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Ex-Brady Girlfriend Says She's Pregnant With His Child
By Mark Shanahan
Bridget Moynahan, who recently ended a three-year relationship with Tom Brady, is pregnant and says the New England Patriots quarterback is the father.
The New York Post, which first reported the pregnancy this morning, quoted Moynahan's publicist as saying that the 36-year-old actress is more than three months pregnant and feeling "healthy and excited." The publicist, Christina Padadopoulos, later told US Weekly magazine: "(Moynahan's) former boyfriend Tom Brady is the father. Privacy and consideration is appreciated at this time. No further comments will be made."
Brady, 29, who has been dating supermodel Gisele Bundchen since he and Moynahan announced their break-up in mid December, could not be reached for comment yesterday, and neither his agent, Don Yee, nor Patriots spokesman Stacey James returned phone calls. It will be the first child for both Moynahan and the two-time Super Bowl MVP.
A former model best known for her role opposite Will Smith in the science-fiction thriller "I, Robot," Moynahan had made no secret of her desire to start a family. Asked last fall what she'd like to be doing in five years, the actress, who grew up in Longmeadow, replied, "Definitely marriage and kids."
Although the break-up with Brady was said to be amicable, there were tabloid reports that Moynahan has since become depressed and lost weight. Last week, the statuesque actress looked healthy at the New York premiere of her new film, "Gray Matters," in which she shares an on-screen kiss with co-star Heather Graham.
Brady, meanwhile, hasn't missed a beat. Just before Christmas, the star quarterback began romancing Bundchen, the 26-year-old Brazilian beauty whose ex-boyfriends include actor Leonardo DiCaprio and surfer Kelly Slater. Brady and Bundchen have been photographed coming and going from the Victoria Secrets model's SoHo apartment building, and Brady is reported to have given Bundchen a pair of diamond earrings for Valentine's Day.
The quarterback, whose last-minute interception against the Indianapolis Colts ended the Patriots season, was back in Boston last week to testify in Charlie Weis's malpractice suit. Weis, the Patriots's former offensive coordinator who's now head coach at Notre Dame, contends that negligence by two Massachusetts General Hospital doctors after his gastric bypass surgery nearly killed him.
Brady's impending fatherhood surprised some of his fans yesterday. At Champions Sports Bar in Copley Square, where a crowd was gathered to watch the NBA All-Star Game, Kirsten Grudzinski said she's curious to know when Brady first learned that Moynahan was pregnant.
“I thought he was an upstanding guy,” said Grudzinski, 44, who lives in Barry. “I’m really shocked. If he didn’t know, what can he do? But if he did, that tarnishes his image as the Golden Boy.”
But Grudzinski's husband cautioned that Brady is a decent guy and likely will do right by his ex-girlfriend.
“If he doesn’t accept responsibility, that would be even more unbelievable,” Mike Grudzinski said, finishing his beer.
Given that the couple were together for nearly three years, Randy Gomes, who lives on Cape Cod, said he had expected Moynahan to get pregnant before now.
"It’ll be a beautiful child,” Gomes said. “It has genetics in its favor.”