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.
When She Was Tone Deaf
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.
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.”
Her Longest Marriage
During an appearance on “TODAY with Hoda & Jenna,” Klum teased that she and Tim Gunn are the world’s ultimate power couple. Her decades-old friendship with Gunn has outlasted several marriages, controversies, and career changes. Gunn attributed their fantastic working relationship and friendship to being “so different and in many other ways, so much alike.”
It also helps that the duo loves what they do. From winning the Emmys together to season 3 of “Making the Cut”, Klum and Gunn are BFF goals.
She Still Has Nothing but Love for Victoria’s Secret
Hulu’s 2022 documentary “Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons” exposes unsettling truths about the exploitation that went into the makings of the glitzy lingerie brand. Klum refused to participate in the docuseries, saying she had “the most wonderful time” at Victoria’s Secret.
She claimed she did not identify with the experience depicted in the film, nor did she recognize the people in the series. Do you believe her? Is she lying or was she that blind?