Is Leni Klum adopted? Model walks red carpet with father, singer Seal

Molly Young October 15, 2021
Is Leni Klum adopted? Model walks red carpet with father, singer Seal
Photo by CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images

After Leni Klum made a fashionable red carpet appearance alongside her father, British singer-songwriter Seal, observers wondered whether the teen-model is adopted.

Meet the daughter of supermodel Heidi Klum and get to know her biological father.

Is Leni Klum adopted?

The daughter of German-American model Heidi Klum, 17-year-old Leni Klum walked the red carpet alongside her adoptive father on 13 October 2021.

British singer-songwriter Seal, otherwise known as Henry Samuel, officially adopted Klum in 2009 while married to her supermodel mother.

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The father-daughter duo rarely make red carpet appearances but decided to attend a screening of Netflix film The Harder They Fall together.

As the teenage model flaunted a black mini dress with plunge neckline and crystal fringe detailing at the hem, her father stepped out in a sharp black suit combo of mid-length blazer and slacks.

@leniklum shared an image of them posing for photos at the event on her Intagram story.

Photo by CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images

You can find out more about the model’s adoptive father on Instagram as @seal.

Meet the model’s biological father

Leni Klum is the biological daughter of Italian businessman Flavio Briatore.

After starting out as a restaurant manager and insurance salesman in Italy, the entrepreneur made his mark in Formula One where he helped the Benetton and Renault teams achieve seven world championships between them.

As well as daughter Leni Klum, Briatore has an 11-year-old son Nathan Falco Briatore, whom he co-parents with Italian fashion model and TV personality Elisabetta Gregoraci.

@briatoreflavio often shares images of his family online.

Seal and Heidi Klum’s children

Heidi Klum, 48, is the proud mother of four children in total.

Klum is also mother to Lou Sulola Samuel (11), Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel (15) and Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel (14) with former husband Seal.

To maintain security for her children, @heidiklum often conceals their faces on social media platforms.

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Molly Young is a Journalism with Public Relations student at Leeds Beckett University. Boasting a creative background through her studies and on her personal social media channels, Molly loves creating content and providing entertainment analysis through her writing.