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Gisele Bundchen marks Tom Brady’s 40th birthday with heartfelt Instagram tribute

Gisele Bundchen took to Instagram Thursday morning to post a heartfelt tribute to Tom Brady to mark her husband’s 40th birthday, praising him for the “sweetness in your essence.”

“Over 10 years ago I fell in love with you because of your beautiful and sensitive heart,” Bundchen writes in the Instagram post. “I love the sweetness in your essence. Today you are starting a big new chapter and I wish you so much happiness and fulfillment in all aspects of your life. Happy birthday my love! Making 40 feel like 20!!! You go @tombrady !!!! Te amo.”

Brady and Bundchen began dating in 2006. They were married on Feb. 26, 2009 and have two children, son Benjamin Rein, 7, and daughter Vivian Lake, 4.

Brady probably doesn’t mind his adoring wife getting somewhat mushy on social media over his birthday. The couple certainly aren’t strangers to publicly professing their love and the Instagram dispatch is only further evidence of their special bond.

What’s better, though, is that Bundchen didn’t mention concussions this time. Brady presumably is thankful for that much.