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Supermodel and Supermum: Heidi Klum reveals what it's like to raise four kids as single parent

Published 14/10/2015 | 18:32

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Supermodel Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum says she is both mother and father to her four children, following her split from Seal.

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The 42-year-old spoke to Red Book Magazine about how she balances work as a tv presenter and model with raising her four young children.

Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum

"Women are capable of juggling a lot of balls–we do things that guys just cannot do. Men typically can juggle only one ball, and even then they're like, 'I'm confused. Should I put it in my right or left hand?' A lot of them have a very hard time just trying to figure out what to do with that one ball. And often they want us to hold that one too," she said.

Following her split from singer Seal in 2012, Heidi has had custody of their four beautiful children Leni, Henry, Johan and

Model and TV personality Heidi Klum arrives at the 2015 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood
Model and TV personality Heidi Klum arrives at the 2015 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in West Hollywood

Leni is the daughter of Flavio Briatore, managing director of Renault's Formula One team, whom dumped the supermodel while she was pregnant with their child.

Heidi has routinely stated that "Seal is Leni's father," as he was there right from the moment of her birth. (Seal officially adopted the little girl in 2009).

Heidi Klum has four children, three with ex-husband Seal: Leni, Henry, Lou and Johan Samuel.
Heidi Klum has four children, three with ex-husband Seal: Leni, Henry, Lou and Johan Samuel.

Heidi and British singer Seal married in 2005 and seemed like a rock solid couple, famed for their annual Halloween fancy dress extravaganzas.

However, the former Victoria's Secret Angel filed for divorce in 2012.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: TV personality Heidi Klum attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: TV personality Heidi Klum attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Heidi Klum and her husband Seal caused gasps in February with the news that they wereseparating after seven years of marriage, a parting the pair termed amicable in a statement. Seal refused to remove his wedding band for months after, and spoke in interviews of his desire to get back together.

"Obviously things have changed, but they haven't changed drastically. [Seal] was never your typical dad who left for work in the morning with his briefcase and would be home by dinnertime every night. He traveled a lot. The kids knew it was part of his job. I'm a mom and a dad at the same time," she revealed.

Millionaire supermodel Heidi also discussed body image - following a recent quote from politician and businessman Donald Trump who criticised that the German native was "sadly no longer a 10".

Singer Seal and model Heidi Klum
Singer Seal and model Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum and Seal are pictured at her Halloween party at Lavo in New York City

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"Would it be nice if my skin and body still looked the way it did when I was 25? Sure," she laughed.

"But the fact is, your body changes when you have children; you get wrinkles as you get older. I like that I have laugh lines from smiling too much."

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