Gisele Bundchen reportedly asks friends, family to pray for Tom Brady


Gisele Bundchen, supermodel and United Nations Environment Programme Goodwill ambassador (shown in Nairobi last week), reportedly wants friends and family to rally about her husband, Tom Brady, in his big football game Sunday. (SIMON MAINA / AFP / Getty Images)

His teammates haven’t exactly been helpful to the Uggs spokesman. Wes Welker raved about the magical toilets (The seats are warm! They spray — we hope — water!) at the home(s) Brady shares with his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen. Matt Light questioned his taste in sweaters today. (“It’s like Mr. Rogers goes to Hollywood.”) Ciara divulged his workout secrets (loud hip-hop!).

And now the New York Post — which has been spoiling for a fight with the Patriots all week — has published an email, reportedly from Bundchen, telling family and friends: “I feel Tommy really needs ur prayer [sic], our support and love at this time.”


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The Post contends that the email is legit, saying that Bundchen replied to the paper: “I am surprised that you received this e-mail; it was a private note only sent to close friends and family.”

The Post, concluding in a front-page headline that the Patriots don’t have a prayer, snapped up the email, calling it “disgustingly sappy” and a “Hail Mary” attempt to help her “pretty boy hubby.”

The alleged email:

“My sweet friends and family

“This sunday will be a really important day in my husband’s life. He and his team worked so hard to get to this point and now they need us more than ever to send them positive energy so they can fulfill their dream of winning this super bowl . . .

“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.

“Thank you for your love and support. Love, G :)”

Such a week. Almost makes one feel sorry for Tom Brady. Almost.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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