Updated Sept. 29, 2017, 7:30 a.m. PT: We may have just found out why Heidi Klum and Vito Schnabel broke up after three years of dating. Right around the time their breakup was confirmed, Schnabel was arrested for the alleged possession and distribution of psychedelic mushrooms.
According to Page Six, Schnabel was arrested Sept. 3 by Pershing County Sheriff’s officers while he was attending Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada. He’s charged with “distribution and manufacture of a controlled substance,” which is a felony. If convicted, he could face up to five years behind bars.
The report has not been confirmed by Schnabel or by law enforcement.
Klum has confirmed their breakup but hasn’t said anything about the charges against Schnabel. Still, it’s not hard to see how something like this could put some stress on a relationship. We wouldn’t be surprised at all if Schnabel’s arrest played a part in their breakup.
Updated Sept. 25, 2017, 8:30 a.m. PT: It’s official. Heidi Klum and Vito Schnabel are over.
Klum confirmed that they’ve broken up after three years of dating, telling People magazine, “I believe that it is important to take time to pause and reflect.”
The two had been fighting off breakup rumors for months. The rumors seemed to stem from a time when Schnabel was reportedly spotted kissing an unknown brunette woman in the back of a cab in June. He brushed off cheating allegations at the time, claiming the woman was a family friend and he was just bidding her a friendly goodbye.
Now, Klum and Schnabel join the ranks of all the other high-profile celeb couples that have split this summer. Can we finally have a break from the breakups now?
It’s been a rough end to the summer, as far as love is concerned. We’ve had some major celebrity breakups in 2017: Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi, Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell… you get the idea. But is there another one on the way?
Sources say Heidi Klum and her boyfriend, Vito Schnabel, have been having some problems, but they haven’t broken up quite yet, so there’s still hope.
“There has been trouble in paradise for a little while,” a source told Us Weekly. Those problems are apparently amplified by the fact that Klum has been spending a lot of time hanging out with British race car driver Lewis Hamilton, though the same source insists there’s nothing to their relationship that isn’t platonic. Rumors about Klum and Hamilton started flying after they attended the Harper’s Bazaar Icons event together over the weekend.
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“They are friends and went to dinner together after the Harper’s party,” Us Weekly‘s source said. “But they are not dating.”
Meanwhile, a rep for Klum declined to comment. Staying out of gossip?
Klum and Schnabel have been dating since 2014, two years after Klum split up with her ex-husband, Seal. In 2015, Klum appeared very much in love with Schnabel and told Entertainment Tonight as much in an interview, saying she and her younger boyfriend were “very much in love,” but that she “won’t get married again.”
So, is it her lack of desire to walk down the aisle that’s causing trouble? Or is there actually something between Klum and Hamilton? It remains a mystery for now, but we hope everything works out for our fave Project Runway host.