As “Project Runway” host Heidi Klum frolicked in the waters off Tulum, Mexico, last month, she wore little more than a skimpy bikini bottom — and art-dealer beau Vito Schnabel on her arm.
But the German supermodel isn’t the first older woman Schnabel’s romanced.
Having already squired Demi Moore when she was 50 and he was 26, Liv Tyler when she was 32 and he was 23, and Elle Macpherson when she was 44 and he was 21, the art scion has always hit it off with more experienced ladies, according to filmmaker/artist Nemo Librizzi, a family friend who has known Schnabel since he was 8.
“I remember older women liking him when he was as young as 13, because he could carry on a conversation.
And before he was even out of Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, he was dating Sports Illustrated model Frankie Rayder, who is 12 years older than he is, according to a family friend, who asked to remain anonymous.
“[He was] groomed to be with older women,” says the friend.