When the New England Patriots fell to the Philadelphia Eagles on Super Bowl Sunday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele Bündchen, helped softened the blow for her kids by giving them a quick pep talk after the game.

Gisele Bündchen/Instagram

As Dearly previously reported, clearly bummed that their dad didn’t win his sixth Super Bowl game, Gisele told her kids:

“They [the Eagles] haven’t won in a million years.”

Then the mom was interrupted by their 5-year-old daughter Vivian, who exclaimed, “The Eagles won the Super Bowl.”

Gisele continued:

“Just this time. Daddy won five times. They never won before. Their whole life, they never won a Super Bowl. You have to let someone else win sometimes. We have to share. Sharing is caring.”

While Gisele’s message was most likely meant to be viewed as a positive teaching moment for her kids, some people began twisting the mom’s words. People took “you have to let someone else win sometimes,” as though she was saying that the Patriots let the Eagles win.

Gisele Bündchen/Instagram

The most notable person to say something was ESPN reporter Trey Wingo, who tweeted:

Gisele took to Twitter to clear the air:

Fans of the former supermodel assured the 37-year-old that she just did what any good mom would do:

Actor Donnie Wahlberg, who was with Gisele and her kids as she was trying to console them, used his wife Jenny McCarthy’s podcast to defend Gisele as well, saying that no matter what choice of words she used, her kids understood what she was trying to convey.

You can listen to Wahlberg’s full explanation below:

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