It's safe to say that Heidi Klum — the fashion designer, television producer, businesswoman, and German model — is a jack of all trades. But her talent and beauty aren't the only things that constantly put all eyes on her. Her love life has been of interest for many ever since she married (and then divorced) English singer/songwriter, Seal. The two have allegedly remained friends, despite rumors claiming that they've had a rough time (which was what may have led to their divorce in the first place).
Eventually, Heidi moved on to date her gorgeous bodyguard, Martin Kirsten, but then they called it off, too. She's had various other relationships that have fizzled out.
Heidi is known for being a free spirit, so it's not surprising to see her going on different dates here and there. Now it seems that Heidi has a new man in her life, who's none other than 28-year-old German musician, Tom Kaulitz. So here are some fun facts about the guitarist of the music group Tokio Hotel. The talented guy has accomplished a ton in his young life, including scoring Heidi Klum! Here are some facts that'll for sure make you fall head over heels in love with Kaulitz.
15 Tom And Heidi Decided To Make Their Relationship Public At Cannes
As seen in The Daily Mail, Heidi Klum was absolutely glowing as she walked down the carpet at the twenty-fifth amfAR Gala Cannes at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Oh, but it wasn't just because she had some expensive rings on her fingers or because she was wearing a white semi-sheer Zuhair Murad gown. She was looking radiant because she was madly in love and she wanted everyone to know about it. You know who else had a big old smile? The new man in her life! Tom Kaulitz was wearing a tailored black suit, matching shirt, leather loafers, and a smile that equally reflected the happiness he felt in his heart.
If there's one thing that Heidi Klum knows how to do is to seize an opportunity, which she did when she decided to formalize her relationship with Kaulitz.
They even kissed publicly and posed for photographs with the beautiful surroundings of the event as the ideal backdrop. They held hands and she was seen wrapping her arm around his neck so she could sneak in another smooch. I can't blame her!
Klum hit a few snags in the love department since her split with Seal, like when she thought she found love in the arms of art dealer Vito Schnabel, whom she had a relationship with from 2014 to 2017. But now it would appear that both she and Tom's hearts have swiped right.
14 Germany’s Next Top Model Acted As Cupid
According to PopSugar, Tom and Heidi met on Germany's Next Top Model in 2012. The series is based on the same concept as America's Next Top Model, which was introduced by supermodel Tyra Banks in the United States. Heidi is not only the lead judge on the German show, but she's also an executive producer.
Now, there are some subtle differences between the German version and the American version of the show. For one thing, during eliminations, Tyra Banks gives contestants who are safe a photograph. But in the German version, that call-out order doesn't play a role when it comes to the performance of each contestant, at least not until they reach the finals.
However, there is one thing that the show has in common, and that's the fact that they both bring guests to help give the contestants some feedback and teach them a few tricks that may help them win the competition. It turns out that Tom had been one of those guests, but it's unclear if this is when they made a love match. One thing is certain, according to an insider at Us Magazine: “Heidi and Tom met through Germany’s Next Top Model. There was some connection through the show. He’s German [too], so it’s been fun and easy for Heidi. Tom is a breath of fresh air for her. They fell into an easy rhythm really quickly."
13 When He Described The Ideal Woman, It Kind Of Felt Like He Was Talking About Klum
It seems like Heidi has once again said "auf wiedersehen" to her single status. The couple has been spotted together in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on vacation, and they were snapped being really affectionate with one another and enjoying private villas and sun lounges by the sea. Talk about living the life!
At first, the rumor mill only suggested that the two were hanging out, but then they didn't seem to mind showing off some PDA during a romantic meal in Cannes at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Rock in Cap D'Antibes, and in broad daylight too!
The kiss lingered, so it made sense that the two were more than just "buddies." Of course, rumors were finally confirmed when the gorgeous couple made their relationship public, as Heidi kissed Tom on the Red Carpet at Canne's amfAR Gala.
But according to YourTango, when asked to describe what his ideal woman was, it seemed like Tom was really describing the Project Runway host herself: “She should be extremely spontaneous and funny. I should be able to have an exciting time with her and well, she should have a nice outfit, nice clothes. One should simply be on the same wavelength and, of course, I should like her outer appearance."
He was also quoted describing the kind of woman he wants to end up with as this: “If you ask me what I look for in my perfect girl, I got to say is her curves. And of course, she must be spontaneous as well.” Hmm, it's time to call off the search then, Tom! You've found her!
12 The Two Couldn't Help But Show PDA After Going Public With Their Relationship
Tom Kaulitz and Heidi Klum haven't exactly been secretive about how much in love they are. They've been so lovey dove and have no underlying issues to address. Well, except for the fact that Kaulitz is still legally married, (more about that later on!). Asides from a few legal technicalities, these two are adorable and certifiably cute together.
During the amfAR gala in Cannes, Klum and Kaulitz sat together after showing some major PDA on the proverbial red carpet by holding hands and staring at each other's eyes constantly. They continued to show how much they loved each other by kissing while they headed in for dinner. Klum was also photographed sitting lovingly on Kaulitz' lap.
There was also that special moment when the two of them were spending some quality time with each other while on a special date on a super yacht. They had hired a boat so that they could have a romantic getaway, and they took every opportunity to prove to any cameras snapping photos that they were indeed an item. Kaulitz even kissed Klum on her tummy and also hosed her down after they took a dip in the ocean and they smiled when they kissed. Oh yeah, these two have certainly been bitten by the love bug.
11 He Believes You Don’t Just Get One Soulmate In Life
You spend a lot of your youth trying to find the right person to spend the rest of your life with, but when you do find them, or think you have, you can't help but wonder if there is someone else out there for you. According to Randal Munroe from the science book, What If?: “Given that you have 500,000,000 potential soul mates, you’ll only find true love in one lifetime out of ten thousand.”
It's safe to say that the expectation of finding a soulmate has created some seemingly impossible goals that often trick people into thinking that there's one among many who will bring you everlasting joy if you find him or her. But some people believe that it's possible to have more than one soul mate, and that makes total sense if you think about it.
After all, you often go through life making connections that link your heart, mind, and soul to other people — whether they're just friends, or they're someone you wish you could have a more meaningful connection with.
So there's a good chance that you have more than one soul mate, and Tom would definitely back you up on that. According to IMDb, Tom was quoted saying: “I really think we can fall in love several times in a lifetime and that, luckily, several people are made for us.”
10 He Feels Money Isn’t Everything In Life
Most parents tend to warn their kids when they hear them mention that they would like to grow up to become rich and famous. According to reuters.com, Paul Piff — an assistant professor of social psychology at the University of California — said: “The more money you have, the more focused on yourself you become, and less-sensitive to the welfare of people around you.” In other words, money can corrupt you slowly, and before long, you become too self-centered, which many feel is not an ideal trait to have.
Ironically, most people want to achieve fame, and they'll do whatever it takes to get it. But once they do (if they do), they realize that there's a big price to pay, especially the lack of privacy fame entails. It seems like you can't do anything wrong or you'll risk the tabloids finding out, and then they'll twist the facts and make it seem like you have single-handedly ended the world.
Then again, if you happen to have a good head on your shoulders, being rich and famous can have its perks. It would obviously be a lot cooler to be miserable while sitting in a limo as opposed to feeling miserable while working a 9 to 5 job and earning minimum wage. As far as what money means to Tom, he considers it: “A nice accidental, but not everything in life.” We couldn't agree more, Tom!
9 He’s Bill Kaulitz’ Twin Brother (From Tokio Hotel)
Bill Kaulitz is the German lead singer of the band Tokio Hotel. He's also a designer and a model, (which is pretty darn obvious, I mean...look at those cheekbones!) Bill also happens to be the twin brother of Heidi's main squeeze, Tom Kaulitz, who is in the band as well.
The twins have sooo many things in common, but one of them includes something they both don't have...a middle name! It seems that their parents never bothered to give them middle names, but it would have definitely been awkward if one of them had gotten a middle name while the other one didn't.
Needless to say, Tom and Bill absolutely adore each other, but like most brothers, there's always room for a good old-fashioned argument.
In fact, these two tend to duke it out whenever they don't agree on something, particularly when the discussion is related to the direction they're taking the band and the music they're going to play. Tom was quoted on IMDb saying, "Of course, we fight sometimes! But our friendship is stronger than the disputes."
But the thought of ever being apart from his brother is inconceivable because he has a bond that's a force to be reckoned with. He shared: "I couldn't live without Bill. We do everything together, we tell each other everything, we are inseparable." Awwww!
8 His Father Feels That The Brothers Lost Their Orientation In Life
Saying that fame is hard is an understatement. There are many issues that come with being constantly on tour. There's all the anxiety, insomnia, and in most cases, heartbreak, which results from relationships that don't survive due to the fact that you're not around your friends and family. Plus, when they are around, they're under the mercy of adoring fans who follow them everywhere they go, looking for a way to get their autographs. In fact, a study by Help Musicians UK showed that over 60% of musicians have developed psychological issues, and in 70% of those cases, touring was the cause.
Tom Kaulitz's dad, Jörg, hasn't been shy about how he really feels, particularly when it comes to the career path both his boys have chosen. He's pointed out that fame and fortune were what drove a wedge within the family. He felt that the path and the overall lifestyle that comes with being part of a band also took a toll on their health. After all, when you have to travel a lot in order to perform in city after city, a musician's health is bound to hit a few setbacks. But Jörg once said: "They had been shooed from gig to gig, until they were burned-out. I once was backstage. There was no glamour, only two powerless little boys and a few cold burgers. The stress has gotten them mentally ill.”
7 Tom And His Brother Wanted To Pay Their Dad $6,000 Euros To Leave Them Alone
Tom and his brother Bill have had a difficult relationship with their biological father, Jörg. Since the boys were always so busy, the only time that Jörg got to see them was during their concerts, but he wasn't allowed to tell anyone that he was their biological dad: “In the audience there were my ex-wife Simone and her new husband Gordon as official parents, I had to sit somewhere at the margin. Back then, I thought that I wouldn’t fit the picture as a simple trucker. Today I’m sure: It’s not Bill’s and Tom’s fault. I think their mother is behind it. She always kept things firmly in hand."
Then the tabloids got wind of the fact that Tom and Bill wanted to bribe their dad with money in order for him to stay quiet about who he really was.
Ironically, there have been no reports of them ever having had any issues with their old man, and yet they allegedly sent a letter to him from the States in which they offered to pay him 6,000 Euros. They also supposedly asked that he give up his mandatory inheritance, and there was only one thing Jörg could say about the letter: "They speak with me, as with a stranger. I really haven’t earned that.” Family can certainly be a hassle at times.
6 He’s Been Married Before (To Another Model!)
Heidi Klum might be ready to take things to the next level, but the couple may have to hold their horses a bit. According to In Touch, Tom Kaulitz is married to Ria Sommerfeld, a businesswoman. But it's not what you're probably thinking. Kaulitz and Sommerfeld are done. Their divorce was filed back in 2016, but the split hasn't been officially finalized by the courts yet.
But it's unlikely that Sommerfeld would have an issue with her ex dating Heidi Klum. According to Tom himself, he called the breakup "mutual and amicable and all other statements are false." But some claim that he loves to party and that he may have been with other women while he was still married.
An insider told In Touch: "Cheating was also part of his lifestyle, and Ria couldn’t take it anymore." The insider also reportedly said that he made promises to Sommerfeld that he didn't keep. "Tom made it clear he didn't want to give Ria any spousal support, but he did promise to help her finish her degree at UCLA. Now he's claiming he's broke, but it’s just not true." Finally, if the insider had one piece of advice to give to Heidi, it would be this: "Tom's immature. All he cares about is having fun, like a teenager." Wow! I guess we'll have to see how Tom and Heidi's relationship evolve!
5 He Absolutely Loves Himself And Wouldn’t Change Anything About His Body
When you achieve self-acceptance, you don't just focus on how important you are, you embrace everything about you, both the good things and your flaws. You might be stubborn at times, but you accept that because it makes you fierce, strong, and unstoppable. Maybe you have a mole on your face, but you love it because it adds character. When you love yourself, you recognize the fact that you're human and that you have as many weaknesses as you have strengths, but everything about you makes you the unique person that you are. Loving yourself is all about being comfortable in your own skin.
The way to get to that point where you embrace self-acceptance is when you finally stop judging yourself.
Now that doesn't mean there's anything wrong with giving yourself a cosmetic touch up here and there if you want to. After all, it is your body and you can do with it whatever you please. But some people are totally cool with the way they are and prefer to just show the world who they are, without a hint of makeup or cosmetic alterations. According to IMDb, if you asked Tom, he'd tell you that he wouldn't change a thing about himself: “I wouldn't change anything on my body. I think every person has to be the way they are and one shouldn't change anything about oneself,” he said.
4 He’s From Germany, But He Lives In LA
Tom Kaulitz was born on September 1, 1989, in Leipzig, Germany, and his twin brother Bill was born 10 minutes after. Since then, he and his brother have managed to remain close whether they were living in Hamburg or even when they decided that it was time to move to Los Angeles in October 2010, after a series of incidents began to plague the boys.
They now reside in Los Angeles and continue to make amazing music together. If the twins ever miss home, all they have to do is head over to their grandmother's house. She knows how to make rhubarb cake, which the boys absolutely love. Usually, their grandmother will bake it for them and place it in the freezer, but she always needs a little heads up that the boys are coming in order to prepare it. One time, she didn't know they were planning on visiting, and she wasn't able to bake a cake for them.
Grandma isn't just good at baking. She's also a pretty darn good pet sitter. Whenever the boys have to travel somewhere and can't take their dogs with them, they'll leave their pets with their loving grandma. So, while they may be a long way from home, they still have strong connections to their family.
3 He Used To Have Dreadlocks
When you look at Tom and Bill together, you can see that Bill is the wild child with a nose ring and occasional eyeshadow. He's even gone from blonde hair to dark hair and back again. In October 2010, Bill told Vogue: "We have very different and well-defined personalities, and this is clear from our looks, too." It's true that Bill has more of an androgynous look to him, which is mixed in with a bit of glam and goth.
But they were both edgy kids, and Tom admitted to having dreadlocks once upon a time for a very good reason.
According to IMDb, Tom was quoted saying, “I thought it was cool. When I was younger I had shorter hair and at some point, I got fed up with always styling them. I wanted to have low-maintenance hair that just sits right when I wake up. That's when I let my hair grow and got it dreaded."
Dreadlocks require a different maintenance regime than regular hair, of course. For starters, you don't need to brush them or trim them on a regular basis, but they do need to be kept clean. Twisting a dread can be tedious because the hair can untwist before it has a chance to lock, and that sounds like something a famous musician wouldn't have time for. Fortunately, Tom doesn't have to worry about that anymore.
2 He Feels It’s Hard To Find Friends Who Aren’t With Him For Shady Reasons
Meeting people is easy. You could have hundreds of "so-called friends" on your Facebook page right now, but that doesn't mean they're your true friends. It can actually be a bit heartbreaking for those of you who only have a small circle of friends, but at least you know that you can trust the few people you do know.
According to Renee Graziano of Huffington Post, this is what you need to do when trying to make new friends: go slow and steady; try to find things in common; don’t spill everything; definitely don’t make promises you can’t keep; be there for that person and give what you get; always stay loyal to who you are; and if that person doesn’t do the right thing by you, well then that person doesn’t deserve you as a friend!
Tom would definitely agree with Graziano's point of view since he had this to say about friendship: “Friendship is nice, you need friends and it is hard to find friends. There are many false friends and they should be reliable. - on friendship.” It's safe to say that fame and fortune can be a hassle at times. Luckily, he can always count on his brother Bill, and now, the lovely Heidi Klum as well.
1 He Likes Being A Twin And Considers His Brother To Be His Soulmate
Tom considers his brother Bill to be his other half and neither one of them would be complete without the other. But just because they're twins doesn't necessarily mean that they always act exactly alike all the time. According to IMDb, Tom said: "We are very different yet alike. We don't look like twins. But we are soul mates. When I look at Bill I know instantly what he thinks. I can feel it when he has a problem, even if he is not with me. I cannot imagine that I could ever trust a girl like I trust Bill."
He was also quoted saying a few words about what his brother Bill means to him, and let me tell you, it must have sounded like music to his brother Bill's ear: “The best birthday present I ever got was 10 minutes after I was born."
While there's no official word on what Tom's brother Bill thinks of Heidi Klum, there are rumors that Tom and Bill will join Heidi for 'Germany's Next Top Model's current season.
It hasn't been revealed whether Bill's involvement will be as a guest juror or in some other capacity. Then again, Bill's appearance on the reality series wouldn't have been anything new. In fact, Bill has appeared in 2012 as a model coach and he mentored some of Klum's potential candidates for Stage Diving. So, it seems like Heidi was always destined to have a Kaulitz in her life. It just turned out that the man she would end up dating would be Bill's brother, Tom.
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