Lou Sulola Samuel: Celebrity kid with Nigerian roots whose birth shook the Internet

Lou Sulola Samuel: Celebrity kid with Nigerian roots whose birth shook the Internet

Born into the spotlight, Lou Sulola Samuel sits on the long list of celebrity kids whose birth had the media buzzing.

While fans of her parents and the general public await to see the magic that Samuel will create in the coming years, here is all you need to know, in the meantime, about Lou Sulola Samuel.

Lou Sulola Samuel and her mpther

Who is Lou Sulola Samuel?

Lou Sulola Samuel was born in 2009 in the United States of America. She is the youngest daughter of the international supermodel, Heidi Klum, and singer Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, professionally known as Seal.

The young Samuel is of mixed ethnicity. Her father is an African-American, her paternal grandmother is a Nigerian and her paternal grandfather is an Afro-Brazilian. Her mother, meanwhile, is of the white race.

Lou Sulola Samuel's parents

Samuel is one celebrity kid who was born into the limelight and her birth was announced by several media outlets.

Being Seal’s first biological daughter, the musician joyfully announced that he was expecting a daughter at his New York City concert in Radio City Hall, back in 2009.

Following the announcement, Klum, who was 36 years old at the time, said that her husband surprised her when he made the news public. 

“I’m still in the very beginning. The news kind of came out faster than I wanted it to. My husband kind of surprised me and everybody at one of his concerts,” she said.

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“He was just on tour so he told everybody. He’s allowed to. We’re very excited,” she added.

Lou Sulola Samuel's while pregnant with her
Samuel’s birth was like a grand entry as her father released a
statement at her birth, saying:

“It’s difficult to imagine loving another child as much as you love your existing children. Anyone who has a family will tell you this. Where will one find that extra love? If you love your existing children with all of your heart, how then can one possibly find more heart with which to love another?”

“On Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at 7:46 p.m., the answer to this question came in the form of our fourth child and second daughter,”. “Lou Sulola Samuel was born, and from the moment she looked into both of our eyes, it was endless love at first sight. She is beautiful beyond words and we are happy that she chose us to watch her grow over the coming years.”

Lou Sulola Samuel as baby
Following Samuel’s birth, her parents presented her to the world during the first month of her life. Her father also posted pictures of her on his
official website.

Lou Sulola Samuel as a baby with her father

Speaking to Marie Claire, Samuel’s father, Seal, said that his daughter has his frown.

He said: “Then, of course, she turned up at the hospital and the first time I held her in my arms, she looked up at me with this frown – which she’s got from me – with a look on her face as if to say, ‘Oh my God, I’ve got a sneaky suspicion that’s my father!”

Even though her parents divorced when she was just four years old, it did not reduce the love she gets from both parents. Over the years, it is obvious that Samuel shares a special mother-daughter bond with her mum.

Lou Sulola Samuel’s age

Samuel was born on October 9, 2009. She is currently 13 years old and will be 14 by October 2023. According to her details concerning her birth details, her zodiac sign is Libra.

Lou Sulola Samuel’s net worth

Samuel’s net worth has not been estimated yet, because she is still a teenager who does not earn an income from a career yet.

But it can not be ignored that she lives a lavish lifestyle, which is funded by her celebrity parents. Her mother’s net worth is estimated to be $160 million, while her father, is said to be worth $40 million, according to media reports.

Lou Sulola Samuel walking with her mother

Lou Sulola Samuel’s family

Samuel’s family is an interesting one because it is not every day that a partly Nigerian celebrity gets cosy with a beautiful and internationally recognised supermodel.

Her father is the soulful British singer, songwriter and music coach, Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel.

Lou Sulola Samuel's father, Seal

Seal was born on February 19, 1963, in Paddington, an area of the British capital, London. He has sold over 20 million records worldwide and is adored by many. His most celebrated song is Kiss From A Rose, which he released in 1994. Another of his hit singles, Crazy, became number one in the UK when it was released.

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Samuel’s father has won four Grammy awards, an MTV Music Video Award, and three Brit Awards. Seal served as a coach on The Voice Australia between 2012 and 2013.

Lou Sulola Samuel's mother, Heidi Klum
On the other hand, Samuel’s mother is the beautiful German supermodel, actress, businesswoman and TV host, Heidi Klum. She was born on June 1, 1973, in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany.

Klum has appeared on numerous magazine covers like Allure, Gazia, Bazaar and Sports Illustrated. She is also famous for being a former Victoria’s Secrets model. As a judge, she appeared on Germany’s Next Top Model.

She played minor roles in movies like Ocean’s 8, The Devil Wears Prada, and Blow Dry.

As a businesswoman, after launching her fashion line and beauty products in 2011, Forbes named her as one of the ‘World’s Top-Earning Models’.

Samuel’s parents were both established and popular faces in the media before they met in 2004. In December 2004, Seal proposed to Klum and she accepted. The couple tied the knot on a beach in Mexico in May 2005.

Their union produced three children, including Samuel, although Klum has a daughter, Leni Olumi, from a previous relationship, which Seal adopted.

Lou Sulola Samuel and her family

Hence, Samuel has an older step-sister, Leni Olumi, and two older brothers, Henry Günther and Johan Riley. 

Four years after Samuel was born, her parents went their separate ways. Seal and Klum separated in 2012 and finalised their divorce in October 2014. 

In a statement, Samuel’s parents revealed that the reason for their divorce was that they had ‘grown apart’.

It read: “While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate. We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart.

“This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition. We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children’s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy.”

Samuel’s family might not be together, but both her parents try their best to make it work.

Lou Sulola Samuel wearing a mask with her father

Seal spoke about co-parenting to the US Today. He said: “It can be challenging. It requires teamwork. If you are a team, if both parents are a team, then it’s really easy and that’s not a real challenge at all… But you have to be a team. And if you’re not a team, then it can all fall to pieces”.

He also revealed that he does have that teamwork from Samuel’s mother, Klum, who married Tom Kaulitz in 2019. According to him, “No. I never had that teamwork [with Heidi]. We never had teamwork.”

On the other hand, Samuel’s mother, Klum, seems to be the perfect doting mother as she never fails to celebrate her last child in every possible way. Samuel’s bond with her mother is evident as she is the only one of her siblings who has inherited Klum’s passion for Halloween.

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Lou Sulola Samuel’s Instagram

While many celebrities create social media accounts for their kids and help them manage them, that is not the case for Samuel.

Even though her parents are both celebrities, Samuel’s Instagram account has not been created yet.

Lou Sulola Samuel now

Samuel now lives with her mother, Klum. Over the years, Samuel has grown into a beautiful teenager and considering the strong mother-daughter bond Klum, fans have stated that there is every possibility that she will follow in her mother’s footsteps to become a supermodel.

Lou Sulola Samuel and her mother

Lou Sulola Samuel has the world at her feet and her path carved out for her. She will always be in the spotlight because of her parents but she keeps fans on their toes as they await to see her chosen path.

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