Gisele Bundchen, 41, brings three generations together by posing with mother Vania, 73, and daughter Vivian, nine, for International Women’s Day
Gisele Bundchen brought three generations of her family together in celebration of International Women’s Day on Tuesday.
The 41-year-old supermodel, who hails from Brazil, posed for Instagram with her 73-year-old mother Vania Nonnenmacher and nine-year-old daughter Vivian Brady.
‘Happy International Women’s Day!’ gushed Gisele, who shares her children with her husband of 13 years, Tom Brady.
Trio: Gisele Bundchen brought three generations of her family together in celebration of International Women’s Day – her mother Vania Nonnenmacher and daughter Vivian Brady
‘I am so grateful to all the amazing women have crossed my path and inspired me, specially my wonder mom and my sweet daughter,’ she continued.
‘May we celebrate each other and all the incredible woman that came before us paving the way for us to be where we are today. Sending so much love to all of you on our special day,’ Gisele concluded.
She repeated the same message in her native Portuguese, which she has taught her children Vivian, nine, and Benjamin, 12.
Gisele’s mother was the reason for her career in fashion – it was Vania who signed her up for a modeling course when she was a child in order to correct her slouch.
Roots: Gisele’s mother was the reason for her career in fashion – it was Vania who signed her up for a modeling course when she was a child in order to correct her slouch
‘The course ended with a trip to Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo,’ Gisele’s twin sister Patricia wrote in a biography on the supermodel’s website.
‘We had never traveled to these big urban cities, and it was during this trip that scouts spotted Gisele in a mall and invited her to come to their modeling agency. She was reluctant in the beginning as she wanted to go to an amusement park with the rest of the girls, but she ended up going with our mother to the agency.’
Gisele was just 14 years old as her mother shepherded her along her early modeling career, even ‘enrolling her in a big modeling pageant,’ Patricia wrote.
When Gisele’s career took off: ‘Mother would save all the magazines in which Gi appeared, and the whole family was so proud of her.’
Proud mother: When Gisele’s career took off: ‘Mother would save all the magazines in which Gi appeared, and the whole family was so proud of her,’ Gisele’s twin sister Patricia wrote
Gisele’s latest Instagram message comes a little over a week after she and Tom celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary.
Ahead of the big date they traveled to Costa Rica, where they own property and where they held one of their two marriage ceremonies in 2009.
Their first nuptials occurred at a church in Santa Monica but the second took place in Santa Teresa, near where they now keep a home.
Tom has two children with Gisele – Benjamin and Vivian – as well as a son named John, 14, with his ex Bridget Moynahan.
‘Feliz aniversario’: Gisele’s latest Instagram message comes a little over a week after she and Tom celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary
Gisele has candidly discussed the fact that she had already become romantically involved with Tom when they then discovered Bridget was carrying his baby.
A few years ago she told People that learning of Bridget’s pregnancy two months after she and Tom became an item ‘wasn’t the ideal situation for anyone’ as ‘there’s no manual to prepare you for that’ but added she is ‘so grateful for’ Bridget.
Gisele said graciously: ‘I know this was hard, but I couldn’t imagine my life without [Jack]. I call him my bonus child. He opened my heart in ways I didn’t even know my heart could expand. I fell in love with him.’
Her relationship with Jack fueled her own desire ‘to start a family,’ and she shared that ‘wanted Jack to have a brother or sister close in age.’
Blended family: Tom has two children with Gisele – Benjamin and Vivian – as well as a son named John, 14, with his ex Bridget Moynahan; he is pictured with Gisele and all three children