Happy 8th Birthday Leni Samuel!

Name: Helene Boshoven ‘Leni’ Samuel

Date of Birth: May 4, 2004

Parents: Heidi Klum & Seal Samuel

Siblings: Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2


  • Leni was born in New York City
  • She weighed 7 lbs & 5 oz at birth
  • Although Flavio Briatore is Leni’s biological father, he has never been involved in her life. Heidi’s ex-husband Seal was present for Leni’s birth and Heidi has stated emphatically that “Seal is Leni’s father”
  • In December 2009, Seal officially adopted Leni and her last name was changed from Klum to Samuel


“It’s [the adoption] only happened fairly recently. But it doesn’t make her any more or less my daughter. She always has been. All it means is that both Heidi and I wanted her to have the same last name as the rest of us. It was about Leni. I don’t want her to feel different because I know what that’s like, being a kind of stepson. And I don’t want that dynamic for my little girl.” – Seal on legally adopting Leni.

“It’s a huge responsibility to have four kids. They all have different likes and dislikes and activities that they want to do. You have to learn how to juggle all of that, and at the same time, give them each the love that they need.” – Heidi on raising her family of four.

Filed under: Birthdays,Leni Samuel

Photo credit: AKM-GSI

  • NYCMommy

    Sorry but who is 2 year old FALCO? Isnt youngest daughter’s name Lou?

    • AvaElizabeth

      Falco is the son of Flavio Briatore, Lenis biological father, and Elisabetta Gregoracci.
      So Falco is Lenis biological half brother.

      I don’t see him in the list, did they delete him?
      I think, his name should stand there.

  • Anonymous

    leni is so gorgeous in this picture woaahh. this is the most beautiful pic i’ve seen of her

  • Estela

    that Riefenstahl . I don’t believe that Riefenstahl daelbiretely created propaganda. I think she created art, and didn’t care if it was used for propaganda. I think, in many ways, she was amoral about politics, but passionate about spectacle. Obsessed, even. That’s not the same as being passive, she was very actively involved in the works she did, including the glorification of Hitler. But I don’t believe her actions were political they were her , albeit an incredibly controversial form of art.We had a discussion about this years ago, among several webloggers, and damn it, I can’t find it. It would have been terrific to link it.When Mr. Feldman talks about the subjectivity of art’, the point I wanted to make is that one must, first, begin with art.

  • Rekina

    Oh, those look good! I have the hardest time with the kids’ leunhcs and snacks. They don’t want healthy, plus they get about 15 minutes to eat. Anya eats like a snail, so she pretty much gets one thing that she can finish.

  • Tamali

    Laura,You trully have cateurpd the love and spirit shared by Kyle and Katie. These photos are so beautiful! Can’t wait to see Part II!Faye Fisher

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