Gisele Bundchen solicits prayers for Tom Brady's Super Bowl victory, report says
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen already has quarterback Tom Brady, son Benjamin and the honor of being the highest-paid model in the world, but now she's got her eye on something else -- the Super Bowl.
In anticipation of the Super Bowl game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, The former Victoria Secret supermodel and wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, reportedly asked friends and family to pray for her hubbie's big game on Sunday, February 5.
According to the Associated Press, The New York Post published what they called a "disgustingly sappy" personal email purportedly written by Bundchen which read, "I feel Tommy really needs our prayer, our support and love at this time... So I kindly ask all of you to join me on this positive chain and pray for him, so he can feel confident, healthy and strong. Envision him happy and fulfilled experiencing with his team a victory this sunday."
The tabloid felt the need to confirm their own story and reached out to Bundchen who supposedly confirmed, "I am surprised that you received this e-mail; it was a private note only sent to close friends and family."
Bundchen's rep had no immediate comment on the report.
Brady told the Associated Press, "I don't know anything about that, so I don't know what it is."
Brady is a three-time Super Bowl champ who has earned two MVP trophies and has a $72 million contract.
When asked at Tuesday's media day whether his supermodel wife had given him any advice he answered, "Throw the ball quickly. She doesn't like it when I get hit very often. My guys up front do a great job of protecting me."
The supermodel, whose last name is pronounced "boond'shen," is said to be the highest-paid model in the world with estimated annual earnings of some $45 million, according to Forbes' annual list.
Bundchen made headlines last year when she told the UK edition of Harper's Bazaar magazine that mothers should be required by law to breastfeed their babies rather than use formula. She and Brady welcomed a son, Benjamin, in December 2009. The two married in February 2009.