The queen of Halloween and supermodel, Heidi Klum, shared a rare picture on her Instagram with her all four kids happily touring around Germany.
The 47-year-old model is currently shooting season 16 of Germany’s Next Top Model. In the picture, she is standing and posing with her four kids, Leni (16), Henry (15), Johan (14), and Heidi Klum daughter Lou (11) while sightseeing the Boros Collection of contemporary art in Berlin. Klum’s husband, Tom Kaulitz was also along with the family.
They have have masks on their faces as they are bundled up for the chilly weather of Berlin.
Among her four children, Henry, Johan and Lou are from her ex-husband Seal, while Leni’s father is Flavio Briatore, the Italian business man. Heidi Klum model was in a short fling with Flavio and they had a daughter together, but the couple broke up before Leni was born in 2004. Since then, Leni was adopted and raised by her now ex-husband Seal.
Klum and Flavio have mutually decided that he has no involvement in Leni’s life. But in 2018, the daughter reunited with father at the Cala di Volpe hotel in Porto Cervo.
Recently, in August, she signed an agreement with her ex-husband, Seal, to be able to travel with her kids to Germany.
According to court documents, Klum is allowed to spend time with her children through December 19 and again from January 9 till February 23, 2021.
A close source from family reveals that the children prefer to spend time with their mother as compared to their biological father, despite her having joint custody with Seal.
Along with a family photo, she uploaded a slideshow of moments captured from the same day, where Heidi Klum new husband, Kaulitz having a great time with the children in Berlin.
Earlier, her ex-husband filed an emergency motion claiming that he would not allow Klum to take his kids to Europe for her work because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A week after that motion, Klum reached an agreement with Seal that would allow their children to travel with their mother.
According to that custody agreement, Seal is entitled to spend “extended time” with his kids upon their arrival in Los Angeles. He is also permitted to visit the kids anytime during their visit in Germany, which the former couple had to make some adjustments and compromises to make things go smoothly.
It was also stated in the agreement that if United States has to shut its borders due to COVID-19 protocols, Klum must make arrangements immediately in order to return home with the children before the borders close.
Even though court has permitted Klum to take her children along while she travels to Germany for work, Seal has not yet approved of this trip.
It’s inevitable for the model to travel to Germany for the filming of Next Top Model as German cast and crew members are restricted to enter the U.S due to the pandemic.
After being in the marriage for nine years, Klum and Seal decided to part ways in October 2014. After the split, the German model started dating Tom Kaulitz, a German guitarist and song-writer, in February 2018. Less than a year together, Tom Kaulitz proposed to her on the Christmas Evening to which she agreed and they quietly tied the knot back in February in 2019.
Kaulitz met the America has Got Talent’s judge through ‘Germany’s Next Top Model’ in 2018. The pair was introduced by a mutual friend on the show. At 2018’s amfAR Gala in Cannes, the couple made their red carpet debut, with supermodel dazzling in a shimmery silver gown and Kaulitz wearing an all-black suit.
Judging by their recent pictures, it looks like Kaulitz has blended well with the kids as they spend quality time together in Berlin.
In an interview with the private news organization, the 41-year-old model claimed that her former husband is neither letting her meet her kids nor allowing her to take them to Germany.
Just because she wanted her kids to travel to Germany along with her, she had to give up her right of spending Christmas together this year. According to the agreement made after the emergency motion, she is obliged to return the kids to their father for Christmas holidays.
In the petition, she wrote, “There will be a three-week break for the Christmas holidays…” The children were originally slated to spend this year’s Christmas with Klum, given that Seal spent last year’s Christmas with them. She is willing to let Henry spend the Christmas holidays with them again this year too only if he agrees allow the kids to travel with her to Germany.
But it looks like her ex-husband is not happy seeing his kids vacationing in Berlin with their mother.
The custody war is still going on between the former couple, with kids wanting to spend more time with the mother than their biological father.