Gisele Bundchen says Tom Brady is the ''best husband, father and friend''.

The 33-year-old supermodel couldn't resist posting a gushing message on Instagram on Tom's 36th birthday on Saturday (03.08.13), where she spoke about her love for her spouse of four years.

She wrote: ''Happy birthday my love! Thank you for being the best husband, father and friend.

''Thank you for being you. I love you so much.''

Gisele and Tom have two children together, three-year-old son Benjamin and seven-month-old daughter Vivian while the New England Patriots player also has a son, John, five, from his previous relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan.

Gisele has previously spoken about her love of being a mother and said she wanted lots of children with Tom.

She said: ''I want to have a big family. My parents have been together for 36 years, and that is what I want. I've been challenged a lot by it, but it's the most rewarding part. I love kids.''

Tom has also said he is keen to have lots of children, but balance it with having a successful career.

He said: ''I have to do something [after football]. The only thing I ever wanted to be was a professional football player. It's hard because I want to have four kids and I want to be a really good dad, too.''