Gisele Bündchen’s mom Vania Nonnenmacher dies at age 75 after courageous battle with cancer

  • Vânia Nonnenmacher died at a hospital in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on Sunday
  • The 75-year-old was a retired banker who appeared in her model daughter’s Instagram posts
  • The mother-daughter duo featured on the cover of Vogue Brasil in 2018

The mother of Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen has died following a battle with cancer, according to local reports. 

Vânia Nonnenmacher, 75, passed away at Hospital Moinhos de Vento in Porto Alegre Sunday. Brazilian outlet GZH was the first to report on her death.

Nonnenmacher was a retired banker who formerly worked at Banco do Brasil. She was of German descent and held Brazilian nationality.

The 75-year-old had six daughters with university professor Valdir Bündchen: Gisele, Patrícia, Rafaela, Raquel, Graziela and Gabriela.

Vânia Nonnenmacher, the mother of supermodel Gisele Bündchen, died following a cancer battle Sunday. She was 75 years old

Nonnenmacher was a retired banker who

Nonnenmacher was a retired banker who 

A wake is scheduled for Monday morning in Porto Alegre followed by a farewell ceremony

A wake is scheduled for Monday morning in Porto Alegre followed by a farewell ceremony

The family was based in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, where the former Victoria’s Secret Angel was born.

A wake is scheduled for Monday morning at the Ecumenical Chapel of the Metropolitan Crematorium in Porto Alegre. A farewell ceremony will be held after.

Bündchen has yet to issue a statement about the death of her mother, with whom she featured on the cover of Vogue Brasil in 2018.

She most recently posted a series of photos with Nonnenmacher in July 2022 to commemorate her 73rd birthday.

‘Happy birthday Mom! I am forever grateful for all that you have done and continue to do for us,’ the model wrote.

‘Thank you for always loving, inspiring and teaching us. Thank you for giving me life! Love you so much!’

'I am forever grateful for all that you have done and continue to do for us,' the former Victoria's Secret Angel wrote in an Instagram post in celebration of her mother's 73rd birthday

‘I am forever grateful for all that you have done and continue to do for us,’ the former Victoria’s Secret Angel wrote in an Instagram post in celebration of her mother’s 73rd birthday

Nonnenmacher had six daughters with university professor Valdir Bündchen: Gisele, Patrícia, Rafaela, Raquel, Graziela and Gabriela

Nonnenmacher had six daughters with university professor Valdir Bündchen: Gisele, Patrícia, Rafaela, Raquel, Graziela and Gabriela

The mother-daughter duo posed on the cover of Vogue Brasil in 2018

The mother-daughter duo posed on the cover of Vogue Brasil in 2018

Bündchen has yet to issue a statement about her mother’s passing

She was recently spotted walking her dog in Miami amid reports that ex-husband Tom Brady was spending time with another model, Irina Shayk

She was recently spotted walking her dog in Miami amid reports that ex-husband Tom Brady was spending time with another model, Irina Shayk

The model was spotted walking her dog in Miami Thursday, amid reports her footballer ex Tom Brady had been spending time with fellow model Irina Shayk.

The new couple were spotted chatting over a meal at the famed French restaurant Brasserie Fouquet’s New York in Lower Manhattan.

Bündchen and Brady share two children, 14-year-old Benjamin and 11-year-old Vivian.

They met on a blind date in 2006 and married three years later, forming a blended family with Brady’s son Jack.

Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar, Bündchen indicated that she and her ex-husband have different parenting approaches, a point that occasionally causes tension.

‘Sometimes, I get pushback, especially because now they’re in two different homes and there are two different ways,’ the model explained.

‘But I feel like I owe it to my kids, because of what my mom taught me.’

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