Heidi Klum at the 'America's Got Talent' season 15 kickoff on 4 March 2020 in Pasadena, California.
Heidi Klum at the 'America's Got Talent' season 15 kickoff on 4 March 2020 in Pasadena, California.

Heidi Klum claims ex-husband Seal is preventing her from flying their kids to Germany

Heidi Klum is reportedly seeking a court order to allow her children to join her in Germany

Hayley Spencer
Friday 21 August 2020 10:50

Supermodel Heidi Klum has requested an emergency hearing to get permission for her four children to join her in Germany, according to a declaration obtained by People.

It states that her ex husband Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, better known as Seal, refuses to allow their kids to fly due to the global pandemic.

The couple, who ended their seven-year marriage in 2012, now share custody of their children, Leni, 15, Henry, 14, Johan, 13, and ten-year-old Lou.

But Klum, who is in the country filming Germany’s Next Top Model, claims that the children spend more of their time with her.

According to People, the document states that she is willing to change their previously agreed custody schedule to allow them to join her.

“Henry’s time with our children is sporadic at best,” the presenter is said have written in the document.

It is claimed that the children usually join Klum on work trips, but on this occasion Seal has not agreed to it.

“I am well aware of all of the necessary precautions associated with the COVID-19 virus, and would never put our children at risk — I have taken all the precautions for Germany the same way I do in the United States,” Klum reportedly says in the declaration.

It also states that as Seal has a British passport he would be able “to visit the children while they are in Germany if he wishes to do so”.

It suggests that Klum has sought the court order as she has tried to make an agreement with Seal to no avail.

Eldest daughter Leni, whose biological father is businessman Flavio Briatore, has also reportedly submitted a document saying she wishes to go to Germany with her mother.

When the couple made the decision to divorce in 2012, they released a statement which read: "While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate.

“We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart.”

The Independent has reached out to Klum's representatives for comment.

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