Klum and Seal wed in a low-key ceremony on a beach in Costa Careyes, Mexico. Klum, who is now five months pregnant with Seal's child, wears an ivory lace Vera Wang gown, and 1-year-old daughter Leni dons a matching dress. Seal tells PEOPLE, "What first attracted me to her was the kindness in her smile that prompted me to feel that I hadn't seen anyone more beautiful."
Still newlyweds, Klum and Seal welcome their son Henry Günther Ademola Dashtu Samuel, named after Seal (born Sealhenry Samuel) and Klum's father. "What I love most about fatherhood," Seal tells PEOPLE, is "the opportunity to be a part of the development process of a new life."
David Kirsch arrives to guide Klum through twice-a-day workouts, including shadow boxing, lunging and hiking in L.A.'s Franklin Canyon. In November, less than two months after giving birth, the back-in-shape Klum models in the Victoria's Secret lingerie show wearing little more than a bra and thong studded with tiny lights and Swarovski crystals.
Now 33, Klum announces she is expecting her second child with husband Seal, which will be the third in their brood. Meanwhile, she continues to film the third season of Project Runway. On Nov. 26, Klum gives birth to baby boy Johan. In a posting signed by Seal on the supermodel's website, he describes his new son as "beautiful and looks just like his mother."
With the fourth season of Project Runway on the way and Seal's new album due, Klum sings a duet with her hubby at the Victoria's Secret fashion show. The busy supermodel also reveals to Oprah Winfrey her risqué story of falling for Seal: "I met him in a hotel lobby in New York City and he came in just from the gym and I was sitting there and I was, like, wow. And I pretty much saw everything. The whole package."
Like fellow model Tyra Banks, Klum develops a successful business model behind her pretty face – landing on the cover of Forbes' annual Celebrity 100 list. "I was more ambitious, more business savvy," Klum recalls of her days as an up-and-coming model. "When everyone went out drinking, I went home."
Klum earns an Emmy nomination in the first-time ever category of Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program, with American Idol's Ryan Seacrest, Deal or No Deal's Howie Mandel, Survivor's Jeff Probst and Dancing with the Stars' Tom Bergeron. On September 20, Klum (who gets stripped down to a glittery jumpsuit by Bergeron and William Shatner) and her fellow nominees host the 60th Primetime Emmy awards, at which Probst wins the Emmy.
Klum and Seal welcome a baby girl, Lou Sulola Samuel, to their growing brood – which includes siblings Johan, 2 ½, Henry, 4, and Leni, 5. "From the moment she looked into both of our eyes, it was endless love at first sight," Seal writes. "She is beautiful beyond words and we are happy that she chose us to watch her grow over the coming years."
After spending nine years together as a couple, Klum and Seal announce their separation. "While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate," says the pair, who are parents to Leni, 7, Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2. "This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition."
During a family getaway to Sardinia, Klum is spotted getting cozy with her bodyguard of four years, Martin Kirsten, prompting ex-husband Seal to remark, "I would of thought that Heidi would have shown a little more class and at least waited until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help." Though Seal's rep later clarifies the singer didn't mean to imply Klum was unfaithful, the supermodel responds, telling PEOPLE, "Our separation was based on issues between the two of us. Seal has moved on and so have I."
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