Heidi Klums daughter leni is making her own mark on the modeling world, but what about her dad? Many assume that Klum is a longtime husband seal is Leni’s father, but actually an Italian businessman Flavio Briatore— and Klum isn’t the only supermodel he’s been in a relationship with.
Who is Flavio Briatore?
Briatore started his career as a restaurant manager and insurance agent in Italy. After opening a number of successful Benetton franchises, Briatore was appointed manager of the Benetton Formula 1 racing team. However, he was forced to resign after it was revealed he was involved in race-fixing at the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix. The businessman is now involved in a number of different ventures including fashion, nightclubs, restaurants and hotels. His business life has been turbulent and glamorous by turns, and Briatore’s romantic life is just as much.
His supermodel relationships
In 1998 he became engaged to supermodel Naomi Campbell. The two never tied the knot, but continued to have an on-and-off relationship until 2003. The couple parted on good terms and are still friends.
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In 2003, Briatore began dating Klum. Ten months into their relationship, Klum announced that she is pregnant. Shortly after the baby news broke, the couple split and Klum began dating Seal. Following his split from Klum, Briatore dated another model: Wonderbra model Elisabetta Gregoraci. The couple married in 2008 and welcomed a son in 2010.
Klum: “Seal is Leni’s father”
Klum gave birth to Leni in May 2004 and according to her, Briatore is not involved in his daughter’s life. In an interview with USA Today, Klum made it very clear that her ex was not a part of Leni’s life, saying, “Seal is Leni’s father.” In 2009, Briatore even allowed Seal to legally adopt Leni, making it official.
Seal and Klum split in 2014, but his relationship with Leni is still strong. The father and daughter recently attended the premiere of The harder they fall together, and Seal called it “one of the proudest moments of my life.”
Explaining the relationship, he said: “It’s everything and it’s always been like this since I met her mother. She was two weeks pregnant with this beautiful woman [Leni]. We’ve always had that bond.” Although Briatore is Leni’s biological father, Seal is definitely the one she calls “Dad.”
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