London: Heidi Klum has admitted that she is in love with bodyguard and boyfriend, Martin Kristen.
"Ja! Ich bin verliebt!" she declared in a German interview, which translates to, "Yes! I``m in love!"
The 39-year-old model has kept silent on her relationship with her bodyguard who she was first romantically linked to in August, but now in the new interview the loved up star cannot stop talking about Martin.
In the interview in German magazine Bunte, Heidi reveals that her love for Martin is bolstered by the love her four children - Leni, 8, Henry, 7, Johan, 5 and Lou, 3 - have for him.
“They like him very much,” Heidi said.
“That`s one reason I like him so much. 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.
Heidi insists that though they have kept their relationship quiet, they are not hiding their love.
“Martin is not hiding. He`s just not the sort of guy looking for the spotlight. He prefers to stay in the background,” she added.
Rumors of the couple`s relationship prompted the model`s ex Seal - who split in January 2012 after almost seven years of marriage - to accuse his former wife of cheating on him and ``fornicating with the help``.