„In Germany—and this started with a newspaper headline — they call us “the Patchwork Family.” I was, like, Hmm, is this an insult or is this positive? I talked to Seal about it, and we’re, like, it’s actually kind of great — we’re all different shades and we came together and we all love each other. They may call it black and white, but I’m not white, I’m a shade of brown and so is our daughter, Leni. She’s the lightest, then it’s me, then it’s our son, and then it’s Seal. So I think, Hey, it’s actually kind of nice to have a 'patchwork family.'“
— Heidi Klum German model, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer, and actress 1973
Quoted by Brantley Bardin for Life in 2007 http://www.life.com/Life/article/0,26385,1224195,00.html.