Tom Brady fans probably came up with a million ways to convince themselves that last Sunday’s Super Bowl loss wasn’t Tom Brady’s fault. Tom accidentally ingested a strawberry and it made him temporarily forget what a football was, maybe. According to USA Today, Gisele’s reported explanation to her kids was that the Eagles hadn’t won “in a million years” and that sometimes you have to “let someone else win” because “sharing is caring.” Gisele says she didn’t mean it like that.
Gisele clarified her comments yesterday on Twitter, and says she didn’t mean to imply that Tom and his Patriot pals threw the game out of the goodness of their hearts. But also, please stop dragging Gisele into your drama!
Just to be clear. No one “let” anyone win. People win because of their own merit. Tired of people twisting my words to create drama that doesn’t exist!
— Gisele Bündchen (@giseleofficial) February 7, 2018
Then this situation takes a turn into Randomville by way of Donnie Walhberg jumping to Gisele’s defense.
Since I was there, and the haters weren't, I thought I'd "let" them know what really happened.
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) February 8, 2018
Donnie explained on his and Jenny McCarthy’s SiriusXM show that they they ran into Gisele after the game. Gisele called him over to say hi to Tom’s 10-year-old son Jack (Donnie and Jack’s mom, Bridget Moynahan, play brother and sister on Blue Bloods). Donnie says all three kids were crying after the game, so he asked them if they were alright. He says it doesn’t matter exactly what Gisele said, her kids understood what she was putting down.
“Vivian is the little girl, and so we looked at her and she was literally smiling through her tears and she said, ‘It’s okay because we won a bunch of times and the other team never won and we should be happy for them.’ That’s what she said. So whatever Gisele said to the kids, they got the message the right way. And anyone who’s criticizing her…it’s like, why are you going to pick on a mom?”
And Gisele thanked him:
Thank you Donnie 🙏
— Gisele Bündchen (@giseleofficial) February 8, 2018
Sure, the whole “share the trophy” angle was a little convoluted. But how else was Gisele going to explain the Super Bowl loss to her three little kids in a way they’d understand? I suppose Gisele could have dropped her filter, like she’s sometimes known to do, and straight-up told them that daddy sometimes sucks at his job. But that’s maybe just a tad harsh.