Gisele Bundchen's bodyguards are going to jail for opening fire on paparazzi

Gisele Bundchen's bodyguards are going to jail for opening fire on paparazzi

The duo of bodyguards responsible for keeping supermodel Gisele Bundchen's 2009 wedding to Tom Brady out of the spotlight have each been sentenced to five years in prison.

Miguel Solis and Alexander Rivas opened fire at photographers who were trying to get shots of the famous couple's wedding. While a third bodyguard was cleared of all charges, Miguel and Alexander will also have to pay their victims $10,000 in restitution.

The incident took place in April 2009 as supermodel Gisele and NFL star Tom celebrated their wedding at a seaside home in Costa Rica.



Photographers claimed that the two minders demanded they hand over the memory cards from their cameras when they were caught trying to take long-distance pictures of the event.

They claimed that as they drove away from the scene, the bodyguards opened fire.

Photographer Rolando Aviles said that one bullet had almost hit him.

In court testimony, he said, "The bullet went in between us, missing our heads. If the bullet had been a little more to the left or right, it would have killed one of us. I said 'They're going to kill us'.

Gisele and benjamin
Gisele with their son Benjamin

"I could have lost my life for the sale of some pictures that Gisele didn't want published. Are they insane?"

At the time, Brazil-born Gisele said she knew nothing about the incident. Her husband Tom initially disputed the photographers' claims. "We found two guys on our property and we told them to get out," he said. "Our security didn't even have guns."

The couple have two children, Benjamin, three, and Vivian, eight months.