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Heidi Klum's Four Children: Meet Leni, Henry, Johan, and Lou

by Tasha Mayberry


Heidi Klum has been passing down her impeccable fashion sense to her kids since they were little. “We have a rule in the house,” the supermodel and Project Runway host once said. “Rule No. 1 is always to look cool, and rule No. 2 is don’t forget about rule No. 1. We have other rules … but the No. 1 rule is to always look cool.” Her four kids, now teenagers and tweens, are just as stylish as their mom. Klum shares Leni, 20, Henry, 18, Johan, 17, and Lou, 14, with her ex-husband, Seal.

The children also spend time with Klum’s current husband, musician Tom Kaulitz, who considers himself an “extra dad” to the four kids. They even helped Kaulitz plan his surprise proposal in 2019. While her youngest children stay out of the spotlight — aside from Klum occasionally posting about them on social media — her eldest daughter, Leni, is following in her mother’s footsteps and pursuing a career in modeling. During a February 2023 appearance on the Jennifer Hudson Show, Klum talked about the possibility of having more kids. “I mean, it’s a lot. I’ve done it four times,” the model said. “And I breastfed eight months each time and then I was pregnant again. Three times in a row. Again [my children are] 18, 17, 16, and then 13, so I was like…” she said, snapping her fingers multiple times.

Leni Klum, 20

Klum welcomed her first child, Leni Olum Klum, on May 4, 2004, in New York City. Leni’s biological father is Italian businessman Flavio Briatore — although his and Klum’s relationship ended while she was still pregnant. Klum began dating Seal not long after, and the couple married in 2005. Seal officially adopted Leni in 2009 when she was 5 years old. Before she was even born, Leni had a moment in the spotlight. In an Instagram post for Leni’s 17th birthday, Klum revealed that she was four months pregnant with her daughter when she walked in the 2003 Victoria’s Secret runway show. “I am not alone walking down that catwalk here,” Klum captioned a video from the show.

If I look close enough then I can see you bumping right along at 4 months @LeniKlum. I loved you before you were born, and I will love you long after I close my eyes forever.” These days, 20-year-old Leni is a model herself, which is something Klum made her wait until she was 16 to pursue. During an exclusive interview with, Leni shared that Klum wouldn’t let her model for Brandy Melville when she was 12. “I was really sad about it, but in the end, she was right. And I feel like that’s what sparked me to want to model more,” she said. Years later, Leni booked her first modeling gig, posing for the cover of Vogue Germany with her mother.

Henry Samuel, 18

Klum’s second child, Henry Günther Ademola Dashtu Samuel, was born on Sep. 12, 2005, in Los Angeles. Not long after she gave birth, Klum spoke to about the newest addition to her family. “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,'” she said of baby Henry at the time. A few years later, in 2008, Klum revealed that her kids had a giant costume closet and loved to play dress-up. She also shared that then-3-year-old Henry was comfortable experimenting with all the costumes, including his sister’s princess dresses.

There’s nothing wrong with that,” Klum said at the time, admitting that she also thinks the elegant dresses are “more fun than Buzz Lightyear.” The proud mom spoke about Henry’s unique fashion sense again in 2011 in an interview with Good Housekeeping. “He lives in his own world,” she said. “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

Klum and Seal’s second son, Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel, was born in L.A. on Nov. 22, 2006. The couple announced the news in a post written by Seal on Klum’s website. “He is healthy, beautiful and looks just like his mother,” the “Kiss from a Rose” singer wrote of his son. The proud father continued, “To our children, a brother/ To our parents, a grandson/ To my wife and I, a son/ To our family, a blessing.

When he was little, Johan was very artistic and loved to draw and paint. In 2013, his drawings and creativity served as the inspiration behind Klum’s children’s clothing line. “While the other kids are watching a movie, he’ll sit down at his desk for 45 minutes and paint monsters one after another,” she told Parents magazine of the then-6-year-old. “So he inspired me to create a line around monsters. Johan’s very proud he was a part of it. Sometimes he wears his shirt and tells everyone, ‘I painted this shirt!

Lou Samuel, 14

Lou Sulola Samuel, Klum and Seal’s youngest child, was born on Oct. 9, 2009, in L.A. At the time of her birth, Seal wrote in a statement, “It’s difficult to imagine loving another child as much as you love your existing children. 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.

In a 2021 interview with, Klum shared that her younger daughter is the only one of her kids who seems to have inherited her love of Halloween. The America’s Got Talent judge is known for her huge Halloween parties and epic costumes, and she was hoping to pass the tradition on to her kids. However, most of her kids “couldn’t care less” about the holiday.

Who Is Heidi Klum's Husband? All About Tom Kaulitz

Heidi Klum has found love again with Tom Kaulitz. The model and former Project Runway host began dating Kaulitz in 2018 — a few years after finalizing her divorce from Seal, with whom she shares four kids. The pair quickly fell in love and secretly tied the knot in February 2019. “I’m just a much happier person,” Klum told in January 2020. “For the first time, I have a partner who I can discuss everything with. Someone who shares duties that we all have in our life. I used to be on my own with everything. For the first time, I get to experience what it is actually like to have a partner.” Since saying, “I do,” Kaulitz has become part of the family and considers himself an “extra dad” to Klum’s kids.