During an interview Wednesday on Katie Couric’s new daytime talk show, the host of “Project Runway” admitted for the first time publicly that following her separation with singer Seal earlier this year, she has now taken up a relationship with a man in Martin Kirsten who also serves as her bodyguard. The two have known each other for about four years, and in that time he has gone from being a professional member of her team to a close friend to now something more.
However, Klum admits that she is still hesitant to put any official labels on Kirsten, who is South African and has been in this business long before working for Klum:
“I don’t know if I can call it [a relationship]. It just started. I don’t know.”
A source also tells People Magazine that when it comes to Klum’s children, Kirsten has known them for quite some time, and Klum trusts him implicitly to protect them in every way possible. Hopefully, these two are going to be able to continue their romance now under the veil of a little more privacy; that is, if they can hide out from the tabloids and the paparazzi at every twist and turn.
What do you think about Klum making this announcement now? You can watch the Katie segment (via TMZ) below. If you want to check out some more of Klum’s more-veiled comments when it comes to Kirsten (and some controversial comments about “fornicating with the help”), be sure to head on over to the link here.