Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen Are Engaged … For Realsies This Time!

Will Brinson

by Will Brinson

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen reportedly were engaged a few weeks back, according to TMZ. But if you thought People, who clearly controls the entire world, was going to let anyone else scoop them on this mega-uber-awezome news, you were wrong.

And now it appears as if Brady didn't propose until last Friday, when he offered up a ring that's probably worth more than my

mom's basement

house.

The New England Patriots quarterback, 31, proposed with a diamond solitaire to the Brazilian supermodel, 28, on Friday.

"He asked and she accepted," a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE. Family and friends were informed over the weekend. An official announcement, as well as preliminary wedding details, are being planned by Bündchen and her closest friends this week.

I suppose that People probably has the timeline correct; after all, there never was any confirmation of the original report, and it was later denied by severalBoston newspapers. On the other hand, People could have simply pressured the couple into waiting a few weeks so they could pull trigger on the scoop. It's really impossible to tell. And it really doesn't matter.

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