Heidi Klum’s new boyfriend is 28, which is younger than her last one

Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz walk out of Delilah together
Heidi Klum and her boyfriend of several years, Vito Schnabel, broke up last year after three years together. Heidi is 44 and Vito is 31. Last summer Vito was busted kissing another woman, whom he claimed was a “family friend. The kiss looked intimate and Heidi and Vito were over within a few months. It was surprising they lasted as long as they did. It’s also surprising that Heidi took a few months to move on. She’s now dating a 28 year-old musician named Tom Kaulitz, who plays guitar for the band Tokio Hotel. The two have been seen out together several times, and in some photos they’re kissing.

Heidi Klum … was seen locking lips with her new beau, 28-year-old Tom Kaulitz, on Sunday, March 25, in Pasadena, California. Klum, dressed in a bright red ensemble, stepped out while filming America’s Got Talent auditions to enjoy an intimate moment with the guitarist. The new couple were also spotted embracing and sharing a laugh outside the studio while surrounded by crew members and security.

The duo sparked romance rumors on March 14 when they were seen leaving Lorraine Schwartz’s Eye Bangles launch party at Delilah in West Hollywood. Although they were not seen interacting during the event, Daily Mail reports that the pair left the star-studded celebration in the same vehicle.

[From Us Magazine]

After I turned 40 I dated a guy who was 11 years younger than me. While it was fun for a few weeks it felt like a cliche and the age difference was too much. My boyfriend is older than me and I appreciate how reliable and trustworthy he is in comparison. I doubt I could date another guy that much younger, although of course some people are more mature. It seems like it works for Heidi though, at least for now. Maybe she’ll ultimately go the J.Lo route and move on to a guy closer to her age and fame level. I suspect she knows that this works for her for now.

Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz walk out of Delilah together

Heidi Klum takes a smoke break at AGT with her new boyfriend Tom Kaulitz

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  1. Zip says:

    Every time I see one of the Kaulitz twins I’m surprised that they are almost 30. Oh my, when Tokio Hotel became really, really famous in Europe, they were 15 years old. Fans and paps got so crazy they basically fled to USA many years ago and lived there ever since. I think Tom has seen a lot and might have a certain maturity level, maybe more so than this Vito guy. However, the age difference is still huge.

    • Kitten says:

      I know! They were children when Tokio Hotel first blew up. Crazy.

    • ab says:

      I remember the craziness when they first hit the scene. I can’t believe he’s old enough to be dating heidi klum! time really flies.

    • Lucy says:

      Yes to everything!! I was all over Tom when he was 18. He must be a completely different guy now!! And looks completely different, too.

    • Janey says:

      Yes. And yay to all the poster who know about Tom. My old self is squealing in fan girl delight here.

    • Olive says:

      OMG that’s who this is?! he was the more natural looking of the twins, right? i remember them and their crazy hair and makeup, parts of the internet went wild for those guys!

  2. Pia says:

    Tom Kaulitz probably is more mature than your average 28 year old. He’s been in the spot light since he was a teen and he has dated previously older women too. His wife was 7 years older than him.

    • Lucy says:

      Wait what? Tom was once married??? How did I not know that?!

      • Pia says:

        Yep, With Ria Sommerfeld. They were together about 5 years, married for a little over a year. They divorced in 2016. They really kept the whole marriage under wraps…

  3. Kitten says:

    Well I say good for her. And yes, it takes a good amount of self-confidence and emotional security to date someone who is a lot younger. My BF is 8 years younger and most of the time I never think about it but it can be weird when I’m around his family and I’m older than most of his siblings and not too far in age from his stepdad who is 11 years younger than his mom.

    People always want to focus on “will he still love you in ten years when he’s 41 and you’re 49?” and that kind of sh*t and I’m all “Um yeah. If that was a concern then I wouldn’t be with him.” The other thing I hear all the time is “aren’t you worried he’ll cheat on you with someone younger?” which is insulting for a myriad of reasons I shouldn’t have to explain.

    Oh and my answer to that question is either “NO” or “how the f*ck do you know I won’t cheat on him?” ;)
    People cheat on each other for a variety of reasons, age being one of the rarer ones.

    • Ladiabla says:

      Best BF I ever had was 8 years younger. Smartest, kindest, most principled, and yes, incidentally the best-looking, but I made the stupid mistake of letting him go. If you’re happy with your man don’t let anyone try to rain on your parade, even yourself. You seem like a tough lady, great responses to those asinine, rude as hell questions some people have the nerve to ask.

  4. Girl_ninja says:

    I’m tryna stick to the younger man route in dating as well. My last boyfriend was 7 years younger. I quite liked it. Go Heidi!

  5. ichsi says:

    This reeks a bit of a publicity stunt to me (both are pretty well-know casting show personalities) but if it’s genuine I’m all for it. Usually I side eye relationships with age differences like this but I agree with the previous posters that Tom has gone through a lot more than your average 28-year old.

  6. lunchcoma says:

    It doesn’t seem like she’s being messy about it, or at least if these younger guys are mistreating her, I haven’t read about it. I say, let her have her fun. Maybe younger guys will continue to be her type and maybe this is a bit of a phase, but as long as she’s keeping her eye on her career and her kids, it’s fine by me.

  7. Birdie says:

    He is also already divorced. It is a little weird seeing them together, but also great gossip. German media will go crazy over this.

  8. Defaultgirl says:

    Heidi looks kinda crazy in these pictures. She’s got crazy eyes. The older woman and also the older man thing always looks so desperate to me and ages the older person.

    I’m not hating my hubby is 15 years older and even that is a bit much…lol

  9. Really says:

    Try hard.

  10. Mee says:

    I’m always baffled by people who can New boyfriends or girlfriends so quickly. Someone you’re attracted to and interested in comes along that often?? Hmmm

  11. naomipaige says:

    Just curious, what’s wrong with a man her age?

    She’s certainly mastered the cougar thing. Since it seems to be working…. good for her!

    • Milla says:

      I don’t like age gaps. But, if she was a guy, no one would say a thing.
      If she wants to have fun, good for her. She seems to have nice life now, though i will always wish Seal stayed with her.

      • Pia says:

        Why? Seal was rumoured to have a bad temper and partying and drinking too much. And he was 11 years older than Heidi. So there was an age gap too.

    • Emily says:

      “Just curious, what’s wrong with a man her age?”
      They’re probably married. I’m her age and I can’t remember the last time I met a man who had the “four A’s” : appealing, age-appropriate, available and actionable — meaning he’s interested and asks me out.

  12. Lucy says:

    I’m laughing because never in a million years it would have occured to me that the Kaulitz twins would be featured here!! I loved Tokio Hotel so much back in the day, and Tom was my favorite twin. It’s crazy that he’s almost 30!!! As for Heidi and him, they’ve known each other for years now, so I don’t see why not.

    • Janey says:

      SAME! I had been obsessed over them that one… year? Hmm I think I’ll listen to some old school Tokio Hotel!

  13. Frosty says:

    I don’t know if the bfs are getting younger, but they’re sure not getting cuter.

    • Ange says:

      Right?! My lord she picks the skeeviest dudes. Heidi and JLo are soul sisters in that respect.

  14. Dolkite says:

    Yeah, and if it was switched around it would be a dogpile on guys for “being too afraid” to date women older than them, that older women are the real hot ones (don’t forget to mention Helen Mirren, patron saint of – ugh – “cougars”) because they have experience, and that guys are just awful and shallow and can’t handle a “real woman.”

  15. Veronica says:

    Oh, Heidi. She is so obsessed with looking young, dressing young, dating young. I feel bad for her. Our culture is so youth obsessed, it is really sad.

  16. Egla says:

    The only thing I want to really really know is how does she mantain a body like hers ate her age and after 4 children. I mean, I am in good shape for 37 but for the life of me I can’t get rid of my cellulites on my thighs and I am active enough and eat a good mediterranen diet more often than not. Help