In 2014, Heidi Klum began dating a younger man named Vito Schnabel, who is 13 years younger, but this isn’t the first time that Schnabel has been romantically linked to an older star in Hollywood. According to The Inquisitr, Schnabel previously dated Demi Moore, who is in her 50’s, and he was also rumored to have dated Elle McPherson, as well as Sports Illustrated model Frankie Rayder. Klum and Schnabel were first spotted locking lips together at an Oscars party, as reported by People.
Schnabel works as a successful and independent curator, as well as an art dealer in New York City. He is also the son of filmmaker Julian Schnabel.
In recent months, there were rumors that Klum and Schnabel split and that there had been a cheating scandal, but Gossip Cop reported the couple never split and that any cheating allegations were false.
The New York Post interviewed a family friend of Schnabel’s named Nemo Librizzi, who dished on why Schnabel has been linked to older women like Klum. Librizzi explained:
I remember older women liking him when he was as young as 13, because he could carry on a conversation. He was precocious and elegant,. Younger women get weeded out because they can’t hold their own in a conversation with him. It’s not that he’s directing his attention exclusively to older women … [He was] groomed to be with older women. His mother [Jacqueline] is smoking hot, he’s the youngest with two older sisters, and even in his awkward phase, he still had this thing that was alluring to older women. He’s always had this confidence.
In addition to working with art, Schnabel is also a restaurateur.
Prior to dating Schnabel, and after separating from ex-husband Seal with whom she has four children, Klum was reportedly dating her bodyguard Martin Kirsten. When the news of their relationship came out, Klum told Us Weekly that:
It’s very hard when you start seeing somebody again. It’s hard then when everyone is watching you. It’s almost like you can’t have a real proper chance in a way … And I do want to date again. I’m turning 40. I don’t even know where it’s going to go … I trust him with my children’s life. He’s a great man . . . and we just got to know each other from a completely different side.
On this season of America’s Got Talent, Klum serves as a judge and she will also be joined by her ex-husband Seal, who is set to appear as a guest judge.