Heidi Klum: Openness is best
Heidi Klum thinks women should remember they aren't perfect when they are expecting to find their dream man.
The German supermodel is currently dating her bodyguard Martin Kristen, following the breakdown of her marriage to Seal.
Although returning to the dating scene was nerve-wracking, Heidi is glad she isn't jaded when it comes to romance.
"Sometimes you just have to open up to someone even if you don't know where this journey will lead you. A lot of people are scared of that. And you can never expect a man to be perfect - after all men don't get the perfect woman either," she told the German edition of Grazia magazine.
Heidi and Seal raise four children together and it's important to her that they know about their heritage. She has taught them to speak German, although her parents aren't that happy about their knowledge of their language.
"My dad is always annoyed because they don't speak it as well as they should, but in school they only get to speak English. And when they get home they don't want to sit through German lessons. They learn it casually when my parents visit," she explained.
Although her work is important to Heidi, it's her home life which makes her really happy. She loves being around her kids and feels settled when she knows they are having fun nearby.
"When my home descends into chaos," she replied, when asked when she is happiest. "I sleep best when the children are playing, painting and watching TV. When everyone is at home, when I can hear everybody. I love it when everything is nice and loud."
Her career means the 40-year-old star has a deep love of fashion. She enjoys experimenting with clothes, but that doesn't mean she's always splashing the cash on designer pieces. Having a mother who is obsessed with crafts really helps.
"Sometimes my mom just knits stuff for fun, sometimes because I ask her to after seeing something I like. I just take a photo of it and she will knit it for me. That's quite handy especially now that chunky knit jumpers are in fashion. My mom finishes one of those in three days," she laughed.
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