In 2013, she joined NBC’s long-running reality show “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) as one of the judges – alongside Simon Cowell, Howard Stern, Mel B, and Howie Mandel. NBC believed contestants would benefit from her discerning eye and vast experience in the global entertainment industry.
With Klum as a jury member, the show also hoped to transcend U.S. borders and appeal to an international audience. Klum appeared on the show from seasons 8 to 13.
In the Arms of Somebody Else
Almost immediately after her split from Seal, Klum had a brief relationship with her bodyguard, Martin Kristen. Klum was still navigating divorce proceedings and custody battles for her four kids. As a result, the two kept a relatively low profile.
This wasn’t exactly a relationship marked by red-carpet appearances or public displays of attention. As for Seal, he seemed upset and hit back "I would have thought that Heidi would have shown a little more class and at least waited until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help, as it were," he said.
She Wins an Emmy
As one of the show’s anchors, Klum’s passion for "Project Runway" and the fashion world was evident. She was insightful and dedicated as a host, and her feedback was invaluable to budding designers. Apart from Klum’s star power, the show’s originality found a dedicated fan following. "Project Runway" was a smashing success.
In 2013, Klum and Gunn won an Emmy in the category "Outstanding Hosts for a Reality or Reality Competition Program." The show would receive more awards and nominations in the years to come.
She Begins Dating Vito Schnabel
After the relationship with Martin ended, Klum began dating art dealer Vito Schnabel in 2014. The smitten couple made several public appearances and celebrated their third anniversary in 2017.
But early that year, a source told PEOPLE that the pair had decided to take time apart. Things had been rough since they lived on opposite coasts. Klum also wanted to spend more time with the kids who had started a new school year.
Donald Trump Had Something to Say About Heidi
Donald Trump famously decided to share his opinions on Heidi Klum, even though nobody asked. In a 2015 interview for the New York Times, Trump declared she was “no longer a 10.” Klum posted an amusing Twitter video in response.
The video had a friend disguised as Trump rip off a “10” label from her t-shirt, revealing a “9.99” underneath. Klum said reacting to her supposed downgrade was the most fun they had had in a long while.