Intimate Family Holiday:
Heidi Klum canoodles with her bodyguard - who has worked for Heidi since she was still happily married to Seal
Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner made the superstar-protector relationship famous in The Bodyguard and Kim Kardashian also went public with her romance with beefy Australian security officer Shengo Deane.
It has been seven months since Heidi Klum announced her split from husband Seal and the supermodel has appeared to be making the most of single life ever since.
The 39-year-old was seen cavorting around with a man believed to be her bodyguard during a sun-soaked holiday in Sardinia, Italy.
She was seen going topless and reclining on a sunlounger with the man in question at a swimming pool, looking loved up.
The pair then showed they have developed a close relationship as Heidi massaged suncream into her tattooed companion’s shoulders while they took a dip and later floated around on a lilo.
As well as enjoying some romantic alone time by the pool the duo hit the beach with three of Heidi’s children and Heidi’s bodyguard has even met the in-laws in the form of her parents Gunther and Erna.
Youngsters Johan, five, Leni, eight, and Henry, six, were all on hand for the trip with their famous mother, and were seen playing on the beach together during a day out - while two-year-old Lou was spotted in Erna's arms later.
The bodyguard seemed to be getting on well with the children as they larked around together on the sand before he gave Heidi a tender hug.
However even during the family day out it seems the two couldn’t get enough of each other.
They took some time out to go and perch on a rock for a private chat and were very hands on with one another.
She is not the only one to have moved on since the split and her Kiss From A Rose singer ex also has a new partner in his life.
Last month the 49-year-old was seen cosying up to a pretty bikini clad brunette on a yacht – also in Sardinia.
Seal and Heidi announced their split in January after seven years of marriage and filed for divorce three months later.
While their split was initially amicable, it seems things may have turned sour for the pair in the divorce.
A source told Star magazine that the supermodel is fuming at her former flame after he reportedly used intimate shots of the children in an ad campaign without her permission.
An insider told the publication via Radar Online: ‘Heidi felt that the children had gone through enough since their parents split, and she didn’t want their private moments out there for the world to see.
‘But Seal maintained he had every right to use his personal photos — and, moreover, that it was a done deal and out of his hands.”
The model allegedly hired a lawyer to demand that the company, Leica digital, take down the video – and it was retraced days later.