Lou Sulola Samuel (born 9 October 2009) is the daughter of American-German model Heidi Klum and famed musician Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, better known as Seal. She was born in Los Angeles, California; though the 10-year-old is still in school, she has drawn interest from the media and public. This is not strange at all, considering the status of her parents.
This article will answer any question you may have about Lou Sulola Samuel’s life, her parents, and her family. Firstly, see these ten interesting facts about young Lou Sulola Samuel.
10 interesting Lou Sulola Samuel facts
- Her mother, Heidi Klum, is a German and American model, actress, TV presenter, businesswoman, fashion designer, and TV producer.
- Her father, Seal, is a British singer and songwriter who began his musical career as a singer in local pubs, and he joined the UK radio band Push in 1980.
- Lou’s father described the moment he met her as a newborn to US Magazine: “She is beautiful beyond words, and we are happy that she chose us to watch her grow over the coming years.”
- Lou inherited a rich heritage from both parents. She is Brazilian-Nigerian on her father’s side and American-German on her mom’s side.
- She has shown promise in the artistic field. During the COVID-19 lockdown, Hiedi Klum shared a few photographs of things Lou had drawn via an Instagram story shared in April 2020, and Lou can be seen painting a giant abstract art.
- Lou’s parents started dating in 2004 and got married in 2005. In 2009, they had Lou, who was their third child together.
- She is the last child that her biological parents had together. Lou Sulola Samuel has three siblings, Leni Olumi Klum, Henry Günther Ademola Dashtu Samuel, and Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel. Leni was born to Heidi’s first husband but got legally adopted by Seal in 2009.
- Unlike many other celebrity children, Lou is not being pushed towards any particular career just yet. Her parents want her to enjoy her childhood, devoid of any pressure.
- Lou Sulola has a very close relationship with her step-father, Tom Kaulitz, whom Heidi Klum married in 2019.
- Lou’s parents, Heidi and Seal, have joint custody of their four children, but Lou mostly lives with her mom and current husband.
Family (Parents and siblings)
As earlier stated, Lou Sulola Samuel is the third biological child between British singer Seal and the German-American model Heidi Klum. Her parents had male children before her, and she has a step-sister whom her mother had before meeting Seal.
Heidi Klum (mother)
Born 1 June 1973, Heidi Klum is Lou Sulola Samuel’s mother. She is a German-American model, television host, producer, and businesswoman who is reputed to be the first German model to become a Victoria’s Secret angel. She has worked as a spokesmodel for Dannon and H&M and has appeared in numerous commercials for McDonald’s, Volkswagen and others. In 2009, Klum became Barbie’s official ambassador on Barbie’s 50th anniversary.
Klum also occasionally appears in films and has had supporting roles in many notable projects. She made cameo appearances in “The Devil Wears Prada”, “Perfect Stranger”, and “Ocean’s 8”. Heidi Klum has also made guest appearances on TV shows like “Sex and the City”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “Desperate Housewives”, and “Parks and Recreation”. From 2013, except for 2019, Klum has been a judge on NBC reality show “America’s Got Talent”.
Klum was also once the host and a judge of the reality show “Project Runway”, which earned her an Emmy nomination in 2008 and a win in 2013 for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program (shared with co-host Tim Gunn).
Heidi has enjoyed a very successful modelling career and was once ranked as the second highest-earning model globally by Forbes in 2011. According to a 2020 Forbes release, she has a net worth of $39.5 million.
Heidi married Lou’s father, Seal, in a beautiful ceremony in Mexico in 2005. They had by then been dating for a year. Together they have three biological children, including Lou, and a fourth child, Helen, who she had with her previous partner, Flavio Briatore. Seal legally adopted Helen in 2009 and remains her father even after his divorce from Heidi.
Project Runway (wiki)
“Project Runway” is an American reality television series that focuses on fashion design. The contestants compete to create the best clothes and are restricted by time, materials and theme. A panel judges their creations, and one or more designers are typically eliminated from the show each week. During each season, contestants are progressively eliminated until only a few contestants remain. These finalists prepare complete fashion collections for New York Fashion Week. After the runway shows, the judges choose the winner.
Klum served as host and judge on the show from 2004 to 2017 before she and the designers’ mentor Tim Gunn left the show in 2018 to helm another fashion competition show, “Making the Cut” on Amazon Video.
Born 19 February 1963, Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, known professionally as Seal, is Lou Sulola’s father. He is a British singer-songwriter who has sold over 20 million records worldwide. Seal has dazzled with hit songs like “Crazy” and “Killer”, the latter of which went to number one in the UK, and his most famous song is “Kiss from a Rose”.
He has won multiple awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards; he won Best British Male in 1992 and four Grammy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. Seal has also won laurels as a songwriter. He received two Ivor Novello Awards for Best Song Musically and Lyrically from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors for “Killer” (1990) and “Crazy” (1991).
He does charity work too. On 10 March 2012, Seal shared the stage with Kanye West, Soul Rebels Brass Band, and Snoop Dogg at Brad Pitt’s Night to Make It Right Foundation New Orleans after-party, hosted by comedian Aziz Ansari. The charity event, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, raised money to build homes for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Seal first began dating German model Heidi Klum in February 2004. At the time, she had just announced her pregnancy and ended her relationship with Italian Formula One team manager Flavio Briatore. Seal got married to Heidi in 2005 and adopted Helene, giving her his own last name in 2009. Klum also changed her last name to Samuel in the same year.
His marriage with Klum, however, ended in 2009. They both have joint custody of their kids and have maintained a great friendship and co-parent relationship.
What happened to Seal, the singer, face?
The scars on Seal’s face are unmistakable and have sparked curiosity among fans and the general public for the longest time. According to The Jamaica Observer, the prominent scarring on Seal’s face is the result of a type of lupus called discoid lupus erythematosus, which affects the skin and leaves large scars.
Helene Boshoven Samuel – Leni Olumi Klum (Half sister)
Born 5 May 2004, Leni Klum is the daughter of supermodel Heidi Klum and her ex-partner, Flavio Briatore. Her parents were never married but had a two-year relationship from 2003 to 2004. The pair broke up before Leni was born, and Briatore did not play an active role in his daughter’s life. “Leni was born when Heidi and I had already split,” he told Italian magazine Il Corriere Della Sera. Heidi married Seal in 2005, and 4 years later, he legally adopted Leni, making him her second parent.
Young Leni says that following in her mom’s footsteps was always her goal in life. “It was only a matter of time before I would try to become a model myself,” she said in a 2020 interview with Vogue. She was given a modelling deal when she was 12 years old, but her mother declined. “The first offer came when I was only 12 or 13, from a brand I liked to wear: Brandy Melville. At that time, I begged my mother, but no chance. Now I understand that it would have been too early,” she said in the Vogue interview.
Now, Leni is a practising model, having recently landed her first solo modelling job. She modelled for Glamour Germany for the magazine’s 20th anniversary. The job also had a sentimental value as it’s got a significant connection to her mom’s career. 20 years ago, Heidi was the magazine’s first-ever cover model. She and her mother have featured in Vogue together.
“It’s amazing to watch her do it all. She’s been coming to my sets for her entire life, and she’s not really afraid of the cameras being stuck in her face,” Heidi told People magazine, speaking on how she feels about Leni’s career.
Henry Günther Ademola Dashutu Samuel & Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel (Siblings)
Born 12 September 2005, Henry Günther Ademola Dashutu Samuel is an American celebrity kid. He is the firstborn of supermodel Heidi Klum and English musician Seal. Henry has a younger brother named Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel, an elder half-sister in Leni Klum, and of course, a younger sister, Lou Sulola. Unlike his half-sister, who is already pursuing a career in modelling, Henry is not known for much else asides from being the child of two famous people.
Born 22 November 2006, Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel is the second child of Heidi Klum and Seal. Like his other siblings from the same parents, he is of German-Nigerian-Brazilian descent. Johan’s father, Seal, posted the news of his birth on social media. It read, “He is healthy, beautiful and looks just like his mother. To our children – a brother; to our parents – a grandson, to my wife and I – a son, to our family – a blessing!” There isn’t much information on him to go by. However, it is known that he attended martial arts classes during his childhood.
Tom Kaulitz (Stepfather)
Lou Sulola’s stepfather is German guitarist, songwriter and producer Tom Kaulitz, born on 1 September 1989. He is best known for his work from 2001 to the present as the guitarist of the band Tokio Hotel. He has an identical twin, Bill Kaulitz, who is the lead singer of Tokio Hotel, and his best friends are Georg Listing and Gustav Schäfer.
Tom began playing the guitar at the age of seven. His stepfather, who runs a music school named “Rock’s Cool”, gave him his first guitar when he was nine years old. Tom and his twin, Bill, formed their own band and started playing live in Magdeburg at ten, but they lacked a guitarist and a bass player. The brothers eventually met bassist Georg Listing and drummer Gustav Schafer in 2001.
They soon founded a band called Devilish, which was later renamed Tokio Hotel. They later signed with Universal Music Group’s Interscope Records and released their debut album, Schrei in 2005. The band has sold over 10 million CDs worldwide since then.
Tom and Heidi began dating in 2018, and they made their relationship public in May via Instagram. The couple got engaged in December 2018 and married on February 22nd, 2019 in Capri, Italy in an intimate ceremony.
Due to the previous and present lives of her parents, Lou Sulola Samuel has quite a large family. A half-sister on one hand, and a stepfather on the other. Luckily, all involved treat each other with love and respect, as far as we know. For this, one can rest assured she is in an environment where she can thrive. As Lou grows and comes of age, the public will be looking out to see what path she will tow. Whether modelling like her mother, or music like her dad, or in fact, neither. Whichever she bends, we wish her a great life ahead.
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