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Meet Heidi Klum and Seal's four children – including gorgeous model daughter Leni

The AGT judge shares her children with her ex-husband Seal

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Phoebe Tatham
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Updated: June 1, 2024
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Heidi Klum is a household name thanks to her OG supermodel status and her lucrative TV career – but to her four children, she is simply known as 'mom'.

The 51-year-old is a proud parent to daughter Leni, 20, sons Henry, 18, and Johan, 17, and daughter Lou, 14, all of whom she shares with her ex-husband Seal.

Heidi and Seal successfully co-parent their children, who also have a close relationship with their stepdad, Tom Kaulitz, whom Heidi married on a yacht in Capri, Italy, in 2019.

Seal with his four children and girlfriend Laura Strayer © Getty Images
Seal with his four children he shares with Heidi

Although Heidi prefers to keep her children out of the spotlight, her eldest daughter Leni is following in her model footsteps. 

Here's everything you need to know about Heidi's four children... 

Leni Klum, 20

Leni Olumi Klum wears her hair half up, half down with old Hollywood glam make-up to the amFAR Gala. © Getty Images
Leni models like her mom

Heidi welcomed oldest Leni on May 4, 2004, in New York City. Heidi shares Leni with former F1 team owner, Flavio Briatore. The former couple started dating in early 2003 before separating in December of that year.

Heidi began dating Seal whilst she was pregnant with Leni, with the hitmaker later adopting Leni and raising her as his own.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 31: Seal and Leni Klum are seen at the 2022 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2022 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/GC Images)© Getty Images
Leni and Seal are incredibly close

While Heidi and Seal are no longer together, the duo continue to co-parent daughter Leni alongside Henry, Johan and Lou.

Much like her mother, Leni is currently making waves in the fashion industry. Following in her mother's famous footsteps, the teen's big break occurred in 2016 when she graced the front cover of Vogue Germany.

Despite facing criticism for being labeled a 'nepo baby,' Heidi has staunchly defended her daughter's modeling aspirations. Speaking to People magazine, she said: "The only one so far who wants to step in my footsteps is my oldest daughter, Leni. [But] I've never pushed [my kids] to do anything."

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Heidi and daughter Leni's joint campaign for Intimissimi

On the subject of carving out her own career, Leni also told People: "I did get help starting off, and I know that people would dream to start off with what I had. I'm so grateful that I've been able to take what was gifted to me by my mom.

"But I am doing the work and putting in the time. Now I'm working on my own, traveling alone, going to school. My mom and I just have the same love for the same thing."

The starlet's modeling journey hasn't been without its highs and lows, however. Leni has previously spoken about how she battled with her appearance and suffered from bouts of low self-esteem after experiencing acne.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 06: Leni Klum attends the 2023 CFDA Awards at American Museum of Natural History on November 06, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)© Getty Images
Leni has struggled with her self-esteem

"I feel like there is a thought behind having acne that you're not beautiful with it or it makes you look not as good as you could look," she told People.

Aside from furthering her modeling career, Leni is busy studying in New York City. She graduated from Pacifica Christian High School in Santa Monica in June 2021.

Henry Samuel, 18

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Heidi with Henry in 2017

Heidi shares her teenage son Henry Günther Ademola Dashtu Samuel with her ex-husband Seal. Shortly after welcoming her bundle of joy, the model told People magazine: "Everyone who sees him says, 'Oh my god, he looks just like Seal.'

"And I'm like, 'He has nothing of me? C'mon, there must be something of me in there somewhere.' And they're like, 'No, sorry, he looks just like his father.'"

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Unlike Leni, Heidi prefers to hide Henry and his siblings' appearances on social media, often sharing photos of them from behind.

On his 17th birthday, the AGT judge shared a close-up of Henry sporting braces and smiling as she hugged him on his big day, but she soon removed it from Instagram.

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Henry (second right) is nearly taller than his dad

However, when Henry accompanied his dad and siblings to a red carpet event last year, it was evident he inherited his dad's genes and is the spitting image of his famous father, standing tall and with a muscular frame.

Whilst not much is known about the youngster's passions and career goals, Henry has a keen interest in fashion. 

In an interview with Good Housekeeping, doting mom Heidi shared: "He lives in his own world… We went to dinner all dressed properly [and Henry wore dinosaur slippers]. You can barely walk in those things, but for him, it's not weird at all."

Johan Samuel, 17

Heidi Klum with her boys© Instagram
Heidi Klum with her boys

Heidi and Seal welcomed Johan on November 22, 2006. The former couple announced their happy baby news in a sweet post shared on Heidi's website. "He is healthy, beautiful and looks just like his mother," the musician penned. 

He continued: "To our children, a brother/ To our parents, a grandson/ To my wife and I, a son/ To our family, a blessing."

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Heidi with Johan as a child

Back in November, the doting parents paid tribute to their son on his sweet 16th birthday. 

Alongside a joyful picture of the youngster pulling a funny face, Heidi penned: "Sweet 16 Today JOHAN. I LOVE YOU SOOOOO MUCH."

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Johan (R) looks just like his dad

Although Heidi has adored watching her children grow up, the journey hasn't been easy. Opening up about the process, Heidi previously revealed how "hard" it's been.

"First they have a car and they drive, and that's hard," she said. "Then they move across the country, and that's harder. I'm like non-stop scared."

Lou Samuel, 14

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Seal and his youngest daughter Lou

Lou is Heidi and Seal's youngest. She was born on October 9, 2009, in Los Angeles. 

In an emotional statement announcing her birth, Seal said: "It's difficult to imagine loving another child as much as you love your existing children.

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Heidi and Lou

Anyone who has a family will tell you this. Where will one find that extra love? If you love your existing children with all of your heart, how then can one possibly find more heart with which to love another?"

He continued, "On Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at 7:46 p.m., the answer to this question came in the form of our fourth child and second daughter. Lou Sulola Samuel was born, and from the moment she looked into both of our eyes, it was endless love at first sight."

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Heidi with her children and husband Tom

Lou is an avid dancer. In 2020, Heidi delighted fans with an ultra-rare video of Leni and Lou dancing along to ABBA's Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! 

And in 2021, the German supermodel shared a video of Lou performing a lively hip-hop routine alongside famous choreographer Miguel Zárate.

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