One in six! Gisele Bundchen grew up with five sisters, including her twin sister, Patricia Bundchen,
“When I was growing up in Horizontina, [Brazil]There were six of us girls at the dinner table, six voices rising together to talk or laugh or disagree,” the model wrote in her 2018 memoir, Lesson: My Path to a Meaningful Life, “One day my dad made a rule: If either of us had something to say, we had to raise our hand.”
Elsewhere in the book, the Brazil native noted that she had “the best childhood in the world”. Gisele has often praised her parents – Dad Waldir Bundchen and mother Vania Nonnamaker – for lovingly raising him and his sisters.
“Happy Birthday to our Wonder Woman! Mom, we can’t imagine all the work and dedication it took for 6 to grow up! she captioned an Instagram photo of herself, Venia and her five sisters – Patricia, Raquel, Graziella, Gabriela and Rafaela – in July 2019. “Eternally grateful for everything you have done and continue to do for us. Thank you for always giving us love and inspiration. I love you so much!”
The businessman also showed some love for his father’s birthday in May 2020.
“Thank you for being an example of integrity, reliability, love, courage and commitment,” she captioned a throwback photo of her father when she married her ex-husband. tom brady in 2009. “Thank you for being our counselor, for stepping up, for always helping and encouraging all of us to make a difference. Thank you for being the best dad in the world!”
Despite always speaking highly of her family, Gisele earlier opened up about an incident where she lost her temper with her twins and said things she later regretted.
“I kept thinking how stupid I was. I love all of my sisters. Why was I so mean? My justifications—but the husband was mean to me first! He started it!—suddenly seemed lame,” she recalled in his memoirs. “How many other, better ways were there that I could have handled the situation, like saying, ‘I’m sorry you feel that way about me’, or ‘Why don’t we speak again tomorrow?’ I didn’t need to slap my sister, but I did, and I spent the next day or two incredibly upset.
The twins made a rare red carpet appearance together at the Loose Alliance Gala in Miami in May 2023, helping the Brazil Foundation raise nearly $1 million to benefit restoration efforts in their country.
Patricia primarily lives in Brazil with her husband and two children, where she works as Gisele’s manager. us weekly It was confirmed in October 2022 that Gisele had moved to Miami following her divorce from Brady. The exes — who share son Benjamin, born in 2009, and daughter Vivian, born in 2012 — moved together from Massachusetts to Tampa, Florida, earlier in 2020.
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