In 2014, Heidi Klum started dating a younger man named Vito Schnabel. Heidi Klum is 13 years older than boyfriend Schnabel, but this isn’t the first time that Schnabel has been romantically linked to an older Hollywood star. In the past, according to The Inquisitr, Schnabel was said to have been dating Demi Moore, who is in her 50’s, and he was also rumored to have dated Elle McPherson and Sports Illustrated model Frankie Rayder, according to the NY Post. 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.
Recently, there were rumors that Klum and Schnabel split and that there was a cheating scandal, but Gossip Cop reports the couple never split and that cheating allegations were false. Klum and her man were recently spotted vacationing together in Paris. Currently, however, Klum is appearing as a judge on season 12 of America’s Got Talent.
A family friend of Schnabel’s named Nemo Librizzi, according to the New York Post, dished on why Schnabel has been linked to older women like Klum. He 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, and opened the restaurant opened with Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone.
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.
Recently, Klum bared it all in a nude photo for her book “Heidi Klum by Rankin.”