It's anyone's guess how Super Bowl LIII will end this weekend, but the one thing we do know for sure is that Gisele Bündchen will be in the stands, cheering as loudly as she possibly can for husband Tom Brady and the rest of the New England Patriots as they take on the Los Angeles Rams. Throughout their nearly 10 years of marriage, Bündchen has proven herself to be quite the football fan—and, more importantly, Brady's number one cheerleader.
Not only does the supermodel attend every Patriots home game that she possibly can, but she also regularly watches their away games on TV with her and Brady's children, and documents her dedication on Instagram. Her closet is full of Pats' jerseys and "Brady's Ladies" gear, and she even (jokingly) took credit for the team's 2017 Super Bowl win. Now, before watching Bündchen go wild in the stands on Sunday, prepare yourself for the football frenzy by revisiting all the times she proved that she's her husband's biggest fan.
After the Patriots won a playoff game on their way to the Super Bowl earlier this month, Bündchen shared a photo of her kissing Brady on the cheek, both of them wearing matching "Team Brady" beanies.
2018 Super Bowl
Though the Pats also made it to the 2018 Super Bowl, they lost to the Philadelphia Eagles, after which Bündchen comforted her teary husband. "We are incredibly proud of you because we are able to see every day all the commitment, sacrifice and hard work that you have devoted to become the best in what you do," she wrote to Brady on Instagram.
In the season leading up to that disheartening loss, Bündchen had nothing but love and encouragement for her favorite team. (Team Brady, that is.)
2017 Super Bowl
The 2017 Super Bowl was a totally different story: The Patriots won, and Bündchen shared a snapshot taken after she and her kids had rushed the field to congratulate Brady. "Wonderful things come to those who work hard with focus, tireless dedication and who never stop believing. Forever grateful for this moment. Congratulations my love!!" she wrote.
A few months later, during an appearance on The Tonight Show, she told Jimmy Fallon that she was so nervous during the game that she started meditating. "I channeled some great energy and, really, I feel, like, a little responsible," she joked. "I brought love and peace and clarity and calmness into the game. It shifted after that, I must tell you!"
She probably deserved even more credit than that—before the game, Brady told reporters that his wife had given him a special necklace for protection. "She'd be really happy that I'm wearing it because she doesn't like anyone hitting me. She always says, 'Throw the ball really fast, really fast.' So that's what I try to do," he explained. Clearly, her advice worked.
Seriously—she was thrilled at how her husband played in that game:
2015 Super Bowl
Another championship game, another big win for Brady and the Pats. "We are so proud of you daddy!!!" an ecstatic Bündchen wrote on Instagram.
Before Brady's fourth Super Bowl win, his wife continued to prove that her head was fully in the game, dedicating yet another post to an especially impressive Pats victory.
2012 Super Bowl
In the days leading up to the game, Bündchen sent out an email to family and friends that was subsequently leaked to the press. "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," she wrote.
After the Patriots lost to the New York Giants at Super Bowl XLVI, Bündchen was noticeably less positive, but still more than willing to defend her husband's athleticism. "You have to catch the ball when you're supposed to catch the ball. My husband cannot f*cking throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times," she told some hecklers on her way out of the stadium. Hey, you win some, you lose some—and Bündchen will be there for Brady either way.