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Donnie Wahlberg defends Gisele Bundchen for post-Super Bowl comments to her kids

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Gisele Bundchen.

By Globe Staff  

Donnie Wahlberg is coming to the defense of Gisele Bundchen, saying people who are criticizing Tom Brady’s bride for comments she made after the Super Bowl are “out of line.”

Joining his wife, Jenny McCarthy, on her SiriusXM radio show, the New Kid on the Block called Bundchen a “great mom” who was teaching her children an important lesson after the Patriots lost to the Eagles in Sunday’s game.

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In case you missed it, Bundchen was overheard telling her two children — 8-year-old son Benjamin and 5-year-old daughter Vivian — that “sometimes you have to let other people win.” Some cynics construed her comment to mean that the Eagles didn’t earn the victory, but instead were allowed to win by the Patriots.

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Bundchen later clarified the remark on Twitter, writing: “Just to be clear, no one ‘let’ anyone win. People win because of their own merit. Tired of people twisting my words to create drama that doesn’t exist!”

Wahlberg said he ran into Gisele and the children after the Super Bowl — Brady’s son, Jack, with ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan was also there — and the kids were distraught that their dad had lost. He described young Vivian as “literally smiling through her tears.”

“She said it’s OK because we’ve won a bunch of times and the other team’s never won and we should be happy for them,” Wahlberg said. “Whatever Gisele said to the kids, they got the message right.”

Bundchen apparently heard Donnie’s remark on the radio because she tweeted at him: “Thank you Donnie.”

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Wahlberg added that he’s besties with Brady’s ex, Moynahan, his costar on the CBS drama “Blue Bloods.” He said Moynahan doesn’t talk much about Tom and Gisele, but when she does: “It’s always complimentary about how much of a great team they are raising the kids.”