11/09/2012 09:22 am ET Updated Nov 09, 2012

Heidi Klum & Martin Kirsten: Model Confirms She's 'In Love'

Heidi Klum is in love!

The 39-year-old, who announced her split from husband of seven years, Seal, in January, recently told German magazine Bunte (via People) that she has found love once again.

"Yes, I'm in love," Klum said of her bodyguard-turned-boyfriend, Martin Kirsten.

And, it turns out, Klum's four children are quite taken with Kirsten too.

"They like him very much," she told the magazine. "This is also one reason why I'm so fond of him. He's been helping me for four years now. And he takes wonderful care of the kids. He plays with them, he protects them. I trust him."

So how does Seal feel about his soon-to-be ex-wife's very public relationship with the man that he once employed? When news broke of Klum's romantic involvement with her bodyguard, Seal told TMZ he wished his wife had more class than to "fornicate with the help."

Seal's comments, no surprise here, were only the beginning of what is turning out to be a nasty divorce for the ex-couple.

"I’m someone who believes in a fairy tale and when I said I do, I meant forever," Klum told Katie Couric in September. "But I don’t know... You never know what happens. Life changes. It’s that road with all those bumps and holes and you’re trying to struggle through them. And I don’t know…we just couldn’t make it work, you know?"

Perhaps Klum and her bodyguard will get their fairytale ending after all.



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