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Heidi Klum & Seal Split

Heidi Klum & Seal Split

Heidi Klum and Seal are officially getting a divorce, her rep confirms to JustJared.com.

“While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate. We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much, but we have grown apart,” Heidi, 38, and Seal, 48, wrote in a joint statement. “This is an amicable process and protecting the well-being of our children remains our top priority, especially during this time of transition. We thank our family, friends, and fans for their kind words of support. And for our children’s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy.”

The couple have four children: Leni, 7, Henry, 6, Johan, 5, and Lou, 2.

Earlier in the weekend, it was speculated that the two would be filing soon.

People first broke the story.

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  • vool

    Ok wow i’ve lost faith in marriage altogether..

  • Bexter

    I thought they would last longer than seven years… :( this is so sad.

  • Alicia

    OMG WHAT??

  • Asha

    SO sad. I truly believed they would be married forever. Makes me scared for my future. If they can’t work than who can?

  • Cookie_Monster

    What kind of BS statement is that? Quote “…we have grown apart…”Seriously she keeps popping innocent children while they keep growing apart?..I think from their soul-searching they would get common sense

  • Stephanie

    So sad, I thought they would be the last couple in Hollywood to divorce. Hopefully it is amicable for the children’s sake.

  • vool

    I mean..does no one “work” on their marriage in this day and age? Just because times are hard is not reason enough to call it quits. What about the idea of the ‘commitment’ and ‘vows’? Marriage is through thick and thin….it’s not a product you buy that you toss away when it fails to gratify you anymore… I think society should stop treating marriage as a commodity (something you buy to please and gratify you, and to toss into the garbage when the product becomes weak and rusty).

  • Andrea

    Comments like “if they can’t make it work, no one can” and “I’ve lost all faith in love” always baffle me. Celebrities are pros are smiling in front of cameras and gushing about their loved ones in interviews but who really knows what goes on behind closed doors? Relationships are hard. They require a lot of work. Either way, this is sad news indeed considering they have a large family together.

  • Blue Lagoon

    “While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate. We have had the deepest respect for one another throughout our relationship and continue to love each other very much..(..)
    ——————————-
    This sounds like a great rock solid marriage to me

  • UGH

    These celebs forget that marriage is like a damn job you have to work hard to make it last…it’s a shame that they rather be out on the red carpet posing for pictures instead of working to maintain the foundation of what marriage stand for. Its a flipping joke especially when innocent children are involved. I am honestly shocked if these two couldn’t work it out then whats the point of people in Hollywood getting married.

  • http://twitter.com/joe bkjoe

    They were actually the only couple I thought that would last forever in Hollywood. What the h3ll is going on in Hollywood anyways? Everyone is splitting, divorcing, breaking up after being together for 10 years or so. I’m kind of losing faith in marriage now

  • All

    Yep. It was a loyal marriage. I’m so sick of reading people say he abused and cheated on her.

  • jo

    It’s like no one even tries to work out the problems in their marriage anymore in hollywood. Especially when these couples have children. First Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis and now Heidi and Seal. It’s sad to see this

  • kikay

    sorry to hear and know that they split i thought they love each other much ….coz if they do they wont separate…

  • bruno

    Shocked. Really thought this marriage would last. Beginning to think that staying married is a thing of the past.

  • 3

    @vool: Marriage didn’t start out of pure loving intentions. Why should it be that way now?

  • risa

    Their Halloween pictures were so adorable. Such a cute couple.

  • lauren

    @vool: THIS THIS THIS!!

  • susan

    to Liam K

    this” zero swimsuit model” is one of the most beautiful women in the world. Also, she has made more money than you ever will in five life times. Eat your heart out!!

  • SeXy-Red-Snake

    Thought Heidi was the poster girl of the successful interracial couple..oh well

  • nancy

    Really shocked at this one, they were pictured together happily in December only, really weird!
    But these celebrity marriages are a joke seriously!, they have everything in life, still they just pop out kids and ruin their life.

  • SeXy-Red-Snake

    That means Brangelina is next! They have been forcing themselves down our throats lately at every Film event..

  • llws88

    Tis the season for divorcing!

  • Jude

    Oh noo..

  • vool

    A marriage should not just be the declaration of present love but the promise of future love!!! That’s what you call commitment!

  • Zoe Moon

    Noooooooo! I was hoping that they would work it out. I love these two people.

  • LadyB

    They really irritated me with their over the top not just one but two halloween parties last year. With four children, planning halloween parites, wedding every year, when did they ever have to make things work?

  • flyonthewall

    Wow! The way she brags about Seal proposing to her on a snow filled mountaintop etc.etc.every chance she gets. They’ve got 4 kids, 3 are theirs and one she was pregnant with when she met Seal. She also brags that when she met Seal she noticed his”package”. Really? And we” continue to love each other very much”. Bull! What about “respecting” and loving your own children?
    Heidi and Seal renewed their wedding vows yearly and threw lavish parties.Maybe they both should have stayed home and spent time with their children. Just a thought.
    Another couple that always ACTS happy, like these two, is Brangelina. I agree they’re next.They’re doing far too much posturing!

  • Viv

    I think they go to so many lavish parties and are around such beautiful people, there’s too much temptation everywhere and they can’t help themselves. Even if they do not cheat if they have just a little trouble instead of workin on it they think they can easily meet someone else.

  • omd

    @Liam K: while i’ve learned to like her personality, when she first started on project runway, i was thinking, “what does heidi klum have to do with fashion?” she was never really a supermodel (in the runway fashion sense) – she just did lingerie and swimsuits. and you’re also right about seal. sucks for them though.

  • wow

    Kim Kardashian started a new trend in Hollywood, I see.

  • niki

    OMG

  • Basha

    No need to bash Seal. He seems like a solid artist.
    Maybe kiss from a rose is he only song by him u know but that doesn’t mean he’s a fail.
    I don’t define success by Billboard top 40 status bec a lot of what’s radio played and mass consumed is utter crap (see all of Katy Perry’s #1s).

  • Fox mulder

    No need to bash Heidi either.
    Shes doing far more than plenty others that get press that do zero – see Brody jenner, the kardashians, MTV teen moms, bacherolette contestants, Kate gosselin, the list goes on and on. God this is a sad society..

  • try some common sense

    Brad and Angelina are attending award events they have been nominated for or honored with awards just like Clooney and his latest girl are and all the other celebs being honored by the industry. So of course you see them a lot lately, and they act happy to be together as they always have been when out in public. Brad is nominated for the SAG award next week so you will see them again and also for the BAFTAS, and Angelina’s film will be premiering in Europe next month. So they will be seen a lot over the next couple of months like all the other celebs being honored in award season.

    Seal and Heidi were apart too much the last couple of years. She became a workaholic earning that money while she can which I applaud, and he began touring all the time. They were not seen like they once were other than with their kids from time to time. Heidi also talked too much in too great detail about their private life I think. Maybe having 4 kids so quickly was not what Seal wanted, and he and Heidi were not in agreement about that. Maybe they became totally miserable with each other and decided to end things rather than battle everyday.

    For whatever reason they have split. I wish them well and especially hope the kids are OK. Celebs may have money but that does not mean they have some easy life with no problems.

  • gigi

    Next .. Angelina and Brat Pit want to bet??

  • Violet

    If maybe Kevin bacon and kyra Sedgwick broke up I’d be shocked. Tom and Rita. Steven and Kate. Seal & heidi? Not so much.

  • just guessing

    If I were one to speculate, then Will and Jada or Goop and Chris Martin will be the next to split.

    I hope not but………………………………………

    Much better to break up than be miserable and lying to one’s self all the time.

  • PAMELA

    after this for me every single couple of Hollywood are a FREAKING JOKE!!!!!!!!

  • Jacinda

    Steven Spielberg & Kate capshaw been tog for 28 years! Damn they look great! They don’t even look that old where ud think they’d be married that long!

  • truth be told

    @Jacinda:

    And Steven divorced his first wife just like Tom Hanks did for the loves of their lives. Divorce is not the end of the world people! Life is not some pretty ribbon gift wrapped up forever box.

  • Jalen

    @just guessing: Chris Martin is really cold to
    his wife so I’d have to agree with that.

  • Rafe

    @Violet: Nice list. There’s hope. But it’s rare.

  • Rob

    Who names their kid Lou? That’s really random.

  • Sensitive

    Tmz broke the story, not People.

  • jack

    ooh get u! actually get a life luv. protecting celebs and heralding them for have more money than others. she probably does have more money that liam k but i bet he’s works a 1000 times harder than her if hes just in a regular 9to5 job.

    why people like u are actually look up to idiots like klum and then feel u need to protect them from comments they will never read is frankly a disturbing indictment of the celeb culture

    for what its worth and its not much cos its just my opinion, klum is just a girl whose only talent was that she looked good in a bikini. if u think thats worthy of earnlng more than someone does in “5 lifetimes” as u put it and taunt them about it then u really need to get a life u sad sad sad little woman.

  • Grey

    Why do you blame marriage? It’s Hollywood actors who made “marriage” look like a JOKE! We hear for months about their wedding preparitions, then for months about their divorce processes. To be honest, I always thought Heidi and Seal will last long.

  • urbania

    i´m not shocked at all…when people constantly are saying that they are “HAPPY” and LOVE EACH OTHER till death..etc in public..íts clearly just for publicity and a certain image..
    if you are really happy and in love you dont need to put on such a show!

    so the next split is .BRANGELINA—they are also constantly selling their privacy and try so hard to create a “we are so in love”image.
    so obvious

  • Taylor

    I liked these two, I thought they had it made…but who really knows. I’m waiting for LeAnn and Eddie to call it quits. Please oh please.

  • Bella

    Working on their marriage means they have to bring up time to work things out. But both don’t have time, they work like crazy without a break. They should stop for a moment and stay still. And not be a judge on “The Voice” in England or Australia, stop doing hundreds of commercials in the US or Germany and not search again for “Germanys Next Top Model”. Nobody wants to see the show here instead i would prefer to see her and Seal going to a family therapy.

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