Even though she may seem larger than life at times, Blue Bloods actress Bridget Moynahan is still just a real person. And that couldn’t have been more evident when she had to film a television show while she was pregnant.
Moynahan gave birth to her son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan, back in August of 2007. She was previously in a relationship with longtime New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Brady is the father to John Edward.
Meanwhile, despite being pregnant, the Blue Bloods star continued to act. Obviously, carrying a baby around is no walk in the park. But Moynahan was able to do so even with the stresses that come along with filming on TV or in film. She appeared on an episode of Regis and Kelly back in 2007 where she talked about just that. Kelly Ripa was joined by guest co-host Neil Patrick Harris where they talked to Moynahan about being pregnant on her television show Six Degrees.
“Do you feel good?” Kelly Ripa asks.
“Yeah! I wouldn’t know I was pregnant unless it started…” (Moynahan motions to her stomach).
“Yeah, one day you couldn’t button your jeans,” Ripa laughs.
“I still can button my jeans so I feel good about that,” Moynahan replies. “But it has started jumping around in there now.”
Of course, the pregnancy news kind of came to Moynahan as a surprise. And because her character in the show wasn’t pregnant, that made things kind of difficult.
“I’m not with child on the show, but we wrapped, like, two weeks ago,” the Blue Bloods actress explained. “So, I think I had, like, a purse in front of it for one episode, that’s it.”
“It’s a good thing you wrapped,” Ripa replied. “Because pretty soon it would be a duffle bag and a suitcase! Then you would be behind the door, ‘I’m over here everyone!'”
‘Blue Bloods’ Star Speaks Out About Pregnancy
Blue Bloods actress Bridget Moynahan has lived most of her life in the public eye, as has NFL quarterback Tom Brady. So, news of their surprise pregnancy and the ending of the rocky relationship between the two stars always made headlines.
Even though Tom Brady had already moved on with Gisele Bundchen after finding out Moynahan was pregnant, she said that he still came to the hospital to meet his son.
“[Tom] was there on that day and came in afterward,” the Blue Bloods star told More Magazine back in 2011. “He certainly wasn’t holding my hand while I pushed.”
Brady and Bundchen got married in February of 2009. They now share a son, Benjamin, and a daughter, Vivian. On the other hand, Moynahan has also gotten married. She tied the knot in 2015 with businessman Andrew Frankel.
“He’s the nicest guy ever. Genuine, kind, and sensitive. He’s the best.”