On Jan. 7, Heidi Klum keeps tabs on Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2, at a Hollywood Hills park, while hubby Seal escorts daughter Leni, 7, to a ballet class in Brentwood, Calif. But two weeks later, the couple of seven years announce their separation, saying in a statement, "We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much…and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority."
Have snow, will travel. On Dec. 26, the Klum-Samuels indulged in a little skiing and sledding during their annual family getaway to Aspen, Colo.
They're making spectacles of themselves! Klum escorts Leni, 7, and Henry, 6, to Katy Perry's Nov. 23 California Dreams concert in L.A.
A pumpkin-toting Lou, 2, savors every last bit of her Halloween treats during a Nov. 3 outing with mom in Brentwood, Calif.
Over here, Mom! Klum and daughter Leni, 7, fall into the spirit of Halloween during an Oct. 15 visit to Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch.
Ready, set, jump! Klum springs into a little summer fun with son Henry, 5 ½, during a vacation in
Porto Cervo, Sardinia, on Aug. 16.
The model mom takes a break from her summer fitness routine to
explore New York's SoHo neighborhood on July 15 with daughter Leni, 7, and
son Henry, 5.
Work it! Heidi Klum's 7-year-old daughter Leni struts her stuff on a New York City sidewalk alongside her supermodel mom on June 20.
Seal and eldest son Henry, 5½, show their team spirit while cheering on the L.A. Lakers at the Staples Center on April 17.
JOINED AT THE HIP
After getting slimed at the Kids' Choice Awards a few days before, Klum cleans up for a chic day out in Beverly Hills with her adorable 1-year-old daughter Lou on April 9.
They've got team spirit, yes they do! Klum and her little Laker fan Leni, 6½, cheer on their hometown team as they take on the New Orleans Hornets at the Staples Center on Jan. 7.
WALK THIS WAY
Hot mama Klum keeps a gentle hand on her 1-year-old daughter Lou during a family visit to a Beverly Hills playground on Dec. 26, 2010.
Klum and her shop-ready crew – Leni, 6, Henry, 5, Johan, 4, and Lou, 13 months – make their way to Star Toys in Brentwood, Calif., on Nov. 13 for some kid-friendly retail therapy.
Someone looks a little mischievous! Lou – who celebrated her first birthday on Oct. 9 – gives mom Klum a coy smile while picking pumpkins with the family on Oct. 16 in West Hollywood.
Klum helps son Henry, 4, defy gravity while big sis Leni, 6, looks on during a family outing at Coldwater Canyon Park in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sept. 19.
Buongiorno! The Klum-Samuels enjoy a stroll in Portovenere, Italy, on Aug. 5, as they enjoy their family vacation abroad.
On your mark, get set, go! While in town to promote the upcoming season of Project Runway, Heidi Klum and daughter Leni, 6, stay ahead of the pack during a weekend walk in New York's West Village on July 11.
Klum and daughter Lou, 9 months – in some supercute headwear – hold hands during a stroll through New York City on July 5.
Eight-month-old Lou rests comfortably in dad Seal's arms during a family outing on June 21 in New York City. A month earlier, the singer and wife Klum celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary by renewing their vows in Mexico with all four kids in tow.
WALK THE LINE
Three's company for the supermodel supermom, who keeps kids Leni, 5, and Henry, 4, close after a dance class in L.A. on April 24.
Johan, 3, plants a big one on mom Klum during a trip to a Los Angeles park on Feb. 10.
In a cute pink coverall, baby of the family, 3-month-old Lou, snuggles up to dad Seal while he runs errands in Los Angeles on Jan. 12.
Hold on! Klum keeps a firm grip on daughter Leni, 5½ as they hit the ice during a family trip to Aspen last December.
Lou Sulola Samuel, 7 weeks, makes her big debut on Nov. 27, 2009. Both mom and dad (Klum and Seal) shared photos of their new bundle of joy on their websites.
Just a couple weeks shy of her October due date, the Project Runway host brings her brood – Leni, 5, Henry, 4, Johan, 2½ – to their weekly martial arts class in Los Angeles.
With a little help from his supermodel mom, Johan, 2½, makes a call after a playdate at a West Village park in New York City on July 16, 2009.
Leni, 5, and a very pregnant Klum get in a little mommy-and-me time on their way to the Central Park Zoo in New York City on June 17, 2009.
Well, not really! But the spunky 5-year-old has a ball with Seal while out in New York City on April 16. That night, the musician confirmed wife Klum's fourth pregnancy to a sold-out crowd at Radio City Music Hall!
The day before announcing their pregnancy, Klum and Seal take 2-year-old Johan on a trip to New York City's toy emporium, FAO Schwarz. All three of the supermodel's children have different interests, though Klum tries to keep some of their activities coordinated. "One likes soccer, the other is ballet, the other is hip-hop," she says. "So I try to have them all do things together."
HUG IT OUT
Henry, 3, envelops his parents in an embrace while at a Los Angeles playground on March 21. The year has been a big one for the family, with the election of Barack Obama as president. "Having mixed-race children, I feel that when I tell them they can be anything, it now means they really can," shares Klum.
Klum gets a new do from Henry as he rides atop her shoulders in Beverly Hills on Jan. 25. So who does her handsome son most resemble? "Everyone who sees him says, 'Oh my god, he looks just like Seal.' And I’m like, 'He has nothing of me?' " Klum jokes.
Seal – scooping up Johan for a walk through a Hollywood park on Jan. 10 – and Klum renew their vows in Mexico each year, with their children by their sides. "It was an important moment in our lives and I think it’s important for our kids to remember those moments as a family," says Klum. "We’re very big on family values."
Klum and Henry share a tender moment in Beverly Hills on Sept. 7, 2008, as Seal (not pictured) captures the moment on film. Aside from playing at the park, Klum says that her children love dress-up – and they even have their own costume closet!
Arrivederci! The entire family – including Klum's parents – poses for a photo on the steps of the Piazza di Spagna in Rome, Italy, on July 29, 2008. Klum and Seal's children are quite international – in fact, all three speak fluent German.
Now that's a resemblance! Klum and her mini-me daughter share a smile while lunching at New York City's Bar Pitti on June 14, 2007. Leni thinks Mom's work is pretty cool. According to the supermodel, her little girl's idea of a fashion show is "27 Barbies walking down the runway. So for her this is like ... 'Wow!' "
Baby No. 2 makes his Big Apple debut! A very pregnant Klum totes then-1-year-old Henry through the New York City streets on Sept. 6, 2006. Though a busy working mom with two – then soon-to-be three! – babies to look after, the supermodel says: "For me, my No. 1 priority in life was to always have a family."
HIS LITTLE MAN
Seal holds baby Henry, 7 months, as they lunch at the Ivy in Los Angeles on Apr. 11, 2006. What's the soulful singer LINK "http://celebrity-babies.com/2009/04/24/heidi-klum-dishes-on-her-fourth-pregnancy-family-life/" "like as a father"]? "He is absolutely the best dad," says Klum. "He is loving and caring and would do anything for his children."
ONE IS FUN
Klum introduces daughter Leni to the world in an intimate picture released on her official Web site in May 2004. What did the newborn have to say? According to Klum, "After only being here a few days I’m already having so much fun with my mummy!"