Heidi Klum is opening up about why she doesn’t allow her children to shares photos of their faces on social media, in a bid to “keep them children as long as possible.”
The America’s Got Talentjudge got candid about being a protective parent during an interview with Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday.
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“I am definitely one of them,” she admitted. “My oldest daughter [Leni] is 13 and she wants to post her face and I always say, ‘No, you’re not allowed to.’ Whenever she’s in it, it has to be from the back or [hiding her face]. It’s different when we do it -- I feel like we’re grown-ups -- but I want to try and keep them children as long as possible.”
Klum has been careful to shield her four kids’ faces from the public, with graphics and creative poses.
During a trip to Disney World in June, she humorously placed smiley face emojis over the youngsters’ heads, while another pic simply showed them standing with their backs turned to the camera.
The model used the same technique while sharing a recent snap of the family enjoying a mini-golf session in New York City.
While they may not be allowed to share certain photos on social media, the kids (who Klum shares with ex-husband Seal) did recently win one battle -- to attend summer camp. Klum was initially reluctant to send them somewhere “I can’t see what they’re doing,” but relented.
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However, not everyone warmed to the getaway immediately.
“My youngest son, after three days, [called and said], ‘Mom, come pick me up. I don’t like the food, I don’t like sleeping with so many boys in one room. The water is so murky. I hate it here,’” Klum shared.
“My other two didn’t want to come home,” she continued. “My son was happy in the end, but I had to talk him off the ledge. I had to be strong. He was sobbing on the phone. I’m like, ‘Son, you have to stay. You’ll be fine.’ It was harder for me I think!”
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