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By Olivia Barker, USA TODAY
Seven months after filing for divorce from Seal, Heidi Klum has an announcement: "Yes! I'm in love!"
The model mogul is finally gushing about her omnipresent - but always silent - bodyguard/boyfriend, Martin Kirsten, to German magazine Bunte.
As to whether she'll ever officially introduce her new beau to the world, "Martin is not hiding," says Klum, 39. "He's just not the sort of guy looking for the spotlight. He prefers to stay in the background. There will always be people who will criticize whoever I live with, what kind of clothes I wear or what hairstyle I have. At the end of the day, you have to do what makes you happy. That's the rule I live by."
One group of people who aren't critical of her new romance? Her four children. "They like him very much," she says. "This is also one reason why I'm so fond of him. He's been helping me for four years now. And he takes wonderful care of the kids. He plays with them, he protects them. I trust him."