For Bridget Moynahan, bringing a newborn son home alone was "frightening" â€" and far from a dream - she revealed in a recent interview.
"I'm not sure anyone - and I could be wrong in this - grows up thinking, I want to be a single mom," Moynahan said.
Shortly after the end of her three-year relationship with NFL quarterback Tom Brady - who went on to see Gisele Bundchen naked almost immediately - Moynahan announced her pregnancy with Brady's child.
Bridget Moynahan is enjoying life as a single mom ... albeit after being heartbroken at the prospect of going it alone, sans Tom Brady.
"When you're suddenly pregnant and no one is standing by your side, even if you're in your 30s, it's a hard conversation. I'm a traditional girl, and I believe in marriage. I just thought that's the way I'd be doing this," she says. "For a time, it was hard to accept that this was the way I was going to have a family."
She gave birth to John Edward Thomas Moynahan last August.
"I walked in and just started sobbing," she says.
"All of a sudden, you have this newborn you have no training for. It's frightening."
But having family and friends like Will Smith rally around her, made it easier.
"I got so much out of that," she says of that "traumatic time of being heartbroken and pregnant."
"It's golden and it's tough and it was f*$ked up. But now I have a child, and it's the best thing in the world."