Grapevine: Gisele Bündchen said she considered suicide

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen were married in 2009.

Gisele Bündchen says she considered suicide

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen opened up to People magazine about a rough time in her life when she was at a high point of her career. She said that after having a panic attack during a bumpy airplane ride in 2003, the feeling of panic and fears of enclosed spaces lingered. “I had a wonderful position in my career, and I was very close to my family, and I always considered myself a positive person, so I was really beating myself up. Like, ‘Why should I be feeling this?’ I felt like I wasn’t allowed to feel bad,” she told People in a story promoting her memoir “Lessons,” which comes out Tuesday. Bündchen said the idea of suicide “swept over” her. “Maybe it will be easier if I just jump. It will be all over. I can get out of this. When I think back on that moment, and that 23-year-old girl, I want to cry. I want to tell her that everything will be all right, that she hasn’t even begun to live her life.” The model, who married Tom Brady in 2009, said she overcame the despair by talking to her doctors. She said she was smoking, drinking a bottle of wine and three coffee drinks a day, and she gave all that up at once. 

Stevie Wonder respects Cosby's work, but 'every woman should be protected' 

TMZ's paparazzi caught up with Stevie Wonder this week while he was leaving LAX, and asked for his reaction on Bill Cosby's sentence of 3-10 years in prison. "You know what," he said, and after a pause, "I just pray for everybody." When asked if Wonder thought the sentence was fair, he said "I don't like prisons." "I respect the work that he's done and his career as an artist," he continued, "I just pray that God will give him the mercy." He ended the impromptu interview by saying "every woman should be protected."

Bravo’s Padma Lakshmi reveals she was raped as a teen

Padma Lakshmi says she understands why two women kept their rapes a secret.

Television host Padma Lakshmi wrote in an op-ed in the New York Times that she was raped when she was 16 and has kept silent all these years. “I understand why a woman would wait years to disclose a sexual account,” she wrote. She reveals that she was raped by her 23-year-old boyfriend on a date. “On Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted that if what Dr. Blasey (Ford) said was true, she would have filed a police report years ago” she wrote. “But I understand why both women would keep this information to themselves for so many years, without involving the police. For years, I did the same thing.” She also wrote that what happened to her wasn’t called date rape in the 1980s. “I think if I had at the time named what happened to me as rape — and told others — I might have suffered less. Looking back, I now think I let my rapist off the hook and I let my 16-year-old self down.” 

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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