Gisele Bundchen, 30, had been photographed in a very compromising position with Helly Nahmad, who according to Boston.com is an art dealer in New York City.
When the photograph emerged, fans were quick to question if her marriage to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was in trouble. But a rep for Gisele Bundchen told UsMagazine.com that there are “no worries" since Nahmad has been a friend of the model for 15 years.
“He was her first New York friend when she moved here," the New York Daily News quoted the rep as telling the mag. “Nahmad was the only one Gisele could speak to when she spoke no English," the rep said of the art dealer, who is said to be fluent in Portuguese. He is very much part of her close circle of friends," the rep added.
According to the Huffington Post, Nahmad also took the matter into his own hands by explaining his long-time friendship with the supermodel to Brazilian newspaper O Dia. “Gosh, it was a kiss on the cheek," he told the paper, claiming that cameras caught the pair at a misleading angle.