In 2018, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn announced they were leaving Project Runway to create a new design competition together. The new project was the Amazon reality show “Making the Cut.” How was the show different? Whereas “Project Runway” profiled designers just starting in the industry, the new show featured more established fashion designers.
Leaving “Project Runway” was no easy decision. Klum later opened up about it, citing budget concerns and feeling like she no longer had creative freedom.
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.
Her Statement on the Treatment of Women in Hollywood
In 2017, Klum joined other celebrities in condemning the treatment that women receive in Hollywood. She recognized that it was far from just a Hollywood problem. Klum praised the women for having the courage to bring these issues to light.
She admitted she was no stranger to harassment by powerful men throughout her career. Seeing and hearing Klum speak about these issues was definitely a step in the right direction.
She Falls in Love With Tom Kaulitz
In May 2018, social media buzzed with news about Heidi Klum’s romance with a new beau – Tokio Hotel guitarist Tom Kaulitz. The whispering and rumors had been making the rounds since March of that year. When the couple went public with their relationship, it ended months of speculation about whether the two were a hot new item.
The visibly beaming Klum and Kaulitz appeared together on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Fans were obsessed with their cutesy, lovey-dovey couple pics on Instagram.
On Dating Someone So Much Younger
It wasn’t long before the mom of four began receiving hate for dating Kaulitz, who was 17 years her junior. Some trolls were downright nasty. Although Klum remained unaffected, she did speak out on the situation during an interview for InStyle in 2018.
"My boyfriend is many years younger than me, and lots of people are questioning that and asking about it." She said she's happy with where she is in life and doesn't worry about what others think of her.