In 2020, Klum got trolled for defending “America’s Got Talent” after the show axed Gabrielle Union despite receiving rave audience reviews for her guest-judge stint. Union pushed NBC producers to address an incident during the taping of Jay Leno’s guest appearance. The comedian reportedly joked about a painting of dogs owned by Simon Cowell, saying they looked like something ‘on the menu at a Korean restaurant.’
Klum chimed in on the ongoing controversy, saying she could not speak for others, but her experience on the show was “amazing.” The model was subsequently labeled tone-deaf for not understanding what was wrong with the joke.
She Ghosted Drake!
During a 2018 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Heidi Klum engaged in a game of "Who'd You Rather?" She repeatedly chose Drake over every other top celebrity. Sure enough, the segment caught Drake’s attention and he decided to reach out to her.
When Klum returned to the show a few months later, she shared that Drake had texted and asked her out after that episode. But she never texted him back! The model explained to a shocked audience that she had met the future love of her life, Tom Kaulitz, for the first time that very same day!
Heidi Klum Isn’t Afraid of Simon Cowell
Heidi Klum decided to leave “America’s Got Talent” in February 2019. But not before the model-turned-tv star expressed strong opinions about music mogul Simon Cowell’s look. She told Elle Magazine that since the time she joined the show, she noticed how everyone was terrified of Cowell.
Folks would be beside themselves at the sight of the man. As for Klum, she once walked up to him and said, “So, Simon. When are we going to do a makeover?”
Critics Accuse Her of Bullying
Klum’s disturbing reputation for fat-shaming turned uglier when she abruptly hit the buzzer on a plus-size dancer on AGT. Nineteen-year-old Amanda LaCount had always been told she was “too big to dance.” Despite the trolling, she amassed over 200,000 followers on Instagram.
The dancer had even appeared in music videos for artists like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Klum buzzed halfway into LaCount’s routine, sparking an uproar. The other three judges and the audience disagreed, giving the dancer a standing ovation. Klum received intense criticism for fat-shaming, not unlike her time on “Germany’s Next Top Model.”
The Dark Side of Her Marriage to Seal Revealed
Even after Klum and Seal went their separate ways, media fascination with the former couple did not wane. How nasty was the divorce? Who was to blame? Klum today is in a happier place and recently opened up about the dark side of her marriage to Seal.
She revealed that Seal traveled excessively for his career, leaving her alone, isolated, and the sole parent responsible for raising their kids. Seal’s violent temper often created unbearably tense situations at home. She said she was afraid to leave the kids alone with him.