Bridget Moynahan is opening up about the difficult times following her split from Tom Brady and how a pair of shoes helped her through the pain.
Brady and Moynahan broke up in 2006 shortly before Moynahan found out she was pregnant with their son, Jack.
In her new book, Our Shoes, Our Selves, Moynahan said, “I would have cars following me, and men hiding in the bushes outside my house. As a new mother, you want to just protect your child. That kind of attention felt like a threat.”
While hiding out from photographers at Barneys one day, the actress spotted a pair of boots.
“I thought, that’s what I need. Let me get a little bit of my ‘New York’ back, a little armor,” she explained.
Moynahan, who married businessman Andrew Frankel in 2015, said she is grateful that she and Brady are able to successfully work in concert to raise their son.
“Tom and I made a decision to raise a child together and we both found partners that not only supported us in raising that child, but also loved our child as if he was their own,” she said. “I don’t think you can ask for more than that. My son is surrounded by love.”