Heidi Klum’s husband got her a piece of the Berlin Wall, which fell the year he was born

Heidi Klum and her new husband, Tom Kaulitz, made their red carpet debut as a married couple late last week in New York at a Harper’s Bazaar event called “ICONS By Carine Roitfeld.” Heidi was wearing a giant one-shoulder red-orange dress by Stephane Rolland. The high leg slit was ridiculous on a dress with that much draping and fabric but that’s her style and she’s worn much worse. Heidi and rocker Tom look like a mishmatch fashion-wise, but they seem quite suited for each other. They had that big wedding in Capri last month, Tom is willing to go swimming illegally with Heidi for the ‘gram, and they’re both German. Heidi has said that means that they’re quite punctual, which is a trait I appreciate in a significant other too. Tom recently gave Heidi a gift celebrating their shared heritage. He had a piece of the Berlin Wall installed in their Garden. Tom is from East Germany. He was born a month before the wall fell. Heidi would have been 18 at the time.

This is the post Heidi made about it with the video of the wall being lifted into their garden. I’ve included the caption below.

Today a special gift from my husband arrived… a piece of the Berlin Wall that had separated East & West Berlin for 28 years. My husband was born behind the wall on the East Berlin side 4 weeks before it was torn down in 1989. This allowed him to grow up in a Germany that was unlike the country his own parents had grown up inโ€ฆ He was able to experience freedom and joy and creativity and art and hope. Every morning, I will look at this beautiful piece in my garden with the knowledge that walls do not need to be built… they need to come down. โœŒ๐Ÿปโ˜ฎ๏ธโค๏ธ

I tried to figure out how much a piece like that would cost and my guess is around $25,000 but I could be totally off. In 2008 the large graffiti pieces were going for around $10,000. Architectural Digest points out that the art is by French artist Thierry Noir, which must make it more valuable.

My ex husband was also born in East Germany. He was in college when the Berlin Wall fell. I am the same age as Heidi. Just saying. It was a really thoughtful gift, and one that was meaningful to both of them, so good for Tom. He does pass the half your age plus 7 rule.


Photos credit: Avalon.red and via Instagram

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  1. Tiff says:

    I remember watching the wall falling in school and now I feel like the oldest person in the world.

    • Lala11_7 says:

      I was out of high school for four years …you’re not the oldest…

      LOVE her Halston inspired dress!

    • manda says:

      I was in middle school and had no real idea of how important the whole thing was. I do remember David Hasselhoff performing

      • lucy2 says:

        I remember that too, LOL. I was 12-13.

        I have a little teeny tiny chunk of the wall from visiting Berlin in the 90s. I can’t imagine having a big piece of it like that.

  2. Brunswickstoval says:

    I had a piece of the Berlin Wall. I was there not long after it came down and street vendors were selling them cheap. At least I assume it was a piece of the wall – could have been anything now I think of it.

  3. Noely says:

    That’s cute! If you’re living in Germany, you can actually still find pieces of the wall in some places other than Berlin (where just a small part of the wall is left as a memorial). Usually people who could afford it bought them and set them up as decorations or memorial sites. Actually, a catering service in my parent’s neighborhood has two pieces of the wall set up in front of their headquarters (or at least they used to, don’t know if they are still there – I’ll actually be there for my best friend’s wedding on Friday so I can check). Don’t know how many of these wall pieces are legit though (I assume there are a lot of people selling random bricks as “Berlin Wall Bricks”), but I’m sure Tom could afford a legit piece, so it’s a cool idea!

  4. Lena says:

    Love this story. I hope theyโ€™ll work out

  5. Jb says:

    Heidi is whacky but enjoy her and love her message! Iโ€™m sure itโ€™s wild for people from other countries now living/visiting the US to see what is going on in our country and just shake their heads.

  6. La says:

    I live in a city with a ton of German heritage and we have a piece of the wall displayed downtown. It’s a bit tucked out of the way and I never noticed it until a few years ago. I like this story and think it’s a thoughtful gift! The art on it is so vibrant too so in addition to the meaningful history it’s an interesting art piece.

  7. Lucy says:

    Et tu, Tom Kaulitz? Lol, no shade! I still remember he used to be known as Tokio Hotel’s resident casanova. Obviously that was over 10 years ago, he was pretty much a kid back then. It’s crazy how long it’s been since then!!

  8. AbominableSnowPickle says:

    My brother was stationed in Germany (US Army) when the wall fell. He was actually in Berlin that night, but avoided Checkpoint Charlie because of the crowds (they were ordered to). He did send us home a couple chunks, one from each side of the wall.Which is still fascinating to me, the East side is completely blank, and the piece from the West side is covered in vibrant art. I love them. I was about 4 years old when the wall fell, but I remember how excited my parents were about it. Augh, I feel old now^.^

  9. Sharonk says:

    She is ridiculous!!

  10. teehee says:

    I like the message about it though. Wouldnt it be nice if this actually does work out…

  11. weezle says:

    She has begun to look like Carol Channing. I do hope that they are happy.

  12. Fluffy Princess says:

    That is a thoughtful, nice gift. I hope they are happy together for a long time.

    Yes, media we know Heidi is older — Shocking!! (not) In other news, how about when Katherine McPhee married that old geezer David Frost who is 35+ years older than she is? It was so romantic and beautiful and . . .(gross), but Heidi marrying a hot rocker — Pearl Clutch! Oh My!!