Heidi Klum helped save her son Henry and two nannies from a terrifying riptide in Hawaii over Easter.
Supermodel Heidi Klum, 39, was relaxing in Hawaii on Easter Sunday with her children and boyfriend Martin Kristen when their holiday took a frightening turn for the worse.
She and her bodyguard lover were forced to rescue her 7-year-old son Henry and two of the family’s nannies when they got swept away in the ocean.
Heidi Klum was running towards to the water and dragging them from the surf to safety, moments after her boyfriend had pulled them from the waves.
Heidi Klum, her bodyguard turned boyfriend Martin Kristen and her four children had been holidaying in Honolulu for several days over the Easter break
The supermodel was walking along the sand before she realized that Henry was in trouble.
Breaking into a run, she started to point frantically at the water.
Wasting no time Martin Kristen immersed himself in the treacherous waves and began to pull Henry and the terrified looking nannies to safety.
It wasn’t long until Heidi Klum herself was at the water’s edge and dove right in to get stuck in with the rescue.
First Heidi Klum grabbed her eldest son who was struggling to stay above the surf, while Martin Kristen and one of the nannies crawled back on to the sand, visibly gasping for breath.
Satisfied that Henry was safe, she jumped back into the water and swam to rescue the other nanny.
Once safe, Martin Kristen and the nannies lay on the beach taking the time to catch their breath once again.
Speaking about the incident in a statement to Us Weekly Heidi Klum said: “We got pulled into the ocean by a big wave. Of course, as a mother, I was very scared for my child and everyone else in the water.
“Henry is a strong swimmer and was able to swim back to land. We were able to get everyone out safely.”
Heidi Klum, her bodyguard turned boyfriend Martin Kristen and her four children, Leni, 8, Henry, Johan, 6, and Lou, 3, had been holidaying in Honolulu for several days over the Easter break.
Heidi Klum has spoken publicly for the first time during an interview for the new Katie Couric TV show to deny she had an affair with her bodyguard while married to Seal claiming she never looked at another man when they were together.
Heidi Klum, 39, broke her silence to tell Katie Couric that she had been completely faithful to Seal during their seven-year marriage and has been left devastated by claims she cheated on him.
Seal had suggested his estranged wife was sleeping with bodyguard Martin Kristen after they were photographed together in Italy.
He said: “I would have preferred Heidi to have shown a little bit more class and at least waited until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help.”
Heidi Klum broke her silence to tell Katie Couric that she had been completely faithful to Seal during their seven-year marriage
A spokesman for Heidi Klum denied the claim, and Seal later retracted his statement and said he had not meant to suggest she had cheated on him during their marriage.
In her sit-down interview with Katie Couric, Heidi Klum insisted she had been faithful.
According to the New York Post, the German born model said of Seal’s comments: “It was a unique choice of words. I’m used to it. Other people aren’t. When we were together, I never looked at a another man.”
The full interview will be shown on Wednesday, two days after Katie Couric’s chat show makes its anticipated debut.
The revelation came a day after Heidi Klum was pictured looking relaxed in Los Angeles after returning from New York Fashion Week.
The supermodel landed back in California after strutting down the catwalk at New York Fashion Week last night, modelling an incredible and revealing gown at the Project Runway 2013 Spring Collection.
Following the success of last night’s shenanigans, Heidi Klum tweeted: “We shot the @ProjectRunway Season 10 finale today! Was a great show…but, you have to wait till Oct 18th to see it!”
The fashion show will become Project Runway’s series ten season finale.
Alongside Jennifer Hudson and Nina Garcia, Heidi Klum walked after a series of models, who were showcasing the designs of the three finalists, Fabio Costa, Melissa Fleis and Dmitry Sholokhov.
Supermodel Heidi Klum has hit back at Seal’s suggestion she cheated on him with her bodyguard Martin Kristen during their marriage.
Heidi Klum, 39, who looked strained as she jetted out of Los Angeles this morning, issued a statement today insisting there was no third party involved in their split.
“Our separation was based on issues between the two of us,” she told People magazine.
Heidi Klum also reminded the public that Seal has had his own romantic liaisons since their break-up, adding: “Seal has moved on and so have I.”
Despite the ugly and unexpected twist in their seemingly amicable divorce, Heidi Klum tried to remain positive about their time together.
Heidi Klum has hit back at Seal's suggestion she cheated on him with her bodyguard Martin Kristen during their marriage
“I cherish all of the great memories Seal and I created together over the years,” she said.
She concluded: “My priority has and continues to be protecting and providing for our children.”
Seal shocked fans – and Heidi Klum – on Friday when he was asked by TMZ about pictures of his estranged wife cosying up to her bodyguard Martin Kristen on a family vacation in Sardinia. Martin Kristen worked for the family while Heidi Klum was married to Seal.
Seal replied: “Whilst I didn’t expect anything better from him, I would have thought that Heidi would have shown a little more class and at least waited until we separated first before deciding to fornicate with the help.”
He continued: “I guess you now all have the answer that you’ve been looking for the past seven months.”
But however unambiguous his words sounded, a representative for the singer yesterday backtracked, claiming he had not meant to accuse Heidi Klum of cheating.
The representative told Us Weekly: “Seal would like to clarify that he was not implying his wife was cheating while they were together, but he was merely pointing out that their separation and divorce were not final and they are still legally married.”
Although they were believed to have one of the most rock-solid marriages in showbiz, Seal, 49, and Heidi Klum, 39, announced the end of their seven-year union in January.
Heidi Klum and Seal have four children together who they continue to co-parent – Leni, eight, Henry, six, Johan, five, and Lou, two.