Speaking to People in September 2023—almost a year after her highly publicized split from retired NFL star Tom Brady—Gisele Bündchen revealed she’s given up her wine habit.
“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 told the outlet. “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. 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.”
The supermodel, now 43, has a lot on her plate at the moment, between work, coparenting her two children, and caring for her aging parents. When she quit drinking, she says, she “immediately” felt “more clear.”
“I felt a bit more foggy before,” she said. “Now I’m very sharp and very present, and I notice things that I didn’t notice before. When I’m not drinking, I’m sleeping much better. You have to be loving to yourself. You ask a lot of your body; you’ve got to do a reset. You have got to take care of this only vehicle you got, right?”