Fox News – Gisele Bündchen is reflecting on how her divorce from former NFL player Tom Brady deeply impacted their family.
The former Victoria’s Secret model recently confessed she turned to alcohol to drown out the noise in her life.
However, she made the conscious decision to become sober and be present for her family.
“Right after I turned 40, actually, I felt a huge difference between when I had the glass of wine and when I didn’t have the glass of wine,” she noted.
“If you want to ask of your body what I ask of my body, which is a lot, I can’t be having all these things (alcohol, caffeine) because they add up.”
“It’s socially accepted to have a glass of wine. And people even say, ‘Oh, it’s healthy for you.’ Well, it is not healthy for me … “
After she made major lifestyle changes and became sober for more than two years, Bündchen said she became more “clear,” “very sharp” and slept “much better.”
Despite going through such a difficult time, Bündchen remained in good spirits and focused on self-care in order to be present for her family.
“No one is going to do it for you. The only person that’s going to make those choices is you. Because ultimately, you’re the first person who’s going to be impacted by it,” she remarked.
“But then, it’s your children, it’s your husband, it’s your family. You got to put the oxygen mask on you first.”