Heidi Klum blew $10,000 on bodyguard boyfriend’s new clothes, which he hates

Heidi Klum

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:

Heidi Klum

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?

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. Victoria says:

    Nothing more emasculating than making over a dude and paying for it. She sounds controlling. I give this rebound a timestamp of a year.

  2. Barrett says:

    She never takes a break in between guys. It could be one of her issues. Can she even be alone for a few months?

  3. Dee Cee says:

    She really has poor taste in clothes for a model and fashionista.. Urban definition of fashionista:
    A person devoted to fashion clothing, particularily unique or high fashion.
    A person not to be called a fashionista would be someone who obsessivly follows trends. REAL fashionistas do not believe in trends.
    That type of person would be more correctly labeled a fashion whore or a shallow bitch.

  4. Rhea says:

    Am I the only one who thinks if the relationship is no longer strictly professional, he better look for another job? Kinda hard to mix work with your relationship.

  5. Jaded says:

    Famewhores can’t be alone for a New York minute because they’re always “on”. If they’re alone they have to face up to the fact that unless they’re in front of a camera they’re nobodies, and usually insufferably obnoxious nobodies.

  6. V4Real says:

    Why do women such as Heidi and JLo who date younger men feel a need to dress them? Ladies they are your boyfriends, not sons.

  7. Pont Neuf says:

    I don’t mean to be bitchy (OK, I do), but instead of dressing him up, she should make him walk around with a letter attached to his chest that says “I don’t work as a hitman for the mob”.

    Ms Shouty Presenter seems to have some very questionable taste in men. I wonder whether her mom told her when she was young: “if a guy looks like he just got out of prison, jump into bed with him! He’s a total catch!”.

    And boy, did she pay attention to mommie dearest!

  8. Chatcat says:

    Oh Seal, if you describe it as “fornicating with the help” no wonder she went a looking! *eye roll*

    Anywho, what’s with dressing the new guy like a plaiddy laddy? No wonder he hates it…I wouldn’t consider all that plaid outside of Scotland “fashionable”.

  9. Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

    Well at least he doesn’t appear to be trying to get as much as he can off her (cough*Casper*cough). He seems like a man who doesn’t give a cr*p about expensive labels and all her money. At least that is how it strikes me at this point.

    She does seem to go from man to man. He was a natural…she already knew him, he knew her and the kids and the situation and appears to like the kids (although who really knows how he feels). I’m not sure tons of men would be ready to take on 4 kids, supermodel or not.

    I wonder how long it will last? Is she with him because he was there? …probably talked to him or cried to him about it all when things were falling apart and felt comfortable with him and he was likely sympathetic. It’ll be interesting to see how long it lasts.

  10. Erinn says:

    He does not look the type to be wearing the shirt he’s wearing. At least the second plaid one is darker… the first one he just looks uncomfortable. He looks much more like a t-shirt, jeans and jacket kind of guy. The button ups look out of place.

  11. ladybert62 says:

    I hope she has better taste in mens clothes than she does in womens since she always looks a mess and wearing awful clothes. Maybe he is right to not want her to pick out his clothes! ha ha

  12. Alexis says:

    She’s a weird chick. I have a feeling this dude will get tired of being her boy-toy. Men don’t like feeling emasculated. I don’t see their relationship lasting very long.

  13. roxy750 says:

    She looks so cute–love what she is wearing.

  14. KellyinSeattle says:

    Ten grand really isn’t that much for clothes, unless she shopped at JC Penney’s

  15. Snookie Wookie says:

    I dated Martin and one thing he likes is to be a man. This is the biggest issue I could see coming up between them. He is very masculine (in a good way, he’s not condescending or anything) and likes to feel like he’s protecting his lady, which is why he’s so good at what he does. But the dynamic has obviously changed now that he’s dating Heidi, not just protecting her. I hope they can get past that and be happy because he truly adores her (and obviously adored her while we were seeing each other, which weirded me out a little) and doesn’t give a crap about fame or all of its dressings, which I think would be good for Heidi.

  16. Skins says:

    She stopped being hot the day she hooked up with Seal

  17. karen says:

    we dont like her in germany.
    she dated a lot of guys and when u follow her dating life…she dated some of them for obvious reasons (her first husband to get more famous, flavio briatore for his money, anthony kiedis etc.). i dont like her especially because the german tv shows were all over her weddings with seal and her halloween parties and she showed it happily off. and then it crumbled.
    i believe her people spread the negative stories about seal and whenever he said something (for promotion or for real) she tried so be the classy one which she isnt at all. shes great at pr.

  18. the original bellaluna says:

    Frankly, I’m enjoying to no end the fact that she was, in fact, “fornicating with the help” as Seal said!

    I believed it when he said it; I believed it when she had her “friend” issue the denial; and I laughed my ASS off when she confirmed it but tried to clarify that it was AFTER the demise of the marriage and not the cause.

    (For the record, I believe a LOT of things contributed to that marriage’s demise, first and foremost being distance and Heidi’s incessant need for being so “in your face” about their marriage.)

  19. d says:

    Oh boy, kiss of death in that relationship.

  20. Jayna says:

    She really took a step down. At least get a hot bodyguard.

    Seal and Heidi were never as interesting apart as they were together. They sizzled on the red carpet together. Now I could care less about either one on the red carpet or who either one is dating.

    Though, I still love Seal as a songwriter/singer/performer and can’t wait for his next album back together with Trevor Horn.

  21. anon says:

    Looks to me like another KFED?? NO?? There are a few now out there.