Heidi Klum admits to dating her bodyguard
Thursday 13 September 2012
Heidi Klum has confirmed she is dating her bodyguard Martin Kristen, but refused to label it as a ‘relationship.’
Rumours surfaced that Heidi, 39, was romantically involved with Martin, 45, after the pair were spotted looking very close during a holiday in Sardinia.
The model split from husband of seven years Seal in April.
And in an interview with chat show host Katie Couric, Heidi confirmed that they were dating, saying that it ‘had only just started.’
The German-born model continued: ‘I don’t even know if I can call it that [a relationship]. I don’t know.’
'I trust him with my children’s life. He’s a great man, you know, and we just got to know each other from a completely different side.'
She added: 'He’s cared for our entire family, mostly for our four children, helped us tremendously.’
After the pictures of the pair emerged at the end of August, ex-husband Seal sensationally claimed that Heidi’s relationship with Martin was actually the reason for the collapse of their marriage.
In an interview with an American website Seal revealed, “I would have preferred Heidi show a little bit more class, and at least wait until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help, as it were.”
Responding to the accusations, Heidi's spokesman said at the time: “It’s sad Seal has to resort to this and spread untruths about the mother of his children.”
But Heidi decided to address the matter too. She said: ‘Obviously, it's not true. I’ve never looked at another man while I was with him.
'And it's hard when you think that he thinks that, you don't know...he was hurt...' she added.
'It’s very hard when you start seeing somebody again, you know. All of a sudden. It's hard then when everyone is watching you. It's almost like you can't have a real proper chance in a way.
'And I do want to date again. I'm turning 40. I don't even know where it's going to go.'