If supermodel Gisele Bundchen has annoyed the world with her statements on stepmothering, it's due in part to the fact that the scorned woman in the equation, Bridget Moynahan, has always maintained an admirable silence on the matter.
It's impressive. I mean, if Tom Brady had ditched me for a supermodel while I was pregnant with our child, I'm not sure I could have kept my mouth shut. But Bridget did -- and we all loved her for it.
Now though, she's finally opening up on the subject in the latest issue of More magazine -- and looking damn good while doing it.
Read the surprising -- and poignant -- things Bridget has to say on the matter after the jump.
It turns out that even when her pregnancy hormones were doubtlessly raging, Bridget knew (unlike Gisele) that it would be stupid for her to make public statements about her ex and his nubile new love. She tells More:
I never made a comment about Gisele or Tom publicly. I have a relationship with these people on a daily basis. I'm raising a child, and it's public ... My son has two loving parents and an extended family, whether it's cousins or stepmothers or boyfriends. My son is surrounded by love.
I find this statement incredibly stoic, don't you? I'm sure that every time she gives an interview, she's pumped for juicy details, and yet she has managed to keep them to herself.
Bridget also told the magazine that while Tom was at the hospital while she delivered their child, he was not in the delivery room with her. And once she had given birth and realized she was truly on her own, she was terrified.
Every time my dad mentioned he had to go (home to Massachusetts), I'd start crying ... [but] there's not a second I regret having a child on my own.
It's sad and actually a little bit of a surprise to realize that even gorgeous, intelligent celebrities like Bridget Moynahan aren't immune to being left by their men and feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of being a stay-at-home mom.
Stay classy, Bridget. Your actions in public right now may end up being the sweetest revenge there is on Gisele -- because that girl can't seem to keep her mouth shut.
What do you think of Bridget's revelations?
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