about Tom moving on and tried to make it very difficult for him to be part of the kid’s life, all while publicly acting like he had abandoned her and the baby. He WANTED the kid, he just didn’t want HER. And she was totally bitter about it.
    Can I just add that I’ve met all three parties involved- Tom is a total pro, soft-spoken, polite. Gisele is (while very annoying about her superior parenting) professional, polite, nice to fans. And Bridget is a BITCH. A stone-cold, rude, unfriendly unprofessional woman who is lucky to have a career. I’ve encountered her personally at least 4 times and seen her be rude or dismissive to wait staff & fans, rude and agro with fashion journalists and photographers, and then immediately turn on the phoney smiles and charm with people from whom she wants something or who she deems worthy. In a nutshell, Beyotch, phoney, bitter.

  35. SoUntrue says:

    Everything about this story is FAKE! Jack goes to school and lives with his Mom, Bridget, full-time in NYC. It would be completely impossible for Tom to have joint custody, because they live in Boston and travel a lot. Jack goes to one school, and no good parent would allow a child to have to shuttle their child to two different schools in two different states. That is ridiculous. With that said, Jack sees his Dad every home game weekend during the season, every other weekend when they are not traveling, and half the vacations.

    Both Bridget and Tom love Jack. There is no question in my mind. Bridget is very private however, and goes out of her way not to expose her son to any press or strange people.

    With that sound, this story about Bridget and Tom is getting old. Move on. They both have.

  36. Anon says:

    from 2011, an interview Bridget did…,,20468222,00.html

  37. taxi says:

    Nothing is odd with Jack being “Moynahan” and not “Brady.” His parents were never married & he lives with his mother. It’s much less confusing for a young child’s teachers & peers if both the child & the custodial parent(s) have the same surname.

  38. bobbisue says:

    I have a soft spot for Bridget, who was always known as Kathryn growing up. She was my boyfriend’s babysitter and his sister’s good friend. Tom is our QB so this was a very happy union for us locals. People have that…they sometimes never get over the breakup of another couple, right or wrong.

  39. Natasha says:

    I think Bridget is a classy lady and she handled this situation with grace and dignity. I can’t say the same about Tom and Gisele. I am Brazilian and honestly I think Gisele is a shame for Brazil because she’s so dumb! You only see her saying stupid things, like when she said John was 100% hers. The only thing Gisele does well is being pretty.