Heidi Klum. biography
Heidi Klum was born on June 1, 1973, in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany and won her first national modeling contest at age 18 for which acquired $300,000 and a three-year modeling contract with International Metropolitan Agency. She then moved to New York City to further pursue her modeling career.
Heidi later began working for Victoria’s Secret, a role that ultimately put her on the map and led to an appearance on the cover of the 1998 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
Despite having an untraditional curvy silhouette, not usually seen on the runway, she continued making a name for herself by landing in popular publications like Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Vogue.
In 2004, Heidi produced and became the host of the TV series Project Runway (2004-2013), which further increased her celebrity status. The show has since earned many accolades including consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Reality Competition Program from 2005 to 2012.
Heidi is also the host for Germany’s Next Topmodel (2006-2013) and America’s Got Talent (2013).
Aside from modeling, Heidi has appeared in several films, including Zoolander (2001), Ella Enchanted (2004), Perfect Stranger (2007) and Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (2011).
Heidi Klum Ex-Husband, Boyfriend & Dating Timeline History
September 1997 - November 2002
Heidi and stylist Ric Pipino tied the knot in 1997 before divorcing in 2002.
November 2002 - December 2002
Rumors that Heidi was dating Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis began circulating after the two were seen getting nice and cozy while in Sydney, but it never became serious.
2002 - 2002
Heidi began dating Formula One team manager Flavio Briatore in 2003, but broke up when he was photographed kissing jewelry heiress Fiona Swarovski in 2004. That same year, she announced her pregnancy and went on to welcome their daughter Helen Boshoven 'Leni' Klum in May 2004.
February 2004 - April 2012
Around the time she broke up with Flavio, Heidi began dating singer Seal whom was also present at the birth of Leni (b. 2004). In December of that year, Seal flew Heidi to a glacier in British Columbia where he sang and successfully proposed to her.
On May 10, 2005, the two tied the knot. The couple went on to welcome their three children, sons Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel (born 2005) and Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel (born 2006) and daughter Lou Sulola Samuel (born 2009). After Seal legally adopted Leni and Heidi officially adopted his surname, the two parted ways for good on April 6, 2012.
2012 - Present
Despite starting out as a rumor, Heidi later confirmed she was dating her bodyguard Martin Kristen in September 2012.