“It’s not something that I wanted, you know,” the mother of four tells Couric. “I’m someone who believes in a fairy tale, and when I said ‘I do’…I meant forever.
“But life changes — it’s that road with all those bumps and holes and you trying to struggle through them and — I don’t know, we just couldn’t make it work.”
“I tried my hardest, you know he tried his hardest, [but now] I want to move forward,” Klum continues. “I want to be friends with him, I want us to be there for our children. And it’s horrible — we both didn’t want that.”
As for her relationship with the family’s bodyguard, Martin Kirsten, Klum says, “He’s a great man, and recently we just got to know each other from a completely different side.
“He’s been with our family for the last four years. He’s cared for our four children and helped us tremendously. I trust him with my children’s life.”
“It’s hard to go through a divorce,” she adds, “if you’re not in the public eye, or if you’re in the public eye — it’s horrible.”