I would not want to be in the Brady/Bundchen household this morning. The Forbes 100 Most Powerful Celebrities list came out, and it looks like there is a gross imbalance of power in their humble abode. Gisele Bundchen, supermodel, mother, proprietor of great hair, ranks 60 on list, while her UGG-wearing, pig-skin-tossing partner, Tom Brady, ranks 55. Awkward.
Other couples who nabbed spots on the list were Beyonce and Jay-Z, 29 and 38; and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, 11 and 45. (Yeesh.) Looks like you're the only slacker lady of the bunch, Gisele. You need to get it together, girlfriend. God forbid, if anything ever happens between you and your husband, you need to learn how to support yourself. This isn't the 1950s.
No, seriously, how do you think it went down in all these households? Do you think they were all respectively happy for one another, basking in the Holy-Mother-We're-So-Filthy-Rich glow? Or do you think there was some tension, and maybe a helping of friendly (read, completely insecure) competition in the air before the list came out? I'm going to go with the latter, and since this is my post, that is what we'll now focus on.
I'm betting in the cases of Beyonce and Jay and Angie and Brad, they all knew who was going to be the higher ranked. Nine and 34 are fairly big margins. Perhaps Jay-Z was hoping for a Hail Mary at the last second, one of those rare unexpected treats that only happen on Oprah; but poor Brad had to have known there was no way he was besting his lady. (And I have a sneaking suspicion that if he did, the world would open up and swallow us all).
But for Gisele and Tom -- man, they were so close ... yet so far away. I'm sure the days leading up to the announcement were nerve-racking. "Hey, look at that, Forbes is coming out with that 100 Most Powerful Celeb thing next week." "Oh, really? I had no idea. Only you would notice that." A few days pass. "You know, I was thinking about it, what did you mean the other day when you said, 'Only I would notice that'?" And so on and so forth. And now that the list has been unleashed and it's all out there, well, something tells me there is going to be a big fight in that house tonight about "taking out the garbage." Oh, rich people problems.
Then again, none of this could have happened, and I could be completely making all of this up to feel better about myself and the fact that the only list I'll ever wind up on is the waiting one at a Baja Fresh. Doubt it, though.
Do you think there was tension between Gisele and Tom? Do you wish you were them?
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