Name: Helene Boshoven ‘Leni’ Samuel
Date of Birth: May 4, 2004
Parents: Heidi Klum & Seal Samuel
Siblings: Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2
- Leni was born in New York City
- She weighed 7 lbs & 5 oz at birth
- Although Flavio Briatore is Leni’s biological father, he has never been involved in her life. Heidi’s ex-husband Seal was present for Leni’s birth and Heidi has stated emphatically that “Seal is Leni’s father”
- In December 2009, Seal officially adopted Leni and her last name was changed from Klum to Samuel
“It’s [the adoption] only happened fairly recently. But it doesn’t make her any more or less my daughter. She always has been. All it means is that both Heidi and I wanted her to have the same last name as the rest of us. It was about Leni. I don’t want her to feel different because I know what that’s like, being a kind of stepson. And I don’t want that dynamic for my little girl.” – Seal on legally adopting Leni.
“It’s a huge responsibility to have four kids. They all have different likes and dislikes and activities that they want to do. You have to learn how to juggle all of that, and at the same time, give them each the love that they need.” – Heidi on raising her family of four.