In a wide-ranging new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Gisele Bündchen gives a sweeping look at her life after divorce. Bündchen’s new cookbook, Nourish: Simple Recipes to Empower Your Body & Feed Your Soul, offers tips and recipes for busy families looking to add more nutrition to their weekday meals in quick, simple ways. It’s something Bundchen herself often deals with now that she’s caring for her two children—Benjamin, 14, and Vivian, 11—by herself when she has them. She splits custody with ex-husband Tom Brady, whom she divorced in 2022 after 13 years of marriage. During the interview, she effortlessly makes an acai bowl, homemade granola, and almond cookies.
Bündchen, who says her daily routine starts at 5 a.m. by walking her dogs before a morning meditation, talks about the importance of instilling discipline, especially as a part-time single mom. "The way you make your room, the way you organize and make your bed is the way you’re going to do your life. If you’re not learning here and now, then when and with who? Sometimes, I get pushback, especially because now they’re in two different homes and there are two different ways. But I feel like I owe it to my kids, because of what my mom taught me,” she explains.
Her devotion to wellness came after years of living on caffeine, pizza, wine, and cigarettes as a young model, which she says sometimes led to panic attacks. Cutting most vices out of her diet and prioritizing getting enough sleep made a significant difference.
These days, she’s so busy at home that when she does take a modeling job, it feels like a vacation. “You get to see the people you’ve known for 20-something years and haven’t seen in 10,” says Bündchen. “You’re like, ‘Oh my God, you have a daughter now?’”