Meet Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel, Heidi Klum’s Son

Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel Facts

Born On:- 2006-11-22

His Age:- 16

Famous As:- Son of Supermodel Heidi Klum and Singer-songwriter Seal

Zodiac:- sagittarius

Place of Birth:- Los Angeles, California, United States

Mother:- Heidi Klum

Father:- Seal (Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel)

Brothers/Sisters:- Helene Boshoven Samuel, Henry Günther Ademola Dashtu Samuel, Lou Sulola Samuel

Johan Riley Fyodor Taiwo Samuel is the son of German-born American supermodel, Heidi Klum and multi-Grammy winning British singer, song-writer Seal. Johan is an American citizen. The four siblings (with one half-sister) live with their mother, Heidi Klum, as their parents are divorced. However, the children are being brought up by both the parents. Just like his father, Johan demonstrates artistic and creative predispositions.

Early Life / Birth

Johan Riley was born on November 22, 2006, in Los Angeles, California, to Heidi Klum and Seal. He is third child of German-American supermodel, TV personality, businesswoman, actress, fashion designer, and producer Heidi Klum. Johan is the second biological child of British born Nigerian-Brazilian musician, singer, song-writer Seal (Seal Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel). Johan has German-Nigerian-Brazilian descent.

Seal’s Social Media Post on Johan’s Birth

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!’

Johan’s Family

Johan’s mother, Heidi Klum, was born in Germany to Günther Klum and Erna Klum. Her father was a production manager in a cosmetic company, and mother was a professional hair stylist. She has an elder brother, Michael Klum. Coaxed by a friend, she participated in a modeling contest and then joined the modeling profession. Thereafter Klum moved to the USA and became a successful super-model; she was the first German model to become ‘Victoria’s Secret Angel.’

Heidi Klum was first married to Italian-born Australian hair stylist Ric Pipino. After their divorce, she got involved with Renault’s formula 1 team manager, Flavio Briatore. When she was pregnant with their first baby, they broke up as he was found cheating on her. Then Heidi Klum met multi-Grammy winning singer, song-writer Seal, whom she later married and had 3 children with him. They separated in 2012, and were divorced on October 14, 2014.

Klum got married for the 3rd time in February, 2019, to musician Tom Kaulitz.

Seal met Heidi Klum in early 2004 at an award function in London. Later, the two again met in New York and Los Angeles. When they began dating, he learnt about her pregnancy, and decided to take care of the mother and the baby, as he had faced an abusive and unfortunate childhood. He was present at the baby’s birth in May 2004, and brought her up as his own, so Klum considers Seal as the baby’s father.

In December 2004, Seal proposed Klum on a glacier, in Whistler, British Columbia. They got married on May 10, 2005, on a beach in Mexico. They have three children together; he also adopted Klum’s first daughter, Helen.


Helen (also known as Leni Klum) Boshoven Samuel is Johan’s half-sister from Klum’s earlier relationship with Flavio Briatore. She was born on May 4, 2004. In September 2009, she was officially adopted by Seal, who have Helen his surname, Samuel.

Henry Günther Ademola Dashtu Samuel, who was born on September 12, 2005, is Johan’s elder brother, born to mother Heidi and father Seal.

Lou Sulola Samuel is Johan’s younger sister who was born on October 9, 2009, to mother Heidi and father Seal.

After their parents’ divorce in 2014, all the four children continued to live with their mother, Heidi Klum. However, father Seal also shares the parenting duties.

Johan Riley attended martial arts classes during his childhood. He loves books and painting.