The New York Post reports that Gisele Bundchen raved about how much she loves being a mother while presenting awards at the Important Dinner for Women (really?) in New York earlier this week:
“I love being a mother . . . it is challenging. It is different when everything is not about you and your life — now there is someone much more important. It takes some adjusting . . .But it is so, so wonderful.”
“before you have children, you have got to make sure you’ve got a great man. You can’t settle for less . . . someone you love, and someone who has the same beliefs.”
Because while I’m sure it’s well-intentioned, Gisele’s dating advice smacks of the same lack of self-awareness that Gwyn’s weekly newsletter does, when Paltrow puts on her ethereal air of wisdom, pretends that everyone makes several million dollars from a movie and then takes a few years off to raise children and organically grown produce, and travels abroad to meet famous chefs and pluck fresh tomatoes out of the Italian soil to go into a red sauce, the ingredients for which probably cost more than most people make in a week.
By the same token, Gisele is married to Tom Brady, at one point in time the most eligible bachelor in the country, the hottest quarterback in the NFL, the all-American, seemingly perfect if you like that kind of thing, young, virile, rich, WASP-y, famous athlete. She’s also, in case you wanted a recap, graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, walked the runway for Victoria’s Secret, and is reportedly one of the highest paid models in the world right now.
So it’s unlikely that she encounters the same types of quandaries when it comes to meeting the right man as the average American woman does. And yet, she apparently thinks that the reason she landed this Adonis of the playing field is because she was patient.
It’s a good message…but definitely, definitely the wrong messenger.