Sunday 16 December 2018

'I've chosen to be with the man I love despite the complications' - Karlie Kloss reveals her politics once and for all

Karlie Kloss and Josh Kushner at 2018 US Open on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/GC Images)
Karlie Kloss and Josh Kushner at 2018 US Open on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/GC Images)
Karlie Kloss is engaged to her boyfriend Joshua Kushner (Ian West/PA)
Joshua Kushner and Karlie Kloss attend the Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on March 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
(L-R) Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Joshua Kushner attend The New York Observer 25th Anniversary at Four Seasons Restaurant on March 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Karlie Kloss with her boyfriend Joshua Kushner in New York City
Karlie Kloss with her boyfriend Joshua Kushner in New York City
U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka with husband Jared Kushner and their children. Photo: Reuters/Mike Theiler
In this file photo taken on June 1, 2018 Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump walk to Marine One prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC
Presidential Advisors Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump walk the Colonnade at The White House while attending a state visit by French President Emmanuel Macron on April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
Senior White House Advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump arrive for the State Dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macon at the White House in Washington, U.S. April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

After six years, an engagement and endless speculation, Karlie Kloss has finally spoken about in detail about her relationship with Joshua Kushner.

The former Victoria's Secret model (26) is famous for keeping her cards close to her chest with her long-term romance, but with rumours abound about her political alliances, she set the record straight with Vogue in an uncharacteristically candid interview. Kushner's brother Jared is one of US President Donald Trump's senior advisers and his wife, Ivanka, was one of the first people to congratulate Karlie and Jared on their engagement on social media, affectionately referring to her as a "sister".

And while most people's complicated relationships with their in-laws occur behind closed doors, Kloss' decision to remain so tactile with her brother-in-law and sister-in-law to be retaining such powerful positions in the White House has been somewhat unusual. Even more jarring was the fact that she and Joshua were among the thousands protesting at March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. earlier this year.

"At the end of the day, I’ve had to make decisions based on my own moral compass - forget what the public says, forget social media. I’ve chosen to be with the man I love despite the complications," she told Vogue. "It’s frustrating, to be honest, that the spotlight is always shifted away from my career toward my relationship. I don’t think the same happens in conversations with men."

Karlie Kloss with her boyfriend Joshua Kushner in New York City
Karlie Kloss with her boyfriend Joshua Kushner in New York City

"Josh and I share a lot of the same liberal values that guide our lives and the things we stand for. We’ve really grown together personally and professionally. Josh knows that I’m just a nerdy, curious human being. I think that’s why he loves me. We have each other’s back."

Although she wouldn't be drawn on details about the proposal, she did reveal it was "romantic and sweet" in upstate New York.

In an interview with Porter magazine in April, Kloss said she wasn't intentionally secretive about her private life, but heeded legendary designer Carolina Herrera's advice.

"It’s not like I’ve ever wanted to be so secretive about my private life, Carolina Herrera always says, ‘A woman who’s an open book is boring'. There’s no mystery anymore," she explained. "I know in my life what really matters to me. I’m not trying to hide that from the world; I just really like having a more private private life. I’ve got nothing to hide, though."

(L-R) Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Joshua Kushner attend The New York Observer 25th Anniversary at Four Seasons Restaurant on March 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
(L-R) Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Joshua Kushner attend The New York Observer 25th Anniversary at Four Seasons Restaurant on March 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

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