Gisele Bundchen recalled the difficult day she learned that Tom Brady was having a baby with his ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan. A day that she will never forget. 

The former Victoria’s Secret Angel model  was shocked to learn the news soon after she started dating Brady in 2006.

“Two months into our relationship, Tom told me that his ex-girlfriend was pregnant. The very next day, the news was everywhere and I felt my world had been turned upside down,” Bundchen wrote in her memoir Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life. The former model added that Moynahan’s pregnancy “wasn’t an easy time” for her, but it ended up being an unexpected blessing that “brought about so much growth.”

Although the unexpected news was at first difficult for Bundchen to grasp, she is now grateful for Jack. “[He made] my heart expand in ways I didn’t know was possible,” she penned, noting that the youngster, her “bonus child,” also inspired her to have children with Brady “sooner rather than later” so they could be close in age to Jack.

All’s well that ends well. 

Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life is on book shelves now.