Heidi Klum on her new husband: For the first time, I get to have a partner

Do you remember how Heidi Klum and Seal used to demonstrate their love? I still remember that music video where they were strategically naked and making out, and how they used to share an office at home and get their vows renewed every year. Heidi is in love with love, until she isn’t. I’m in no way blaming her for the end of that marriage, I’m divorced and sometimes it doesn’t work out. I’m saying she once was as over the top with Seal as she is with her new husband, Tom Kaulitz. Heidi, 46, married Tom, 30, one year to the day after they met. She’s been with him less than two years. She now says she’s never had a real partner before or someone she could count on, essentially. She was gushing about Seal years into her marriage so this is ridiculous.

“I’m just a much happier person,” she told PEOPLE ahead of Monday’s season 2 premiere of America’s Got Talent: The Champions.

“For the first time, I have a partner who I can discuss everything with. Someone who shares duties that we all have in our life,” the supermodel and TV personality added. “I used to be on my own with everything. For the first time, I get to experience what it is actually like to have a partner.”

[From People]

Oh damn. She was married to Seal for nine years and has four kids with him! It is perfectly clear what she’s saying and she’s definitely shading Seal. I mean, isn’t she still coparenting with Seal? Her kids are 15, 13 and 10. I would never say anything like this about my ex. Sure we had issues but if everything was so bad all the time I wouldn’t have been with him for years. We had good years together and we worked on it. Don’t erase the good times because of the ending, and don’t shade your kids’ dad in public. Talk smack about him to your closest friends, but never to your kids and definitely not to the press.

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  1. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Heidi is clearly the type of person who experiences romantic amnesia. Every time she falls in love again she has to shade the relationship that cane before it because it makes the current more “real”. Instead of simply being an adult and getting that the man she was with for a decade and had three kids with was a real love and a partner until things got bad and they split.

    • Nikki* says:


    • Monicack says:

      Wow I love how you are so sure her ex was a real love and a partner. And if you’re going by what Heidi said at the time then it seems you also should believe Heidi now. Longevity and fatherhood don’t make you a great partner or a great love. Ask Harvey Weinstein’s ex.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        They were MARRIED for a decade and she gushed about him and married him in a wedding every single year they were married. Im not assuming anything. My comments are based on HER words about Seal.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        “I don’t know why we work, my husband and I … We just do. We are black and white – Yin and Yang. To me, his beautiful face, great body, amazing heart, voice, his ability to be a loving, caring person and father … what can I say?”

        HER WORDS

      • Monicack says:

        And do you believe HER words now?

      • tealily says:

        She was forcing it then, she is forcing it now.

      • Monicack says:

        I think this is the case.

      • Kristen says:

        This is exactly right. Being married doesn’t make it a good relationship. And oftentimes it can take getting into a good partnership before you can see that what you had before was lacking.

    • Gil says:

      “Romantic amnesia” 😂. Love it. Totally agree

  2. NotSoSocialButterfly says:


    1) That’s pretty harsh to exes (and the kids).
    2) Don’t speak too soon, especially so publicly. I mean, good for them, but declarations like that are often soon followed by heartache.

    • Chica1971 says:

      She also admitted she is slow. I mean Heidi didn’t figure this out by second kid ( not counting her first)

    • Eliza_ says:

      Completely agree.

    • tiredTreaded says:

      I don’t know her, but it’s a sign of narcissism to gush that “this person” is “the best one ever” as if she had no part in any previous break down ever of course. Perhaps I’m projecting, because my x does the SAME on social media, “this is my 1st love, NOW I know love, etc…” Ugh. Ok. If it’s so perfect, & these peeps are now so at peace, does they need public ads??

  3. Maria says:

    Weren’t there blind items about Seal’s temper and wasn’t he the subject of a police report for sexual assault? I wouldn’t be surprised at what she said if these are true. But others can feel free to correct me, I don’t follow him or Heidi closely.

    • Amanduh says:

      I have heard rumors of him being abusive with her as well. No idea if its true but if it is that sucks and she should be able to speak about her experience in any way she chooses.

    • Elisa says:

      yup, there were rumours about his hard partying and (violent?) temper… you can find quotes by her online…
      Anyways, to me these 2 actually make sense?

  4. Eyfalia says:

    Everytime I read that she and Seal hat renewed their vows, I wondered what is wrong with their marriage. They were only married for the wedding, not for sharing their life? And this new marriage gives me now the same feeling. A marriage is not always roses, champagne, dancing in the moonlight on the beach, it gets boring sometimes and quieter.

  5. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    She’ll never be happy long-term. She’s a sprinter.

  6. Lola says:

    I also read blind items about seal too.

    She’s in love with love and I don’t see anything wrong with that.

    She has 4 kids with seal

    • Keira says:

      She had her oldest already when she met Seal. Then she and Seal had three kids I believe.

      I was married for 10 years and had a kid. My current man of a year and a half is vastly more partner than the ex ever was.

      • Lola says:

        Seal and Heidi got together when she was pregnant with Leni and he was there when she gave birth. Seal adopted her and I consider they have four kids together instead of three

      • jjva says:

        I’m with you, Keira. I was married 13 years and had a kid. Current partner of ~18 months is an actual partner in so many ways the ex-husband never was. I’m not saying every moment of that marriage was torture, but I definitely understand the feeling of “holy shit, this is what it’s like to have someone moving in concert with you instead of acting as an obstacle.”

    • sue says:

      Leni’s father is Fabio Briatore not Seal but Seal may have adopted her.

      • Nibbi says:

        Seal adopted her after her biological father, Flavio Briatore, more or less abandoned her, and by all accounts has since been her real father in that he’s helped to raise her. I think it’s super gross that people are talking about their “three” children together :/

      • Marika says:

        flavio told otherwise

  7. Chica1971 says:

    On another note. She needs to stop messing with her face. Whatever she did added 15 years and the bangs are drawing attention rather than distracting from it.

    • pyritedigger says:

      She definitely is beginning to look her age or older in the top pic. She’s still an attractive women, but age comes for us all in the end.

  8. Mar says:

    I met Seal in person and he was probably one of the nicest celebs I ever met , and so was his entourage.

  9. Meg says:

    I have a feeling she thinks if she shades him publicly he’ll finally care about what she’s saying as in private he didn’t care. Not that I agree with her publicly shaming him, just a vibe I’m getting.
    Remember after they split and she dated a bodyguard or something and seal said I didn’t think she’d go from me to dating the help.
    So yeah, he sounds not great

  10. Lucy says:

    That’s funny, out of all the Tokio Hotel members, Tom was always the one with the Ladies’ Man, Will-Never-Fall-In-Love/Get-Married persona. Oh, how the turn tables…
    (Yes, I know people grow and change. Tom was very young back then. It’s just that I would have never imagined that he would be where he is right now).

    • aurora says:

      I’m pretty sure this is Tom’s second marriage.

    • Allie says:

      Another thing that I am surprised about is Tom being okay with the new limelight he finds himself in. Unlike his brother Bill he never was really fond of being in front of a camera and preferred to stay in the background just playing music. Now Tom is all over the place. Red carpets, events and all that.

  11. Courtney says:

    I think you’re being too harsh on her. We don’t know what the relationship looked like on the inside and the “think of the children!” crap is just another way to shame women.

    • Nikki* says:

      I think your comment has been very thought provoking for me, Courtney. It’s true we don’t know all about a relationship, and I think if he’d been abusive – as a hypothetical example – we’d all encourage her to express her feelings. But when kids are involved, there really is the consideration that they are going to someday read what their mom has said about their dad, and that can cause kids pain and distress. So there is a balance to consider. People who are criticizing her are assuming Seal’s behavior wasn’t really egregious, so she shouldn’t be blabbing in the media about it, but they might be wrong. I tend to question the power balance in any relationship with a big age gap, especially if the older one is rich and famous, and ironically, I wonder if she and her present partner really do have an equitable relationship. All hypothetical, you’re right about that!
      My sister’s ex was such an unbelievably horrible jerk there was no hiding it from the kids, but she eventually managed to move on with her life without focusing on pain, and encouraged her kids to do that too, which is way preferable than folks who can only stay a bitter victim forever, and never offer their kids the example of forging a positive path in life. Not easy, admittedly.

    • WTF says:

      If she said, Seal abused me that would be one thing. But she isn’t saying that. She is saying that this is the first time that she’s ever had a real partner. It is shade. Plain and Simple. I don’t even doubt that Seal didn’t carry his weight in the relationship. The thing is, you are divorced and you seem to be successfully co-parenting, why shade him out of the blue? She will be shading this guy in 5,4,3,2…..

  12. Mignionette says:

    Some women are obsessed with being ‘rescued’ and will seek to triangulate their former partners with a new partner.

    Seal rescued Heidi from Leni’s father (sorry can’t remember his name – Fabio something) and now Tom is rescuing her from Seal.

    The real issue is that her picker is broken and she keeps choosing narcissistic, emotionally abusive men….

  13. No1Here says:

    That’s not Josh Radnor next to her? 😳

  14. Godwina says:

    Jesus, Heidi, that’s low as heck. Gross!

  15. Eva says:

    I’ve been in long relationships and happy and in love, but I also feel like I never had a real partner in any of my relationships. I think that’s actually somewhat rare, to have that real support and really sharing a life and making decisions together. So I totally understand where she’s coming from. Wish her all the happiness.

  16. J.Mo says:

    I get what she’s saying. Seal was her husband and seemed to take care of her financially and romantically, but the guy she’s with seems to be her companion and with her on a daily basis. I think her life revolved around Seal and it worked but she’s experiencing someone checking in with her now instead.

  17. Courtney M says:

    How much of a partner can someone who is technically young enough to be your son be? This seems like a mid-life crisis that she’s trying to justify.

    • Mikie says:

      So they have a 15/16 year gap? He’s 30. I’m not going to clutch pearls over the gap when nobody say anything if she was a guy with a younger women.

  18. Lea says:

    She and Seal got together when she was pregnant with another man’s baby. Seal was there at the birth of the baby, then raised the baby as his own and even adopted her.
    That’s a huge level of commitment.