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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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  • eat me

    i’m in love with them and i felt really sad when i hear the news:(:(:(… Maybe they needed space to figure out things and i’m really hoping this two will be together again…. Seal your a amazing guy your a man with dignity and respectable person how i wish all the man in the world like you….. heidi is a very lucky woman….

  • Steve Jones

    This is really said… they are a great couple. I think it is all her fault, he seems like a great guy. Very said for the children.

  • anon

    Seal did an amazing job tugging at them old heartstrings and Heidi is being quiet trying to find the best divorce lawyer money can buy.

    Seal is known for his volatile temp,
    even if she is a bit.c.her and thats known outside the marriage . So what’s going on behind closed doors? Probably lots and enough to break up a marriage no matter how pretty his words.

    Seals a big charmer he reeled the majority of the women in with his staged lines. Do you really think this man doesnt know what he is doing? Does he make any sense? Notice his Lady Love is not talking
    Put two and two together and that might make more sense.
    The man got what he wanted , you fell for his line of Bull and thats all he wanted from his audience, He accomplished what he set out to do. Get Real! No judge will fall for this line of crap no matter how sweet it sounds.
    A judge will want the facts and at this point we don’t even know what condition Heidi Klum is in no matter whether she is a or not.
    LOL Looks like Ellen didn’t fall for his mushy lines either.
    A volitile tempered man behind closed doors is an abusive man,
    doesnt mean he cant be a charmer at the same time.

  • hi

    I guarantee you one of them was a shock as Seal says, sudden..This means they didn’t grow apart but someone cheated and the other can’t tolerate that. This usually happens when people are very much in love and one of them makes a mistake. Hope they can forgive and get back together.

  • Sex Based

    Seal was probably interested in Heidi’s money as well as her looks. He sounds a bit disingenuous to me. I’m not buying it.

  • http://none blondie

    If ANY man insisted on spanking our children,
    I would ask for a divorce.

    I think this might be the case.

    Spanking and being seperated and disrupting
    the pattern that has been set in mud,
    while you were away.

    Also, if I wanted the wearing of protection during
    intimate sessions, and he did not, I would ask for a
    divorce, after four kids.

  • Damsel Jane

    An evil-tempered man and cold-hearted woman. Yeah, that was a marriage made in heaven.

  • wiseywin


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  • ellie’

    I watched the show today and Seal is one classy man..I still hope they can work it out..

  • haha

    @not me: Classy man? I don’t think so. A man who talks about such a personal issue as divorce on national TV 2 days after it became public is just being desperate for attention. Especially, they have 4 little children. Their marriage was never sacred, so why would their divorce be sacred?

  • Lette

    I’m stunned at all the “classy” of seal comments on here;. they’re just words; we don’t know how he treated this woman behind closed doors; if he’s all that great, i doubt the mother of his children would be seeking a divorce;

  • Eden

    nobody throws around the ‘divorce’ claim and makes a mockery out of marriage like hollywood. what a silly pr stunt, seal. man up and keep your woman you love and is the mother of your children priority. there are normal people in this world who have been together for over half their life back and forth to make it work but never do they waste time with the ‘divorce’.

  • anon

    Oh Brother a real schmooze artist and women are saying ohh isn’t he lovely. Bwhahahahah. btw,, he knew you would, He practised this for a week.

    Heidi is watching this thinking you silly woman. Do you want him?

    He’s available as in ‘free’ after i man up and give him spousal monthly payments. This is a financial headache.

    There is a sucker born every day.

  • Dreamer

    Go to bed. You still want Brad Pitt to come along riding on a white horse to pick up your Jen.

    It ain’t happening silly drawers. Now put your big girl panties on
    and get over all the hidden secret fairy tales re: this crazy scmuck too.

  • JoD

    Oh come on. He was mean to her, she’s had it, and now he regrets and tries to get her back by publicly wooing her while expecting her to share things from her side – which may not be pretty. He is just paving the ground with roses so that his fall will be softer once Heidi starts telling her side. She is a classy one too. But if he keeps pretending everything was oh so great and he is the best husband she could ever wish for, he risks that she’ll spill stuff he might want nobody to know. She doesn’t want a divorce for fun with four kids.

  • Shae

    Save the marriage! You have 4 wonderful reasons why to (the Kids). Whatever happend to Forgiveness or Marriage Therapy? Huh? And they can afford it.

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  • Love the shoes

    Ridiculous. They threw in the towel because it was so much easier than actually put the hard work in. I don’t know what happened but I don’t have alot of respect for them not leaving every and any stone unturned in keeping their family together. Their hands should be bloody and raw from fighting against whats breaking them up. Unless there was abuse, there is no excuse that I can find for “this particular couple.” Not every relationship should continue, but this one not doing so makes no sense to me. I am deeply disappointed in them and feel seriously bad for their kids.

  • Love the shoes

    @JoD: I see you’ve had your nose in the tabs again. Provide one legit link,photo, NAMED source that gives your clams creedance and you get an apology from me asap. Supposition and assumption do not count. Give undeniable tangible proof.

  • Manny

    What a class act Seal is. Heidi Klum, thanks for turning this sexy beast loose for us women of the world…

  • Alex

    He deserves the best. Please Heidi, reconsider… You won’t find a man better than this guy and he’s the father of your children. Work it out…

  • T Mack

    None of you have a clue who Seal is behind closed doors. I’m sure Klum had good reasons for leaving. My own father was a chameleon. To the public he was a well spoken, respectable businessman and everyone that knew him loved him. At home he was a raging monster whose rants could last literally all night. Seal seems to be a nice guy. But you just never know. Stop judging Heidi.

  • Tony

    My heart goes for the couple. This marriage will work again. Please talk to yourselves.

  • toobadforseal

    i feel so bad for the guy….you can’t really go up from divorcing a supermodel.