While promoting her new book, “Our Shoes, Our Selves: 40 Women, 40 Stories, 40 Pairs of Shoes," the "Blue Bloods" star, 47, opened up about the pain she endured when she and the New England Patriots quarterback split in 2006.
Moynahan, who was pregnant with Jack when the pair parted ways, told People the tabloid scrutiny on her was almost more than she could bear.
"Being pregnant and having a baby are such personal, intimate moments,” said the star. “I would have cars following me, and men hiding in the bushes outside my house."
"As a new mother, you want to just protect your child," Moynahan added. "That kind of attention felt like a threat.”
Luckily, everything worked out in the end.
“Tom and I made a decision to raise a child together," said Moynahan, "and we both found partners that not only supported us in raising that child but also loved our child as if he was their own."
“I don’t think you can ask for more than that," she added. "My son is surrounded by love.”