Heidi Klum has cut ties with her manager father Günther after decades of working together. The pair apparently had a falling out after he didn’t attend her wedding to now-husband Tom Kaulitz.
According to the Daily Mail, the AGT judge also dissolved the company she and her father established in 2005, and set up a new firm without him. This is a major decision not only because they’re family, but because they’ve worked together for decades.
Heidi Klum Splits From Manager Father
Sources say there are “issues” between Heidi’s father and her new husband Tom. This apparently led Günther to miss the couple’s wedding last August. He reportedly used various excuses for his absence, including attending a friend’s funeral and having medical issues. There is also another inside source that has said that he was never invited to the wedding to start with and he only made these excuses to save face.
However, the rift seems to have started before that, as Heidi apparently set up her new firm, HK Germany GMBh, a month before the wedding. In November, Günther denied that there were problems with his daughter.
“Aside from a business rift there may be issues with Tom,” a source told the Mail, adding that he’s been replaced as “the number one man in her life.”
Although Heidi’s father is apparently still working on the new season of Germany’s Next Top Model (which Heidi hosts), Heidi apparently left him out of two TV deals last year — Making the Cut and Queen of Drag.
How Long Have Heidi And Her Father Worked Together?
The Daily Mail reports that Günther has managed Heidi’s career for decades, all the way back to 1992, when she won a modeling competition against 25,000 contestants. She’s since become one of the world’s biggest supermodels, branching out into television and design.
A source told the Mail that it’s “terrifically sad” that they’ve cut ties, adding, “It is extraordinary how this has played out and Heidi does not talk about him. Heidi has made a point to not even address what is happening and why there is a break-up of sorts. It is weird. It is too weird.”