He doesn’t often show himself so privately and lovingly: pop titan Dieter Bohlen (69) posted a new photo of his girlfriend Carina Walz (39) on Instagram and raves: “It’s my darling’s birthday!”

In the photo, Carina beams happily into the camera. The post received over 7,000 likes in just a few hours. Ex-“DSDS” participant Juliette Schoppmann (43) also congratulated: “Happy Birthday to dear Carina.” Prince Damien (32), “DSDS” winner from 2016, also commented. “Happy birthday Carina,” he wrote, garnished with a red heart.

Bohlen also posted the photo with additional heart emojis in his story. A concert video can also be seen there. Together with his audience, Bohlen sings the classic “You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul”. “And we sing for Carina,” comments the 69-year-old.

Bohlen and the 39-year-old have been a couple for over 17 years. The couple met at a club in Mallorca when Carina was just 22. They live together in his villa in Tötensen, daughter Amelie was born in 2011, son Maximilian in 2013.

The trained hotel clerk (father comes from Libya) keeps a low profile in public. However, she can be seen more often on Bohlen’s Instagram account – only recently in a video while dancing together. According to her own statements, Carina Bohlen manages her career from the background: “I manage her music publishing company, have inquiries almost every day, coordinate all appointments, new advertising inquiries … Here’s the right thing to do,” she revealed a few years ago.

Luck in private life – and things are going well for Dieter Bohlen professionally too: He is back on the jury for “DSDS” and he will soon be back with “Supertalent”.