Bridget Moynahan reflects on ‘broken’ relationships as Tom Brady rumors swirl


Bridget Moynahan is taking time to reflect on her past relationships amid reports that her ex, Tom Brady, is set to end his marriage.

On Saturday, Moynahan shared an Instagram screenshot of a quote from Vienna Pharaoh, a New York-based marriage and family therapist, explaining why some relationships aren’t “meant to be fixed.”

In the accompanying caption, the ‘Blue Bloods’ and ‘Sex and the City’ actor said it’s unrealistic to always expect a “beautiful close” when it comes to the heart. She went on to note, however, that “some of our greatest gifts, offerings, and lessons” have come from “broken” unions.

“The relationship that doesn’t work out but teaches you something important about yourself,” she wrote. “The break that doesn’t mend but shows you something new about one of your patterns. There’s value in feeling comfortable in that space.

Among those who commented on the post was actor Alec Baldwin.

“In some cases I should have gone out earlier,” Baldwin wrote. “Some of the most resonant discoveries come from loneliness.”

Moynahan, who has been married to New York entrepreneur Andrew Frankel since 2015, did not specify which of her past relationships she was referring to.

Still, her Instagram post is garnering higher than usual attention given speculation about the state of Brady’s 13-year marriage to model Gisele Bündchen.

Bridget Moynahan (left) and Tom Brady in 2005.

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According to NBC News and other outlets, Brady and Bündchen each hired divorce attorneys earlier this month, though the megastar couple have not publicly confirmed or otherwise commented on the report.

Brady and Moynahan dated from 2004 to 2006. The exes share a 15-year-old son, Jack.

Since their split, Moynahan has publicly maintained that she and Brady remain on good terms. While promoting her 2019 book “Our Shoes, Our Selves: 40 Women, 40 Stories, 40 Pairs of Shoes,” she opened up about the experience of co-parenting her son with the NFL superstar.

“Tom and I made the decision to raise a child together, and we both found partners who not only supported us in raising this child, but also loved our child as if he were the theirs,” she told “Today” at the time. “I don’t think you can ask for more than that.”




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