When she finishes her stint as judge on the current season of America’s Got Talent, she will travel to Europe to film a new season of German Next Top Model.
But the planned trip puts Heidi Klum at odds with her ex-husband Seal over whether their four children will travel with her and it has now turned into a legal fight.
Klum is seeking an emergency hearing before a judge and is seeking an order requiring Seal to allow him to take the children to Germany in October, according to court documents obtained by TheBlast.com.
Legal battle: Heidi Klum, pictured left in March, is asking for an emergency hearing and a court order requiring ex-husband Seal, in 2018, to allow their children to travel with her to Germany. British musician concerned about safety of travel and life abroad during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
In the documents, it appears the British musician is concerned about the safety of travel and life abroad during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
He prefers the children to stay in Los Angeles, where he also resides, and be looked after by Klum’s “staff”, the model says in his legal file.
The former couple, who married in 2005 and finalized their divorce in 2014, share joint legal and physical custody of daughters Leni, 16, and Lou, 10, and sons Henry, 14, and Johan, 13 years old.
Asking for an emergency hearing for a court order, Klum, 47, says she was contracted in Germany for three and a half months and the children don’t want to be separated from her for so long.
Ex: The former couple, who married in 2005 and finalized their divorce in 2014, share joint legal and physical custody of daughters Leni, 16, and Lou, 10, and sons Henry, 14 , and Johan, 13 years old.
Family: Klum, 47, says she was contracted in Germany for three and a half months and the children don’t want to be separated from her for so long. Photographed in Los Angeles in 2019
Famous dad: As The Blast reported, model claims Seal, 57 (pictured in Los Angeles in January) only sees children “sporadically” and most of the time they live with her
As The Blast reported on Thursday, she claims Seal, 57, only sees children “sporadically” and most of the time they live with her.
“In 2020 so far he has spent about six weeks in total with Leni, six weeks in total with Henry, ten days in total with Johan and ten days in total with Lou,” she says in the documents.
Hitmaker Kiss From A Rose – real name Henry Samuel – previously allowed the children to travel with their famous mother, but after initially agreeing to the fall trip to Germany in April, Klum says he changed his mind. notice and will no longer sign off on it.
“My work on television supports our family. Neither Henry (Seal) nor I pay each other child support, and since our children are with me the vast majority of the time, I cover more of their regular expenses, ”she explained.
“I am well aware of all the necessary precautions associated with the Covid-19 virus and I would never put our children in danger,” she continued. “I took all the precautions for Germany as I do for the United States.
Klum adds: “Given the current state of the global economy due to the Covid-19 virus, I am grateful that I still have a job and have the ability to support my family. “
Klum said in his file: “Neither Henry (Seal) nor I pay each other child support, and because our children are with me the vast majority of the time, I take more of their regular expenses”
For Europe: Klum is due to travel to Germany in October to film Next Top Model season 16. She was pictured in the reality contest last year
New husband: The blonde beauty has been married to German guitarist Tom Kaulitz, 30, since February 2019. They are pictured in January in Los Angeles
She also claims that the four children want to go to Germany with her and have said the same to their father.
“They don’t want to stay in Los Angeles with their father without me,” she said in her legal documents, adding, “I can’t imagine them being without me for months. “
In the dossier, according to TheBlast.com, Klum included a statement and letter from Elder Leni who she says is set to do her first modeling gig for Vogue Germany during the fall trip.
In the statement, the teenager said: “I love my father very much and I don’t want to hurt him by ‘taking sides’, and that should not be considered a chosen side, but I would say for me and on on behalf of my 3 siblings we think we should stay with our mother and travel to Germany.
Petition: In her court record, Klum included a statement from her daughter Leni, 16, in which she states that she and her siblings want to go to Germany with their famous mom. Klum says Leni is planning a photoshoot for German Vogue during their stay
Advocacy to judge: “They don’t want to stay in Los Angeles with their father without me,” Klum said in his hearing request, adding: “I can’t imagine them being without me for months.”