Heidi Klum's boyfriend Vito Schnabel denies cheating after kiss photos surface
UPI News Service, 06/27/2017
Heidi Klum's boyfriend denied cheating rumors on Monday after photos surfaced of him appearing to kiss another woman.
Vito Schnabel, a New York art dealer, said in a statement to People that people mistakenly assumed he was being unfaithful to Klum in the pictures.
"The claims that have been made are a misinterpretation of an entirely innocent situation," he said.
"There is nothing more to this than I was simply saying goodnight to a family friend and then we went our separate ways."
The Daily Mail published photos Friday of Schnabel kissing an unidentified woman in a taxi in London following an evening at Chiltern Firehouse.
Sources said the art dealer exited the cab and entered his hotel alone, while the woman continued on to a different address.
Klum was first linked to Schnabel in March 2014 following her split from boyfriend Martin Kristen. She defended her 13-year age difference with the 30-year-old art dealer in the December issue of Ocean Drive.
"It's not about age. We have an amazing connection, we have fun together, and we love each other," the 44-year-old model told the magazine.
"It doesn't matter what people say," she added. "As long as you know when you close your door in your own home, you have an amazing time together. That's really all that matters."
Klum was previously married to Seal, and shares four children, 13-year-old daughter Helene, 11-year-old son Henry, 10-year-old Johan and 7-year-old daughter Lou with the singer.
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