Gisele Bundchen’s ‘world turned upside down’ when she learned Tom Brady was expecting with his ex

News that rocked her world. Gisele Bundchen recalled the difficult day she learned thatTom Bradywas having a baby with his ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan.

The former Victoria’s Secret Angel model, 38, was shocked to learn the news soon after she started dating Brady, 41, in 2006.

“Two months into our relationship, Tom told me that his ex-girlfriend was pregnant. The very next day, the news was everywhere and I felt my world had been turned upside down,” Bundchen wrote in her memoirLessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life. The former model added that Moynahan’s pregnancy “wasn’t an easy time” for her, but it ended up being an unexpected blessing that “brought about so much growth.”

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NEW YORK CITY, NY - MAY 1: Tom Brady and Bridget Moynahan attend THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART Costume Institute Spring 2006 Benefit Gala celebrating the exhibition AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion sponsored by Burberry and Conde Nast- AFTERPARTY at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Bridget Moynahan wearing Armani Prive and Tom Brady (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage)
BROOKLINE, MA - JUNE 12: New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady arrives at the home of team owner Robert Kraft for a party where Superbowl Rings will be distributed, accompanied by his date, actress Bridget Moynahan. (Photo by Justine Hunt/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Bridget Moynahan and Tom Brady during The Costume Institute's Gala Celebrating 'Chanel' - Departures at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Gregory Pace/FilmMagic)
Bridget Moynahan and Tom Brady during The Costume Institute's Gala Celebrating 'Chanel' - Departures at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Gregory Pace/FilmMagic)
Tom Brady and Bridget Moynahan during 2005 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals at Mortons in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Tony Barson Archive/WireImage)
Bridget Moynahan and Tom Brady during 2005 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals at Mortons in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
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Bridget Moynahan and Tom Brady during Grand opening of the new Zegna Boutique at Ermenegildo Zegna Flagship store in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by M. Von Holden/FilmMagic)
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Moynahan, 47, and the NFL star dated from 2004 to late 2006. She gave birth to their son, John “Jack” Edward Thomas, in 2007.

Although the unexpected news was at first difficult for Bundchen to grasp, she is now grateful for Jack. “[He made] my heart expand in ways I didn’t know was possible,” she penned, noting that the youngster, her “bonus child,” also inspired her to have children with Brady “sooner rather than later” so they could be close in age to Jack.

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NEW YORK CITY, NY - MARCH 11: Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady attend ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA Store Opening Cocktail Party For The Robin Hood Foundation at Ermenegildo Zegna Store 5th Ave on March 11, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by DAVID X PRUTTING/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND - JUNE 14: Model Gisele Bundchen and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sit courtside for Game Four of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Antonio Spurs at the Quicken Loans Arena on June 14, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 05: Actress/model Gisele Bundchen and athlete Tom Brady attend the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 'Superheroes: Fashion And Fantasy' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
BOSTON - MAY 22: Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Gisele Bundchen watch as the Detroit Pistons play against the Boston Celtics during Game Two of the 2008 NBA Eastern Conference finals at the TD Banknorth Garden on May 22, 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NO MIDDLE EAST/INDIA/RUSSIA Photos � 2008 Freddy Baez/The Grosby Group - New York Sept 24, 2008 GISELE BUNDCHEN and TOM BRADY out and about in West Village after doing some shopping. PGfrb6 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
�2009 RAMEY PHOTO NO SPAIN , NO ITALY, NO MIDDLE EAST, NO RUSSIA Brasil, March 15, 2009 GISELE BUNDCHEN and husband TOM BRADY leave the small town of Horizontina in the south of Brasil, after spending the weekend. Gisele took Tom there to introduce him to her family in the town where she was born. The couple took a small private plane that will take them to the large city Sao Paulo where they will continue with their honeymoon. PGpg68 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 04: NFL player Tom Brady and model Gisele Bundchen attends 'The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
�2010 RAMEY PHOTO EXCLUSIVE! NO SPAIN/ NO ITALY/ NO RUSSIA Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 29, 2010 GISELE BUNDCHEN and TOM BRADY take their baby Benjamin, for lunch at Cafe La Musique in Sao Paulo. The Brady family traveled to Brazil for Gisele's sister wedding. PGrbs68 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
�2010 RAMEY PHOTO Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady and their baby ride on a boat in Paris. 040910 DLM/TM (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
Tom Brady and model Gisele B�ndchen attends the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the 'American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity' exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 AFP PHOTO /TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Model Gisele Bundchen (L) and NFL player Tom Brady (R) attends the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/FilmMagic)
BOSTON - APRIL 20: Tom Brady and Gisselle Bundchen kiss in a roof box stand during the seventh inning stretch as the Boston Red Sox face the New York Yankees on the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Tom Brady and Gilele Bundchen attend the 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady attends the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 6, 2013, celebrating the opening of Punk: Chaos to Couture. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 27: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are seen on March 27, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Stickman/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen attend the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)
Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen (R) gestures alongside US American football player Tom Brady during a closing ceremony ahead of the final football match between Germany and Argentina for the FIFA World Cup at The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - AUGUST 11: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was met after practice on August 11, 2014 by his wife Gisele Bundchen and their son and daughter. The Patriots held an afternoon practice session on the fields outside of Gillette Stadium. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots kisses his wife Gisele Bundchen after defeating the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 30: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are seen riding bicycles on August 30, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Stickman/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Robert Kraft, Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman attend the Gisele Bundchen Spring Fling book launch on April 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Goat Communications)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Professional Football player Tom Brady and wife, model Gisele Bundchen attend National Geographic's 'Years Of Living Dangerously' new season world premiere at the American Museum of Natural History on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Feb 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) hugs his wife Gisele Bundchen after beating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Tom Brady (L) and Gisele Bundchen attend the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com)
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The New England Patriots quarterback and the author tied the knot in February 2009, and their little ones — Benjamin, 8, and Vivian, 5 — have a sweet bond with their older half-brother. Bundchen opened up about the three children in her book, revealing that they often FaceTime every night and Jack “takes his older-bother status seriously.”

Moynahan previously shared similar sentiments about Jack’s blended family. “My son has two loving parents and an extended family, whether it’s cousins or stepmothers or boyfriends,” she told More magazine in 2011. “My son is surrounded by love.”

Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Lifeis on book shelves now.

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