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Gisele Breaks Down in an Interview When Asked About Losing Tom Brady. I Feel You, Sister.

Today - Gisele Bündchen didn't expect to get emotional while talking about her divorce from Tom Brady. ...

"Everything I've experienced, it made me realize what I want and what I don't want," Bündchen told ABC News' Robin Roberts for the new interview “IMPACT x Nightline: Gisele Bündchen: Climbing the Mountain,” released March 7.

Bündchen became emotional as they discussed how one doesn't go into a marriage thinking it's going to end, saying it is a "heartbreaking" situation to deal with.

"You said it was the — I think the phrase you used was the death of a dream," Roberts said before asking, "How are you?"

"Well, when you say ..." the model began, before pausing and getting teary. "Sorry, guys, I didn't know ... can I have a little moment?" 

After taking a breath, Bündchen continued her thoughts.

"It's definitely a time of, you know, a transition that had to take place, and it's not something that you — I don't think you wish for that, you know?" she said. "But I think sometimes in life things happen."

Listen, a moment like this is no time for dredging up grudges about who was probably sneaking around behind whose back with a handsome Jiu-Jitsu instructor while the other was focused on trying to win an 8th Super Bowl. 

Now is just about trying to show some compassion. A little empathy. Which is not always the easiest thing for me. I have always found it impossible to relate to a woman's feelings. 

I chalk that up to something I read once about how men don't have the "Emotional IQ" women do. Which must be true. Because so many times I've found myself lacking the capacity to understand why there are tears because at work today the new assistant supervisor walked right up and started talking over me while I was in the middle of something and she's a bitch because she was supposed to get coverage for me because I have an appointment tomorrow that I sent her an email about TWO WEEKS ago and besides I never even got a thank you for that extra thing I did and by the way last week Joanie completely got credit for something Debbie did and Debbie was crying and she never even said a WORD about it blah bitty blah blah ...

Anyway, I said showing empathy for a lady in tears is not always the easiest thing for me.  I didn't say never. And that's intentional. Because boy howdy, can I ever relate to someone crying because a relationship with Tom Brady came to an end. Been there. Experienced that. Had those same tears. Needed that same moment. Caught that same breath. Many, many times. 

My advice to Gisele - and I have no doubt she's reading this and is on the edge of her seat on pins and needles dying to hear what I have to say - is to take solace in what I realized at the time of the divorce. She didn't lose the Brady because he fell out of love with her. It's not because he didn't want to stay married. And for sure she didn't lose him to another woman. She lost him to his first, true love. 


And in a way, that is the most romantic thing in the world. Like I said then, I grew up watching Star Trek. Captain James T. Kirk was my vision of the ideal man. And at least every third episode, some woman, human or otherwise, would fall for him.  But no matter what, she couldn't compete with the only lady in his life. Whose number was NCC-1701. The Starship Enterprise. Brady couldn't help going back to the NFL any more than Kirk could give up command of his ship. If it killed him, so be it. He'd die at his post. Which is profoundly beautiful when you think about it. 

Maybe Gisele's new thing with this guy from the dojo will be able to fill that GOAT-shaped hole in her heart better than Cam Newton or Mac Jones have for New England. Only time will tell. All I can say is that it took four summers, two retirement announcements, two returns to Foxboro, and one speech for me to finally get closure:

That's "Patriot for life." Not "Mr. Gisele Bundchen for life." So he's already spoken for. But still I wish her the best of luck moving forward. As Bill Clinton once told the nation, "I feel your pain."