A Look Back at Gisele Bundchen's Past Romances & Controversies

by Raphael Chestang 6:23 PM PDT, April 16, 2015
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While she may have hung up her catwalk shoes, Gisele Bundchen's life off the runway is even more interesting.

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Gisele has been happily married to four-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady since 2009, but prior to meeting Tom on a blind date in 2007, she had a five-year romance with Leonardo DiCaprio.

"He's my friend, a very good friend of mine," Gisele said in 2000 of her relationship with Leo. "I met him a few months ago with one of my best friends in NY and he was just a very nice guy."

Eventually, engagement rumors popped up concerning Leo and Gisele, but the model quickly nipped them in the bud.

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"I'm not getting married," Gisele said in 2000. "I'm 20 years old. I'm not getting married for a long time."

"Shortly after Leo and Gisele parted ways,"'s Jessica Wedemeyer said. "He really just became a serial modelizer, and since then he's gone on to date some of the biggest names in the fashion industry."

Gisele, reportedly estimated to be worth $386 million, comes from a family of five girls and once invited ET to a photo shoot with her mom. When Gisele became a mother herself in 2009, she only gained 30 pounds, which became a topic of discussion. Backlash ensued after she made a comment saying, "I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals."

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She eventually ran a clinic on rebranding.

"She does a lot of charity work you know she is obviously a heavily invested parent, you see her with her kids and she seems like a wonderful mother role model and business woman," Lucky magazine's editor-in-chief Eva Chen said. "I think that's what women are looking for these days, role models that encompass all three things."