The model gave birth to their daughter, now 12, shortly after splitting from the businessman and raised her with ex-husband Seal.
Insisting she’s not an “abandoned child” he said he agreed with Heidi that Seal should raise his daughter.He told Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera
“Leni is my natural daughter, but the three of us happily agreed that it made more sense if Seal adopted her, because a child needs to grow up in a family. Heidi, Seal and I have built an amazing relationship,”It’s hard to miss a baby that you never see. But I know that Leni is not an abandoned child.””Leni was born when Heidi and I had already spilt. Heidi was living in Los Angeles and I was in London, the distance between us was unbridgeable.”
Falvio and Heidi began dating in March 2003 with the model falling pregnant in December that year shortly before they split.
Leni was born in May 2004 and Heidi soon began dating Seal, who then adopted her and had her name changed to Helene Samuel.
Klum went on to have sons Henry, 10 and Johan, nine, with Seal and another daughter Lou, six.