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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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97 Responses to “Heidi Klum & Seal Split”

  1. 1
    vool Says:

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

  2. 2
    Bexter Says:

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

  3. 3
    Alicia Says:

    OMG WHAT??

  4. 4
    Asha Says:

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

  5. 5
    Cookie_Monster Says:

    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

  6. 6
    Stephanie Says:

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

  7. 7
    vool Says:

    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).

  8. 8
    Andrea Says:

    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.

  9. 9
    Blue Lagoon Says:

    “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

  10. 10
    UGH Says:

    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.

  11. 11
    bkjoe Says:

    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

  12. 12
    All Says:

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

  13. 13
    jo Says:

    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

  14. 14
    kikay Says:

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

  15. 15
    bruno Says:

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

  16. 16
    3 Says:

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

  17. 17
    risa Says:

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

  18. 18
    lauren Says:

    @vool: THIS THIS THIS!!

  19. 19
    susan Says:

    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!!

  20. 20
    SeXy-Red-Snake Says:

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

  21. 21
    nancy Says:

    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.

  22. 22
    SeXy-Red-Snake Says:

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

  23. 23
    llws88 Says:

    Tis the season for divorcing!

  24. 24
    Jude Says:

    Oh noo..

  25. 25
    vool Says:

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

  26. 26
    Zoe Moon Says:

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

  27. 27
    LadyB Says:

    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?

  28. 28
    flyonthewall Says:

    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!

  29. 29
    Viv Says:

    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.

  30. 30
    omd Says:

    @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.

  31. 31
    wow Says:

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

  32. 32
    niki Says:

    OMG

  33. 33
    Basha Says:

    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).

  34. 34
    Fox mulder Says:

    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..

  35. 35
    try some common sense Says:

    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.

  36. 36
    gigi Says:

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

  37. 37
    Violet Says:

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

  38. 38
    just guessing Says:

    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.

  39. 39
    PAMELA Says:

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

  40. 40
    Jacinda Says:

    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!

  41. 41
    truth be told Says:

    @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.

  42. 42
    Jalen Says:

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

  43. 43
    Rafe Says:

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

  44. 44
    Rob Says:

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

  45. 45
    Sensitive Says:

    Tmz broke the story, not People.

  46. 46
    jack Says:

    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.

  47. 47
    Grey Says:

    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.

  48. 48
    urbania Says:

    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

  49. 49
    Taylor Says:

    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.

  50. 50
    Bella Says:

    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.

  51. 51
    ale Says:

    nooooooooo poor poor children :-( i seriously thought they were going to last..sad news :-(

  52. 52
    REALLY Says:

    lol, so with that logic if you look miserable in public you’re going to split and if you look happy in public you’re going to split,lol,where were you pyshics when pitt was married to the tv girl,lol,i think you guys had pitt and aniston living to death do you part and popping out kids,NOT, move on every year they have brad and angie splitting and they have OUTLAST 90 percent of the couples in hollywood,lol

  53. 53
    wren Says:

    I thought TMZ reported this first…..regardless, she was making big bucks of late, and he less. The claims are his partying and temper broke them up. I’m sure he might have had some issues surrounding a mid life crisis, her success being part of it. Life changes, and I bet they work to keep the kids happy and safe. When you have as much money as they do, staying together for the kids sake seems pointless.

  54. 54
    lylian Says:

    @wren:
    .
    >>>>>>>>>>>
    .
    I have to disagree with the view that “When you have as much money as they do, staying together for the kids sake seems pointless.”
    .
    I think it’s not pointless for parents to work at their marital relationship for the sake of their kids.
    .
    Kids always suffer when their parents split up. Of course, parents who hate each other are also going to affect their children badly. But my point rather is: Kids should be ONE of the MOST IMPORTANT reasons why parents should work harder at keeping their marriage healthy.
    .

  55. 55
    huggy bear Says:

    halle berry is next as soon as dark tide come out leave Angelina and Brat Pit alone

  56. 56
    Michele Says:

    Why bring Brad and Angelina into the death of this marriage. They don’t spend weeks away from each other. They are pretty much always together. Heidi and Seal LoVed to go on about how wonderful and great their love and marriage was….not so much, eh? Next up, paltrow and martin. Will and Jada ain’t breaking up.

  57. 57
    Jess Says:

    The seven year itch… some people work through it, some give up.

  58. 58
    SnOOKIE Says:

    she just needed a sperm donor and a father for her first child
    heidi is a fame and money obsessed ugly german ho
    the poor kids

  59. 59
    tired Says:

    I feel sorry for him too. He seemed a really nice guy for her. She’ll pay for this.

  60. 60
    Natile Says:

    How could this happen? This was one of the breakups that I expected to last forever… Is marriage a dieing instution? Do anyone even believe in the ” until death do we part”?

  61. 61
    Courtney Says:

    some people just aren’t meant to be married and since they didn’t make it to ten years they don’t have to split everything 50/50. besides he’s her second husband and her first daughter Helene isn’t his biologically

  62. 62
    sal Says:

    =[

  63. 63
    [~Fug Face Man!ston~] Says:

    …shiit happens.

  64. 64
    Moi Says:

    A real shame. :-(

  65. 65
    DarkEmpress Says:

    @Bella:

    You are 100% right. I dont know everything seal does but in the last year heidi has two maternity lines for pea in the pod, a jewellery line and a tv show about kids. Even without kids where would you find time for your partner.

  66. 66
    Elena Says:

    Well I was starting to get sick of them whóring themselves out on the red carpet, and they are never nominated for ANYTHING!

    Oh well, Heidi will still manage to turn up alone. She was at the bloody Golden Globes last week.

  67. 67
    nev Says:

    soooooooooo dad….nobody wants to try anymore…even with kids involved.

  68. 68
    rosie Says:

    i am literally crying about this. i always liked them together and i am soooo worried about the kids and how thei’re gonna take it. i just wish them all the best.

  69. 69
    nina Says:

    After Tim/Susan 21 years, Courteney/David 11 years, Now Seal/Heidi 7 years & MAYBE Johnny/Vanessa wow the the longest stories in Hollywood ending…Too bas love them together

    For me the real couple with real love was Patrick Swayze (RIP) & her wife Lisa <3

  70. 70
    Sex Based Says:

    Their relationship was based on sex and Seal was a rebound.

    This is not a surprise.

  71. 71
    Jenna Says:

    And this is surprising…how??? They’ve overdone it. It’s sad but they’ve had it coming.

  72. 72
    ljh Says:

    They had a loving, loyal marriage and still love each other. So they are getting divorced. What???

  73. 73
    ellie' Says:

    So saddened ..Really thought Heidi & Seal had real special relationship..

  74. 74
    Yvonne Says:

    This is very sad news, I’m surprised to say the least….. I think she is selling her marriage short and should stick it out…. People say we’ve grown apart, in 50+ marriages you dont think they grow apart…. or the woman may say oh but I dont love him anymore, well sweetie what makes you think his in love with you… but his sticking it out…. we cant be in love 24/7 everyday there’s seasons of life , and you have to make the choice to stick it out….. I went to a Seal concert and wow I was amazed how he loved his wife and respected her!! Woman were yelling take off your shirt and he wouldnt he said I’m a married man!!! But she will parade naked before anyone for the attention……

  75. 75
    tia Says:

    I worked on my 11 yr marriage to a man who had a bad temper ontill i finally left with my children and started anew.
    Seal is known for his temper,or anger issues,watch later when Heidi tells the truth it will have everything to do with God knows what she put up with for ‘image’. I know i did it too. She won’t tell all onless she deccides to write a book but angry abusive men we lie for is a problem we create for ourselves. We too had an enviable marriage to our large social circle.
    They could not believe when we separated. In the end i told the truth.

    I am remarried 25 yrs this past aug to a man who wouldn;t know how to mentally or physcially abuse a women and i couldn’t be happier.
    Try all you want but if they can’t keep that anger in check you as a women become a very good makeup artist covering up the bruises that you lie to ppl about , saying things like i walked into the door etc.

    If it’s his anger she is better off without him. There are plenty of men out there who do not abuse.

  76. 76
    observer Says:

    @wren: Seven years esp with 4 kids hardly indicates trying to work out the issues through good marriage counselling for example, which celebs can afford unlike the rest of us.

    Read a few articles about couples that were married 50 years or more and they will tell you they were madly in love for a certain number of years, survived some infidelity, hated each other at times, fell back in love a few times and were happy to be together in the end. Though yes not all couples of that era are happy, just the grin and bear it crowd. When you see the husband or wife visiting their spouse with Alzheimer every day in a nursing home, does that kind of love and devotion exist anymore?

    If you split at the first sign of issues you are not working on your marriage and I doubt most couples today really give it the good shot because they have an easy out, esp celebrities who are used to instant gratification and they have other options because they have money and beauty.

    That said I too thought this was a couple that would defy the celebrity odds guess not. I wondered why Heidi was dressing so badly lately.

  77. 77
    Catharine Says:

    So the mags nailed it by saying Seal was running around and abusive. Sometimes they are right.

    My aunt had it all and left it all behind . WHA!!
    Now her teens see more of their Dad then ever before.
    It took her a long time to talk about their separation and divorce while she went for therapy. Life goes on. My Aunt made sure the kids had a very stable home. Heidi will have to do the same for her children.
    With the divorce rate being over 60 % no matter who you are i am not shocked. Altho there was no need for the showy image,
    I do wish them well.

  78. 78
    Tina Says:

    I have been happily married for the past seven years. I will never lose faith in the wonderful union of Marriage that God created. The problem is that celebrities don’t take marriage seriously there first choice is always divorce. They never seem to seek counseling.So please the word of God says Marriage is honorable and the bed undefiled. Celebrities need to stop playing around with Marriage.

  79. 79
    ahem Says:

    Heidi had ought to keep her snarky comments about others to herself, seems she forgot to worry about her own relationship and family…too busy running her mouth about others.

    A lot of that going around, no?

  80. 80
    Syaer Says:

    @Grey: It’s not hollywood. The divorce rate among regular folk is 50 percent.

  81. 81
    Love the shoes Says:

    @jo: Johnny and Vanessa AREN’T brokenup. PEOPLE had a serious slow news week that slapped that rumor on the cover. Seal & Heidi? Something else is up there but what? They were just hugged up and loving at Christmas! I digress. Johnny and Vanessa have not split.

  82. 82
    reeven Says:

    @vool: AMEN!

  83. 83
    jane Says:

    Grown apart, really? What their statement really means is that one of them has met someone else and wants out.

  84. 84
    haha Says:

    no white girl is crazy enough to stay married to a black man that long. who was she kidding?

  85. 85
    Amanda Says:

    @observer:

    I think that’s ridiculous. Infidelity is grounds for divorce. Why would you stay with someone you can’t trust? You should have more respect for yourself.

  86. 86
    commentariat Says:

    LOL. Knew this wouldn’t last. They put on a hell of show for their fans, though. Wedding ceremonies, Halloween parties, red carpet, reality shows. She had the nerve to comment on Angelina’s big family meanwhile, she’s the one who’s been knocked up more. Maybe this means we won’t see her for a while.

  87. 87
    It's not the Institution... Says:

    It’s the people. When you can be alone and stay sane, find something to do to make yourself happy without looking to your spouse to entertain you 24/7, you will be a person with inner peace who can exist peacefully with another person. People who need lots of excitement (like BRANGELINA) are generally poorer candidates. They get bored and blame their loved one. If Brad Pitt were not in different countries constantly, making movies, going to Hollywood events, schmoozing, he probably would be divorced from Jolie before now. Jolie lives a fast-paced, busy, full life, and together, they are doing a lot of stuff all the time. Family life is their priority. Also, Jolie doesn’t spend a lot of time with other people. You never even see her eating lunch with a “friend.” Her socializing is related to business. I’m sure neither one of them will do something to jeopardize the family… like going on a long tour and spending time away from each other and the kids. Brangelina can’t even “attempt” to get bored right now. The challenge will be later on, when all that dies down and they are just sitting, looking at each other for long periods of time — without all the kids. I think Brad especially needs inspiration from outside himself. He’s not very self motivated imo.

  88. 88
    haha Says:

    @It’s not the Institution…: WTF are you talking about? This post is about Heidi and Seal, not Brad and Angelina. Are you high, drunk or stupid? Perhaps all three?

  89. 89
    Henrietta Hippo Says:

    I believe Seal has cheated.. or is about to. That big guy. I’m sure he is still chock full of testosterone. And he’s touring with women vying for his attention? Hah! Heidi has had four kids in a short time, and she doesn’t strike me as a sex goddess. She’s beautiful and I like her personality, but she’s probably tired of trying to keep him satisfied. It’s just hard to please men anyhow. Women have to have babies, raise them half the time, work, cook, clean the house, have sex when they don’t want it, pretend their husband is ALL THAT!!! Women have to do a lot nowadays, and frankly, I don’t believe it is worth it. I married once and that was enough. I will NOT be marrying again. Men are too needy and when you’re not married to them, they are more generous and romantic.

  90. 90
    It's not the Institution... Says:

    Haha… Oh Shut up! I can say whatever I want to say here. Free Board. You must be one of those Brangelina freaks who can’t read any criticisms of the HOLY ONES! You’re ridiculous and a lunatic. If you don’t like it, LEAVE!

  91. 91
    Nita Says:

    Brad and Angelina will not divorce bc they’re not married.. They’re good for at least another 10 years or so.

  92. 92
    M Says:

    Nobody’s perfect. I think Heidi and Seal are couragous to divorce because it’s better to apart and be happy than together and unhappy. I think a split is a little bad moment for a long good moment.
    There are couples who are together without love, which continue to stay together just for the popularity and makes fake interviews on magazines Elle, Vogue, Bazaar… Are pathetic.
    I think Seal and Heidi are not pathetic, they’re loyal and honest, it’s good for them and their kids.

  93. 93
    Valentine's day Says:

    They know that after divorce they’ll become more popular and demanded, so why not to do so? They have nothing to lose.

  94. 94
    Miapocca Says:

    @tia:

    Sorry about your first marriage, glad you are happily remarried now.

    It takes two to make a marriage work or fall apart…sometime people make it work for the wrong reason and some break up for the right reasons.

    Do not generalize your experience to every divorce. So far as I am aware SEAL is a sweetheart. Sometimes overprotective but haven’t heard any previous GFs coming out to say anything bad, and he even dated Tyra Banks and another German model/actress who was also pregnant already when he met her..

    History usually repeats itself so if he is abusive, it would have already come up, maybe America is just now getting to know Seal but he has been in the business long before Heidi took her first Bikini pic.

    Divorce is horrible especially for the children who are going to have to adjust through the inability of their parents to remain married

    I wish the children much resilience to get through the reshuffling and hopefully limited future uncles and aunties..:)

  95. 95
    eek Says:

    How did Seal ever stand that irritating TYRA BANKS! Yuck. I dont believe any man will want to marry her. Her attitude is just so fake!

  96. 96
    Maksio Says:

    Next… Jessica Alba and Cash Warren. They look miserable together

  97. 97
    jj Says:

    i just wish Heidi and Seal would have stayed together instead Heidi decided to FORNICATE with the help SMDH!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2shVYzWYfTE

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