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Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel


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Full NameJohan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel
First NameJohan
Middle NameRiley Fyodor Taiwo
Last NameSamuel
ProfessionCelebrity Child
Father NameSeal
Father Professionsinger
Mother NameHeidi Klum
Mother Professionsupermodel
Gender IdentityMale
SibilingsHenry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel, Lou Sulola Samuel, Leni Olumi Klum
Date of BirthNovember 22,2006
Age17 years

Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel is famous as the son of supermodel Heidi Klum and Grammy-award-winning singer Seal. 

Johan is a gamer.

His parents could not save their marriage even after eight times wedding vows renewal

His parents got engaged in December 2004 on a glacier in Whistler, British Columbia, before tying their wedding knot on a beach in Mexico in May 2005

His mother adopted his father’s surname, Samuel, and became Heidi Samuel

To make their marriage successful, they went on renewing their wedding vows in front of their friends and family on every anniversary. 

But unfortunately, their marriage could not last more than seven years, with Heidi filing for divorce in April 2012, three months after their divorce announcement, and restored her name from Heidi Samuel to Heidi Klum

According to Klum, she and her husband renewed their wedding vows annually so that they could make their marriage work thinking that it would be fun and fest of love, but despite that, it did not work.

She concluded by saying she tried.

Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel parents Seal and Heidi Klum.
Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel parents Seal and Heidi Klum. Source: Pinterest

The reason for divorce

The divorce of his parents was finalized in October 2014

When Klum was asked about the reason for their split, Klum replied, saying that she did not want to talk positively or negatively about the ups and downs of her marriage.

Still, later it was reported to be Seal’s inability to control his anger. 

The rumor of Klum’s infidelity also circulated after Seal’s statement in 2012, where he said of Klum that she could have shown some class and have waited at least until their divorce before deciding to fornicate. 

But later, he clarified, saying he was not implying his wife was cheating on him while they were together.

The custody battle got worse with the passing year

The ex-couple was co-parenting all of their kids after their divorce, but the custody battle gradually worsened with the passing year. 

Heidi, in an interview, admitted co-parenting with her ex-husband to be hard as things were not rosy between them. 

Seal even claimed that there was no teamwork from the side of Klum when it came to co-parenting. 

In 2020, Klum filed for an emergency court hearing after Seal refused Klum to take their kids to Germany with her. 

While Seal blamed Klum for having a hidden agenda in taking their children to Germany

Seal later justified by saying he feared his children being exposed to the COVID-19 virus. 

Later, the couple reached a custody agreement allowing Klum to take their kids to Germany while Seal was given an expanded time with them before and after they went.

His mother finds him and his brother sexy

Johan has an older brother Henry Gunther Ademola Dashtu Samuel, 16, and a younger sister, Lou Sulola Samuel, 12, born to his parents, Heidi and Seal

His mother was full of praise while talking about them. She said that Johan resembles his dad, saying his dad is very hot and handsome. 

At the same time, she compared Johan’s look to a European soccer player and told of having gorgeous mixed skin with beautiful big lips and wild, big hair.

Having said that, she further added that they have rocking bodies and feared that they have to fend off the ladies lining around her house as they grow older.

Johan has an elder half-sister, Leni Olumi Klum, born to his mother from her first marriage to stylist Flavio Briatore.

Heidi Klum thinks Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel looks like a European soccer player.
Heidi Klum thinks Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel looks like a European soccer player. Source: Pinterest
Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel with his siblings and mom Heidi Klum.
Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel with his siblings and mom Heidi Klum. Source: Pinterest

Relationship with his step-dad

His mother first met his stepdad, guitarist, and songwriter Tom Kaulitz in 2018

After making their first appearance at a jewelry designer’s party, they started making frequent appearances together. 

They dated for eight months before Kaulitz popped the question with a teal sapphire ring and eventually married in February 2019. Kaulitz is 17 years younger than Klum.

Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel mother Heidi Klum married guitarist Tom Kaulitz in 2019.
Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel mother Heidi Klum married guitarist Tom Kaulitz in 2019. Source: Instagram

Kaulitz has proved to be a good husband as well as an excellent stepdad to his four teenage stepkids. 

In 2019, Kaulitz said he has been giving guitar lessons to his stepchildren.

Talking to the US daily in January 2022, Klum admitted to not being an easy job to step into an immediate family, having all four kids and teenagers. 

She added, saying that they were easier when they were younger and admitted every age comes with its’ challenges. 

She gushed about her spouse’s parenting skills and said that he has been teaching Henry to drive after having taught Leni.

His mom is not opposed to having more kids in her 50s

His mother, Heidi Klum, who is also the mother of his three other siblings, said she is not opposed to having more kids in her 50s. 

While appearing on Jennifer Hudson Show back in 2023, she opened up about the possibility of having more children in her 50s. 

Klum, who is currently married to Tokio Hotel guitarist Tom Kaulitz when asked if she would ever have another baby, said she would have to think about it, explaining that it depends because it means a lot as she has given birth four times and has breastfed eight months each time and then was pregnant three times in a row again. 

“Now, I waited a long time, so it’s ya,” she added. 

During the same interview, she also talked about her father filming the birth of all four kids. 

She said her parents were all there when she gave birth to her kids. 

When she gave birth to her kids, she wanted to document it because she thought if they didn’t want to watch it, they could always toss it, but at least they have it, she expressed.

Besides that, she shared that not only her daughter Leni, who is following in her footsteps but also the other three kids grew up practicing their runway walk in her heels.

What does his father have to say about him and his siblings joining the entertainment industry?

His father, Seal, opened up about him and his siblings joining the entertainment industry while appearing on The Kelly Clarkson Show

He said his son Henry has a very great, husky voice, and if that’s what he wanted to do, then he has full support because it’s his job to just support him. 

He and Clarkson also talked about the challenges of being in the entertainment industry. 

“It’s a tough one, and we’ve traveled that road, and we know how difficult it can be. 

But ultimately, his advice to them is just to be happy. Do whatever”, he said. 

He then added to say that he believes that is the point of it all to try to figure out how to be as happy as possible.

Net Worth 

Johan is currently in his teens, so he has yet to start his career. He is relishing the luxurious lifestyle provided by his parents. 

As of now, we have the net worth of his parents, Heidi Klum and Seal, who have an extravagant fortune of :

 Net Worth Source
Heidi Klum$160 millionModel, Television Producer, Super Model, Fashion Model, Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer
Seal $40 millionMusician, Singer-Songwriter, Composer


  1. Johan was born in 2006. He is currently 15 years old.

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Updated On Sun Jan 21 2024 Published On Tue Feb 15 2022 By shaumya

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