Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen are celebrating a very special day. On Monday, February 26, the pair took to their respective Instagram accounts to lovingly celebrate their ninth wedding anniversary. The couple marked the day by sharing never-before-seen photos from their private Santa Monica church ceremony. The Brazilian supermodel posted an image of herself in her strapless lace Dolce & Gabbana gown kissing the New England Patriots quarterback at the altar, which she captioned: "What a ride this past 9 years have been. I love learning and growing with you. Happy anniversary love of my lifey! Te amo muito! ❤😘 Que aventura tem sido esses últimos 9 anos. Amo aprender e crescer contigo. Feliz aniversário amor da minha vida!."
VIEW GALLERY Gisele and Tom celebrated their ninth anniversary with never-before-seen pictures from their wedding Photo: Instagram/@gisele
Tom also took to his Instagram to share a photo of himself and Gisele kissing at their church ceremony. Alongside the picture, the football star wrote: "Live, Laugh, Love.....and I Love You! Feliz Aniversário! Te Amo muito!!❤️💍😍." The 37-year-old model and the 40-year-old athlete, who share son Benjamin, eight, and five-year-old daughter Vivian, officially tied the knot on February 26, 2009. Two months later, the pair celebrated their nuptials with a second ceremony at Gisele’s estate in Costa Rica.
Discussing his low-key California wedding in 2009, Tom told GQ, "We planned it in like ten days, and it was perfect," adding, "We went back to the house and I barbecued aged New York strips. We had champagne, a cake, some ice cream. It was a great night. I think you always have this idea that weddings need to be 200 people and you invite everybody, and I'm all for it if people want to do that, but I think there was really something special about just having our parents there."
VIEW GALLERY The New England Patriots quarterback and the supermodel were married on February 26, 2009 Photo: Instagram/@tombrady
Ahead of their anniversary, the longtime loves enjoyed a romantic getaway to Costa Rica. A week after Tom's championship team suffered a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at Super Bowl LII, the dad-of-three took to his Instagram to share a beautiful sunset picture with his wife. Tom captioned the post: "This Sunday's outcome is a lot better than last Sunday's! #losingstreakstopsatone 😜❤️💯." Gisele echoed her husband's sentiments, simply writing: "❤️🙏'