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.
Her Time With Project Runway Comes to an End
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.
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.
Kaulitz and Heidi’s Kids: A Family Affair
Sources close to Kaulitz revealed that he was deeply in love with Klum. Although they had been dating for only a few months, the musician had big plans to pop the question. But there was one thing he had to do first — get her four children’s blessings!
The family traveled to Mexico, where Kaulitz secretly revealed his plans to the kids, who were over the moon for their mother and him.
A Breakfast-in-Bed Proposal
It was important for Kaulitz to include the four kids in his plans. On 2018 Christmas eve morning, he went to them first to ask for their mother’s hand in marriage. They said Yes. Then they put together a breakfast tray with flowers, coffee, and the piece de resistance — a ring box.
All five of them brought the tray upstairs to a very-surprised Heidi, and the rest is history! She put up a sweet photo on Instagram that said, “I SAID YES.” The couple secretly tied the knot in February 2019.