Bridget Moynahan Wed In ‘Gorgeous’ Mermaid-Shaped Gown on ‘Fall Harvest Wedding’ Years after Tom Brady Split

“Blue Bloods” star Bridget Moynahan never thought she would become a single mom. She is a traditional woman and believes in marriage, yet she got married only in 2015 at age 44. After she gave birth, she hoped to have a strong male figure in her son’s life.

Actress Bridget Moynahan said she never thought she would raise a child alone. She is a mother to her 16-year-old son, whom she calls Jack.

“I think it’s important to have a strong male figure in my son’s life, Moynahan told Harper’s Bazaar in June 2008, “and I want something equal to that in my life, as a partner, a lover, a friend.”

Bridget Moynahan and quarterback Tom Brady and arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party at Mortons on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Bridget Moynahan and quarterback Tom Brady and arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party at Mortons on February 27, 2005 in West Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

When the brunette fell pregnant, she had a hard time telling her parents of her plans because she was not married at the time, stating:

“I’m a traditional girl, and I believe in marriage, and I always thought that’s the way I’d be doing this. For a moment, it was hard for me to accept that this was the way I was going to have a family.”

Though she said she would be fine raising a second child singlehandedly, she would prefer to do it with someone, a husband, or a significant other. Here are more details about Moynahan’s pregnancy, relationship, and husband.

Her Relationship with Tom Brady & Pregnancy

The model previously dated former NFL star Tom Brady in 2004, and they amicably broke up in 2006. The breakup was pretty high profile in that after they parted ways, Moynahan learned she was pregnant with their child months after.

Bridget Moynahan and her son at the Santa Monica Airport, California on November 16, 2008 | Source: Getty Images

Bridget Moynahan and her son at the Santa Monica Airport, California on November 16, 2008 | Source: Getty Images

But by then, Brady had already moved on with his now ex-wife Giselle Bundchen. Moynahan gave birth to her only child, John “Jack” Edward Thomas, in 2007.

She later reflected on what she deemed a “traumatic” experience of welcoming a child amid a media frenzy, saying, “I’m not sure anyone – and I could be wrong in this – grows up thinking, I want to be a single mom.”

Bridget Moynahan and her son at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City on August 29, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

Bridget Moynahan and her son at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City on August 29, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

Moynahan said raising her baby boy on her own when not expected came with many fears and anxieties. However, she felt optimistic that she could do it.

Meanwhile, Brady wed Bundchen in February 2009, and they welcomed their first baby together, son Benjamin, ten months later. The pair also share a daughter Vivian who arrived in December 2012. They finalized their divorce in 2022 after 13 years together.

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen and their daughter at the fields of Gillette Stadium on August 11, 2014 | Source: Getty Images

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen and their daughter at the fields of Gillette Stadium on August 11, 2014 | Source: Getty Images

In her memoir, “Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life,” Bundchen admitted that Moynahan’s pregnancy was not an easy time for her either. The supermodel revealed that “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 got turned upside down.”

On the other hand, Moynahan shared there was no reason why her son, years down the line, would need to read anything about disturbing about his parents, adding,”Going through that traumatic time of being heartbroken and then being pregnant turned my whole life upside down and inside out and just knocked the wind out of me.”

Bridget Moynahan at the Wadsworth Theater Veteran Administration Lawn in Los Angeles, California on June 10, 2007 | Source: Getty Images

Bridget Moynahan at the Wadsworth Theater Veteran Administration Lawn in Los Angeles, California on June 10, 2007 | Source: Getty Images

But there was a silver lining for the New York native, who said having her child was the best thing that came out of that daunting experience.

In the aftermath of the high-profile breakup and giving birth to her son, Moynahan later revealed that she barely left her house during that time. The 51-year-old wrote in her 2019 book “Our Shoes, Our Selves,” noting, “Having a baby should have been the most joyous time of my life, but instead, I felt assaulted.”

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