Now that Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady have tied the knot, the Brazilian-born supermodel is staking her claim on his son with ex Bridget Moynahan.
Gisele says she loves being a stepmom.
The newlywed says she feels that John Edward Moynahan is hers, telling the May 2009 issue of Vanity Fair, “I understand that he has a mom, and I respect that. But to me, it’s not like because somebody else delivered him, that’s not my child – I feel it is, 100 percent.”
Although she has grown to love Baby John, Gisele admits that the pregnancy–which occured early in her relationship with Tom–made her wonder whether it would be better for Tom to leave her and reunite with Bridget: “In the beginning you’re living this romantic fantasy; you’re thinking, This can’t be true, it’s so good! And then, Whoops-wake-up call! You question at times-‘Should I stay here? Maybe you should work this out.’ But when people break up, it’s for a reason.”
Gisele adds, “He’s a little angel – the sweetest, most cuddly, loving baby. I feel blessed to have him in my life…..”
“I want him to have a great relationship with his mom, because that’s important, but I love him the same way as if he were mine. I already feel like he’s my son, from the first day,” she reveals in the interview.