By now you've probably seen or heard Gisele's passionate and completely undiplomatic defense of Tom Brady's performance in the New England Patriots' Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants. "You (have) to catch the ball when you’re supposed to catch the ball," the supermodel said, ruthlessly throwing Wes Welker, Deion Branch and Aaron Hernandez under the bus, all of whom dropped catchable balls that would have changed the complexion of the game. "My husband cannot (bleeping) throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can't believe they dropped the ball so many times."
Points for honesty but not even a shockingly hot supermodel can get away with an inflammatory finger-pointing remark like that one, especially because Brady was not free of error in that game.
This isn't the first time an athlete's wife (or loved one) has injected herself into a heated public conversation about her man. Let's revisit some of the other best-worst moments in wives sounding off.
5. Albert Pujols' wife defends slugger's decision to leave Cardinals.
"Well, we got over [the insult of a low offer] and felt like Albert had given so much of himself to baseball and into the community that he at least deserved the opportunity to have real life-long--you know, I tell you what--we didn't want to go through this again," Deidre Pujols told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Free agency, it's stressful.” Blame free agency, Cardinals fans. But you're all too pleasant for that.
4. Vanessa Bryant supports Kobe despite his infidelity.
Long before Kobe Bryant surpassed Shaq's career points total, before wife Vanessa filed for divorce, she stood by Kobe when he was accused of sexually assaulting a hotel employee in Colorado. "I know that my husband has made a mistake--the mistake of adultery," Vanessa said in a statement. "He and I will have to deal with that within our marriage, and we will do so.... I know that he did not commit a crime, he did not assault anyone. He is a loving and kind husband and father. I believe in his innocence." There's nothing humorous about this one. Seriously. No, really, let's move on.
3. Kurt Warner's wife, Brenda, called out Rams head coach Mike Martz.
Brenda Warner is not shy. During the 2002 NFL season when Kurt Warner was still under center for the Rams, she became livid when she she learned that Kurt's possibly injured hand had not been X-rayed. So she called in to the local sports radio station to set the record straight. "Martz did not insist that (Kurt) get an X-ray," Brenda told the hosts on the air. "All week long I said, 'Kurt, I'm a nurse, you should go get it X-rayed.' (They) said, 'No. it's only bruised.'" An X-ray revealed a slight bone crack. Safe to say, Brenda wears the pajamas, lingerie and pants at the Warner household.
2. Anna Benson trashes New York Mets for trading husband Kris.
Anna's fiery attitude during husband Kris Benson's days with the Mets matched her figure. When New York shipped Benson to Baltimore in January 2006, she accused the Mets of pulling the trigger because she wore a skimpy dress to a team Christmas party, and also severely inflated her husbands' pitching abilities.
"The Mets lost (a chance at winning) the World Series because of a little red dress," she said. "That doesn't bother me. That should bother them." Anna added, "They got a [bleeping] bag of balls for Kris. They didn't get [expletive]. Julio Jorge [sic] and John Maine. They traded a number one stud pitcher who was 30...and they blame the red dress."
It wouldn't feel right to move on without noting that Anna Benson once said that if Kris ever cheated on her, she would sleep with the entire Mets organization, including the grounds crew. It sure gave the crew something to think about during rain delays.
1. Victoria Beckham (kind of) defends David's high voice.
"I don't really notice that he's got a high-pitched voice," Victoria told Marie Claire in 2010. "I just think he's so goddamn perfect that people have to find something wrong with him." She's right. It's not easy being goddamn perfect in this cold, bitter world.