Leni Samuel's mother Heidi Klum began dating her biological father Flavio Briatore in the year 2003. In December, Heidi announced that she was pregnant with Leni. However, Heidi and Flavio separated very soon after and she started dating musican Seal. Heidi regarded Seal as Leni's father as he was more involved during her birth than Leni's biological father Flavio.
Seal officially adopted Leni when she was 5 and half years old in December 2009. After the completion of adoption Seal was quoted stating that Leni always has been his daughter and he wanted Leni too have the same last name as his other kids and wife. She said he did not want his little girl to feel different because of a different surname.
Leni is often called by the media the Mini-version of her supermodel mother Heidi Klum. Leni's exact lookalike of her mother and has defintely inherited her goodlooks. Leni is often seen with mom Heidi and siblings enjoying outings and acitivies. Though her official father Seal and mother Heidi Klum got divorced in 2015, Leni and her siblings are being raised equally by both the parents.