Brady & Bundchen share an intimate pre-Super Bowl meal in New York City

By People Staff
Updated February 07, 2007 07:00 PM
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Things must be getting serious between Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen: The Patriots quarterback left Miami the day before the biggest football game of the year – and met up with his new supermodel girlfriend.

Brady, 29, had been in Miami in the days before the Super Bowl – he hit Shaquille O’Neal’s party on Thursday night and the PlayStation Oasis penthouse on Friday and Saturday with pals – but on Saturday night he was spotted having a romantic dinner with Bundchen, 26, in New York City.

The couple, who a source tells PEOPLE “started dating just before Christmas,” spent more than three hours at the upscale Chinese restaurant Philippe, where they dined by candlelight in the “owner’s lounge,” a private VIP room in the restaurant’s wine cellar, according to another source.

Brady “looked so proud to have her on his arm, opening the door for her, feeding her and laughing the whole time,” says the source.

Things could get even more romantic on Feb. 14. The Boston Herald reports that Brady was spotted at the Super Bowl gift lounge on Friday afternoon picking up a pair of white-gold and diamond earrings.

According to the paper, he told the saleswoman they were “for my girlfriend – we’re going to spend our first Valentine’s Day together.”

Reps for the Patriots could not confirm Brady’s whereabouts during Super Bowl weekend.