'Project Runway' star Heidi Klum and her bodyguard boyfriend Martin Kirsten have decided to go their separate ways, news confirmed by her rep.
Their relationship became more than a business arrangement 18 months ago. They went public shortly after her divorce from Seal, the father of three of her four children.
She acknowledged, "This is 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."
Heidi's ex-husband cried foul and told several reporters that the security employee and the former Victoria's Secret model began their relationship before the couple split..
A source close to Heidi indicated the split came a few months ago, "Martin was there for her during a challenging time in her life and it was something she will always be grateful for."
Kirsten will no longer be working for Heidi in a professional capacity. The source added, "Life is about timing. He was incredibly supportive and they were there for each other, but they're moving on now. They still have a great friendship."
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