Heidi Klum confirmed on national television Wednesday that she and bodyguard Martin Kirsten are involved.
Speaking on Katie Couric’s new talk show about how “horrible” her divorce from singer Seal was, Klum looked a little nervous when asked point-blank if she is currently in a relationship.
“It just started,” Klum answered, adding that she doesn’t know where it’s going to go.
Seconds later, she revealed that this new relationship is, in fact, with Martin Kirsten, her bodyguard. Klum then said she would trust Kirsten with the lives of her own children.
“He’s a great man and recently we just got to know each other from a completely different side,” she said.
They’ve been getting to know each other lately during trips through Italy and New York, sources close to the model said earlier this month.
Even if she is involved with her bodyguard now, Klum told Couric that while married she remained faithful and “never looked at another man.”
Earlier this summer, Seal and Kirsten got into a heated stare-down on a Manhattan sidewalk. Seal told reporters a month later that Klum had cheated on him before their divorce was finalized in April, displaying a lack of class and “fornicating with the help.”
“He has a very unique choice of words; I’m used to them,” Klum said of Seal’s accusation. “I don’t love that. It’s obviously not true.”
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel and “Project Runway” hostess also admitted that the divorce has been painful.
“Being in all of the magazine and gossip pages,” she said, “that is definitely very hard and hurtful — and it’s hard to go through a divorce.”
As for marriage, Klum sounded frustrated, but still hopeful, on Wednesday’s show.
“I’m someone who believes in a fairy tale and, when I said ‘I do,’ I meant forever,” she said. “But I don’t know, you never know what happens. Life changes.”