Last the public knew, supermodel Heidi Klum had gotten engaged to her beau, Tom Kaulitz, the guitarist for German band Tokio Hotel, over the holidays. But she hadn’t made many public comments about wedding planning since then. One of the few exceptions came back in February, when Entertainment Tonight asked Klum if she had picked a date. “Yeah, I think we did,” Klum replied coyly. “But you will find out eventually.” Turns out that date was just weeks later, in late February.
According to TMZ, Klum and Kaulitz obtained a wedding certificate and went through some sort of ceremony. There’s no details yet on what that ceremony entailed. However, the site seems to imply they got married on February 22, which would have been the precise one-year anniversary of when they first met.
Though the pair have a notable age difference (she’s 46, he’s 29), they do share German nationality. Apparently, they were introduced through a mutual friend who worked on Germany’s Next Top Model, which Klum used to host. Kaulitz’s band, which he fronts with his identical twin brother, is one of the biggest in the country, with each of their five albums debuting in the top five of the German music charts.
Both also met after recent divorces. Klum divorced her husband of nine years, the R&B singer Seal, in 2014. Kaulitz divorced his previous wife in 2016.
Though the pair kept their wedding private, they haven’t been shy about their relationship in public. The rocker has been Klum’s plus-one for numerous red carpets, and they even, quite memorably, opted for a couples costume during last year’s edition of Klum’s legendary Halloween party. The model dressed as Princess Fiona, while the rocker transformed into Shrek. A fairy-tale romance indeed.
Kaulitz has also been a frequent presence on Klum’s Instagram.
Perhaps Klum opted to get the wedding out of the way because she has a busy year ahead of her. Making the Cut, her new fashion competition show, debuts on Amazon next year. She’ll be joined by her former Project Runway cohort Tim Gunn, along with judges Naomi Campbell, Carine Roitfeld, Nicole Richie, and designer Joseph Altuzarra.