Heidi Klum: “I Want To Take Care Of My Kids & Protect Them”

Project Runway host Heidi Klum, 38, shocked that nation when she announced her separation from her husband of seven years Seal, 49, and has remained virtually mum on the matter ever since. For the first time, the gorgeous model opens up in the April issue of Elle magazine and discusses who always makes her feel beautiful, her four very good reasons to keep details about the separation under wraps, and her feelings about couple’s shocking split.

On when she feels most beautiful: “To be honest, it’s with my children. In my job, people tell you that all the time: ‘This shoot was great. You look amazing.’ But you never know what they say when you turn away. You can’t think about that—you’d go mental. But the kids don’t edit anything. When they kiss you and tell you they love you and say, ‘Mama, you’re the best’ — that’s really the only thing you care about.”

On her reluctance to talk to the press about the couple’s split: “People don’t need to know who did what. I don’t want to talk positively or negatively about the ups and downs that we had. Every couple goes through things. Unfortunately, we’re in the public, so the highs are out there. But I don’t think it’s necessary— especially for our children—to have the lows being printed in magazines and talked about. I’m a lioness. I have four cubs. I’m a mom. I want to take care of my kids and protect them says. I don’t want to talk about them, or him, or me.”

On her breakup with Seal: “I feel like I’m in the eye of the tornado. It’s emotions inside of your body that are a tornado. And then the outside world doing all this craziness—with you wanting it or not wanting it—is another tornado. But as hard as it is, so is life. And sometimes I think a curveball just comes at you. Instead of something straight that you catch, it hits you in the head from the side that you didn’t expect.”

Continue reading Heidi’s interview with Elle magazine now.

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