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8 Things to know about Heidi Klum's 29-year-old boyfriend, Vito Schnabel

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Heidi Klum's BF is 12 years her junior, but you'd never know by looking at them

Heidi Klum just made things social media official with her boyfriend, Vito Schnabel.

Klum first introduced the world to Schnabel last July, when she posted an Instagram photo to wish him a happy 28th birthday. This year, for his 29th birthday, Klum again commemorated the event with an Instagram photo, but took this a step further by announcing her love for her beau.

I love you my V HAPPY BIRTHDAY Y

A photo posted by Heidi Klum (@heidiklum) on

Klum hasn't gone public with the "L" word very much since her split with ex-husband Seal in 2012, so who is this man who's stolen the supermodel's heart?

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Here's what we know about Vito Schnabel.

1. He's an art gallery owner

Love this

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Schnabel owns and operates a New York City gallery named for him. Schnabel curates all of the shows himself and often posts about art on his Instagram.

2. He was a super-cute kid

Chucky Bennett - LEGEND

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Klum has already proclaimed that she's done in the baby-making department, but if she wasn't, she and Schnabel would no doubt make some adorable children.

3. He's adopted Klum's Halloween obsession

Have a good Saturday

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Klum is famous for always having the most amazing costume out of the celebrity guests who attend her annual Halloween party, but in 2014, Schnabel gave her a run for her money with a jaw-dropping Marlon Brando as Vito Corleone costume.

4. He comes from an artistic family

Schnabel's father, Julian Schnabel, has garnered recognition for his paintings, but he's also in the entertainment business. He directed 2000's Before Night Falls, which got Javier Bardem an Oscar nomination, and 2007's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, which earned four Oscar nominations.

5. He's not a bad wakeboarder

A video posted by Heidi Klum (@heidiklum) on

Klum shared this recent video of Schnabel showing off behind the boat while the two were on vacation.

6. Or surfer

My HOT V ......LOVE U #herbiefletcher #BlindGirlSurfClub

A photo posted by Heidi Klum (@heidiklum) on

Klum snuck in the "L" word several months ago while watching Schnabel shred some gnar.

7. He's a Knicks fan

Suiting up - Game 6

A photo posted by @vitomschnabel on

Loyal to the city of New York, Schnabel is rooting for the hometown basketball team.

8. He's a lucky man


A photo posted by Heidi Klum (@heidiklum) on

And we're sure he's aware.

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