Heidi Klum has hired a new bodyguard in the wake of rumors that she and her former protector, Martin Kristen, were in a relationship.
When the Project Runway host and retired supermodel made an appearance on Tuesday’s Good Morning America, she reportedly arrived at the studio with her new bodyguard. Last week, Kristen and Klum were snapped by photographers cuddling on a vacation in Sardinia.
Klum’s almost ex-husband Seal previously made accusations to TMZ about Klum “fornicating with the help.” The musician quickly backed down from suggestions that Heidi’s infidelity caused the breakdown of their marriage, but Klum’s decision to hire new protection suggests she’s taking the whispers about her and Kristen seriously.
Martin Kristen formerly worked as a bodyguard for Klum and Seal for four years and has often been photographed jogging with Heidi and playing with the couple’s four children.
As the pics of Klum and Kirsten canoodling in Sardinia were raising eyebrows, a fresh set of photos showing an apparent argument between Seal and Kirsten outside Klum’s home in July 2012 surfaced. The pieces are being slotted together by many celebrity-watchers, who suggest this indicates the bodyguard and the retired model had an affair of some description.
Countering this, a statement released by Klum’s representatives denied that a third party came between the couple and lamented that Seal felt that he “has to resort to this kind of behavior and spread these untruths about the mother of his children.”
Klum sought to put an end to the tit-for-tat earlier this week, telling People magazine that she and her ex-husband had “moved on.”