Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner made the superstar-protector relationship famous in The Bodyguard and Kim Kardashian also went public with her romance with beefy Australian security officer Shengo Deane.
And now it's reported that German supermodel Heidi Klum has formed a close bond with a man believed to be her bodyguard and was pictured looking very friendly with him during a family vacation in Sardinia, Italy.
The 39-year-old Project Runway star split from husband Seal in January of this year and they are sharing time with their four children.
The Mail Online reports that the blond beauty was seen sunbathing topless with the unnamed man nearby looking very cozy.
Heidi apparently massaged sunscreen on her companion's shoulders and they later took a dip in the water together.
Heidi's kids; Leni, eight, Henry, six, and Johan, five, also seemed very comfortable around the tattooed man and the family were joined by the model's parents, Gunther and Erna.
The man played around with the brood and played a game of chase with them before turning his attention to Heidi and wrapping his huge arms around her drawing her close for a tender hug. The burly bodyguard was also seen spending time with Heidi in New York last month and was pictured walking to the gym together while having an animated conversation.
Heidi's estranged British singer husband has also moved on in the love department after their seven-year marriage came to a surprise end.
The 49-year-old was seen cavorting on a yacht with a bikini beauty in Sardinia last month.
As okmagazine.com previously reported, Heidi and Seal had vowed to keep their divorce amicable for the sake of their children but have butted heads on a few issues recently.