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Seal Opens Up About Heidi Klum Divorce on 'Ellen'

Seal Opens Up About Heidi Klum Divorce on 'Ellen'

Seal waves hello to the audience while making an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing Tuesday (January 24).

“I think we were shocked. You go into these things with the greatest intentions when you say ‘I do’ and you say ’til death do us part.’ Those vows hold value. They are not just words… You try and you work through it and the thing that you quickly realize when you are married and you become a parent you do the best that you can. It makes you actually appreciate your parents a lot more. The thing that I’m most proud about this great woman who married (and I really do mean that from the bottom of my heart), is that together she has given me four incredible gifts…four beautiful children [Leni, Henry, Johan, and Lou]. She still, in my opinion, the most wonderful woman in the world. I think our priority was to remain civil and do this thing with dignity. We still very much love each other,” the 48-year-old singer said to host Ellen about his recent divorce announcement from Heidi Klum. “To say that neither of us were grieving would be an out and out lie (and I don’t mind telling you that). I think the operative here is that we are civil to each other and we both have a tremendous amount of respect and love and we try and do this with as much dignity as we possibly can.”

Seal also commented on his wedding ring, which he still wore on his finger.

“Yes, I am still wearing my ring. I think it’s just pretty much a token of how I feel about this woman. We have eight years. Eight wonderful years together. Just because we have decided to separate doesn’t necessarily mean you take off your ring and you’re no longer connected to that person. We will be connected in many ways ‘til the rest of our lives…. though our children and also through this tremendous admiration, respect and love that we have for each other,” Seal said.

“Will we wear the ring for the rest of our lives? Who knows? But right now it feels really comfortable on my hand so I have intentions of taking it off anytime soon.”

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# 1

Call me cynical but I think they can work it out.

# 2

So….why not stay together and try to make it work!? Seems so obvious. Work on it guys!

# 3

seriously he is just one of the classiest men EVER

# 4

I really wish they’d work it out. Come on Heidi. Take a break from endorsing every single t shirt and reconnect with Seal. He seems like a lovely man. Very handsome too.

# 5

C’mon Seal! Woo her again .Send her flowers, cakes and write her beautiful songs!

# 6
l0nely-girl @ 01/23/2012 at 10:48 pm

I hope they reconcile! Wouldn’t that be something spectacular for us and for the rest of Hollywood!

# 7

Something is very hinky here. Wish the media would stop spreading stories about Seal. It’s obvious no one on the outside knows what’ going on and they are not saying. IN the absence of all true info, the media is doing what they do best…making up cr-ap.

# 8
melissa scully @ 01/23/2012 at 10:52 pm

oh no. sounds like he got dumped?

# 9
Marie Martell @ 01/23/2012 at 10:52 pm

Wow.. What an amazing man to say such nice things.. yes, I agree work this out..

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That’s the sexiest break up response ever. I mean, seriously, he was so kind and classy and thoughtful in every word he used… Who knows what went on with them, but that was quite lovely. It’s too bad it didn’t work out.

What beautiful things to say about an Ex. Classy man!!

Marie Martell @ 01/23/2012 at 11:06 pm

@Ryleabits:

I totally agree with u!!

i am the least sentimental person in the world but im about to cry for people i dont even know. he seems like a great man..

oh god who wrote this speech..nicholas sparks?

Then why are they getting divorced? Something is off

I’m so confused. He sounds like he still loves Heidi and wants to be with her so WHY are they getting a divorce? He even said that he WANTS to wear his wedding ring. I don’t get it! That has to be the most romantic statement I’ve ever read. I’m not even a fan, so I don’t know what happened, but really that statement made me all emotional

FYI, Seal’s new album is coming out tomorrow…

AmberWaves @ 01/23/2012 at 11:40 pm

You can grow apart and not get along, and still love and respect someone. You grow in different directions. You don’t want to inflict pain or to be in conflict. That is what I am hearing. They are both decent people and they will always have love and respect for one another as people. They are not enemies.

Perhaps Heidi is tired of supporting this man. She’s the bread winner in the family and her career is hauling in millions. They are in California and she will be paying him spousal support. If I were her lawyer I’d say divorce him now because the longer they stay married if they still divorce she’ll be giving him half her earnings.

wow. great job with the transcript jj. why don’t you try reading stuff through, not typing it up once, before you post it.

Their marriage sounds pretty wonderful. Why divorce?

@tvcon: I’m hoping they do. I’m not a fan of either but I’ve always been in awe of their beautiful relationship. It saddens me to hear about this. By the way, I thought it was just a separation, now it’s a full-on divorce?

not intending to sound like a jerk, but honestly, when someone lays it on that thick, it sounds to me like they were the one who broke it off, and also that they did something wrong (i.e. cheating). good people do bad things, and that’s my take on his response here

Can’t believe I’m saying a divorce statement sounds romantic but it does. Very classy of Seal.

hey all really come on now.
think about it.
all his flowery romantic words but theyre separating/getting a divorce.
it’s a contradiction.
obv it is not a “wonderful marriage” at all.
maybe it’s a one-sided break up.

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