Recalling Gisele's 2000 to 2005 relationship with Leonardo Di Caprio, Valdir Bundchen said that the actor never came to the supermodel's hometown of Horizontina, but he did meet the family on a private boat cruise.'She says she is incredibly happy about what she has been able to achieve in the fashion world,' Valdir Bundchen said.
"He's my friend, a very good friend of mine," Gisele said in 2000 of her relationship with Leo.
'Tom was working hard with the [New England] Patriots, but every day when he came home from training he would be 100 per cent committed to spending quality time with Gisele and the children.''Too many people comment on Gisele without knowing the truth,' he said.
'Ultimately, one of the things I have always taught my children is that there is nothing more important than family.
In a rare chat at the family home in Brazil, Valdir Bundchen, 66, also revealed to Daily Mail Online how he got to like Gisele's ex, Leonardo Di Caprio, when the Oscar winner took secret holidays with the family during his five-year relationship with Gisele in the early 2000s.
Speaking at the family home in Horizontina in southern Brazil, surrounded by photos of Gisele and her five sisters, Valdir Bundchen said he and his wife, Vania, spent a 'magical' Christmas with Gisele, Tom and the couple's children in their multi-million-dollar Boston home.