The last time we checked on Heidi Klum, she was wearing the worst look of the evening at the recent Emmys ceremony. Before that, Heidi had just confirmed (with a bizarre People exclusive story) that she was dating her long-term bodyguard, Martin Kristen. Of course, there is still the question of whether she was (as Seal says) “fornicating with the help” before she and Seal separated early this year, and of course, Heidi doesn’t want Seal dating other chicks and (allegedly) believes that would be a ground for her to receive primary custody of their four children. Yes, it’s kind of a mess.
These photos are of Heidi and Martin out and about in the Los Angeles area over the past few weeks at a sports event for one of Heidi’s kids and also out shopping. Speaking of the latter, a story in this week’s Enquirer states that now that she and Martin are an official item, Heidi is desperate to get him out of his “bodyguard” clothing (in more ways than one), and she really wants him to dress up in power suits or something. Even though, you know, he’s still her bodyguard. Apparently, Martin was very resistant to the idea, but Heidi talked him into a shopping spree, which she completely paid for to the tune of $10,000. Martin was less than thrilled and wanted to take the clothes back, but Heidi said no way. Here’s the story:
If you’re going to date a supermodel, you’d better look the part — and “Project Runway” beauty Heidi Klum is sparing no expense to make sure her new beau is dressed to the nines!
The 39-year-old recently dropped a whoppng $10,000 on clothes for her bodyguard-turned-boyfriend, Martin Kristen, during a Beverly Hills shopping spree at Barneys.
“She would have bought out the entire men’s deparment but he put up a fight,” a fellow shopper told The Enquirer of the Sept. 21 outing. “She actually only bought him a couple of new suits, some shirts and two pairs of shoes, but the bill turned out to be more than $10,000 because Heidi only gets the best of the best.”
According to the source, Martin was shocked when he saw the bill. “He nearly had a heart attack,” said the source. “He’s got a lot of pride and he’s not into fashion, so it took a lot of convincing to get him to to shopping in the first place. He really doesn’t want Heidi to spend money on him. But Heidi finally dragged him to Barneys and basically pointed out everything she wanted him to wear.”
Martin was uncomfortable with Heidi spending so much money on him, but she refused to let him return the clothing. “Her image is everything, so having a fashionable boyfriend is very important,” explained the source, “and now that Martin’s with her, he has to respect that.”
Mom-of-four Heidi recently admitted she was dating Martin, who has been a constant presence since she split from British singer Seal, 49, in January. “Heidi is crazy about him,” added another source. “He’s really helped her get through a very hard time in her life, and she’s having lots of fun spoiling him.”
[From Enquirer, print edition, October 15, 2012]
Well, it could have been worse. Heidi could have given Martin a makeover in manner of cat-faced Shane Warne or fake-tanned Justin Theroux, but maybe that’s part of her master plan. Honestly, Martin shouldn’t be surprised that Heidi wants to dress him up — did he really think he would transition to “boyfriend” without any sort of upgrade work at all? Heidi merely wants him to look nice for dates.
I will say that Heidi looks quite happy in these photos, so maybe she and Martin are the real deal. Then again, she always looked quite happy in photos with Seal too, right?
Photos courtesy of WENN