‘We Have Grown Apart’: Heidi Klum and Seal Confirm the End of Their Seven-Year Marriage

Alanah Eriksen, Daily Mail (London), January 23

Heidi Klum and Seal have confirmed the end of their seven-year marriage in a joint statement.

Reports emerged on Saturday that the pair were to divorce amid claims the supermodel was fed up with her husband’s ‘hard partying’.

However, in an official statement this morning, the couple blamed their split on ‘growing apart’.

The statement read: ‘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.

‘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.’

After marrying at Seal’s beachfront home in Mexico in 2005, Seal and Klum kept their promise to renew their vows every year on their  anniversary with their close friends and family.

They have three children together—Henry, six, Johan, five, and Lou, two—as well as Miss Klum’s daughter Leni, seven, from a previous relationship with Italian businessman Flavio Briatore.

And the tension in their relationship is believed to have started when the pair holidayed with their three children in Ibiza in August.

A source told the Sunday Mirror: ‘They were always the couple everybody strived to be but lately it all started to change. Seal seems to have been partying a lot more often than usual.

‘When they had their holiday in Ibiza last summer, Seal hit it hard, was out at clubs and with his friends a lot and Heidi was left with their kids trying to enjoy herself. The cracks were appearing and everybody was talking during that trip. He seemed off the rails.’

The insider added: ‘They’ve spent a lot of time apart too on work assignments and that hasn’t helped matters.

‘Then when Seal came back to the UK to do promotional work for his next album, he seemed sleepy and not with it on shows like Loose Women, when he was very late for his appearance.’

And a source told The Sun today: ‘The marriage ended months ago in reality. They rarely saw each other and it wouldn’t be unusual for them to go months without spending any real quality time together. Ships that pass in the night would be an overstatement.’

Further claims suggested that it was Seal’s temper which led to the split, with a source telling TMZ.com that the singer’s ‘inability to control his temper’ had a large part in the decision.

German-born Heidi, 38, is reportedly expected to file papers at Los Angeles’ County Superior Court this week citing ‘irreconcilable differences’.

Seal, 48—real name Seal Henry Samuel—left a cryptic message posted on his Twitter page on Friday that read: ‘The End.’

The message was attached to a picture that appeared to show the star’s forearm bearing an imprint of a set of wings—a possible reference to Miss Klum’s role as a Victoria’s Secret winged ‘Angel’ model.

The split paves the way for a multi-million-pound divorce battle between the golden couple.

Heidi, one of the world’s most in-demand models, is reported to have earned more than £12 million in the past year alone.

Seal, who is best known for his Kiss From A Rose single, has sold more than 20 million albums and won three Brit Awards and three Grammys in a career spanning 20 years.

The couple own a home in Mexico and an £8.4 million mansion in Los Angeles. Yesterday there was no sign of them at the LA house, which is set in an exclusive gated community in Mandeville Canyon, in the Hollywood Hills.

Their neighbours include Hollywood actor Ben Affleck and actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.

On Wednesday, Seal was in London to pre-record a performance of his new single Backstabbers for Jonathan Ross’s ITV chat show, which was broadcast on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, Miss Klum was alone as she attended the Golden Globes awards in Hollywood last Sunday.

News of the split comes just weeks after the couple posed, apparently happily, for a photo on a skiing holiday in Colorado.

On December 26 Miss Klum posted a picture on Twitter of the couple on the slopes in Aspen with the caption, ‘Sun and Snow and  @Seal’. Miss Klum divorced her first husband, stylist Ric Pipino after five years together in 2002 and met Seal a year later in 2003.

At the time she had just split from  Formula 1 billionaire Briatore.

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  • Anonymous

    Is anybody really surprised by this?. Heidi is an attractive caucasian, and seal..er..isn’t. I have also seen a picture of their half-caste baby boy, and I’ve seen better looking fully black kids – at least they look normal! Inter-racial marriage and miscegenation doesn’t work for anybody, and there should be laws against it.

    • Anonymous

      You don’t want to give that type of authority to the state.  It’s none of the state’s business who individuals decide to be with.  Just like it’s none of the state’s business to push pro-miscegenation and diversity propaganda.  Left alone, people choose to mix with their own kind. 

      • Anonymous

        I guess we need to legalize incest. BTW I wonder when Heidi compared her one white child to her Mulatto children that maybe she figured marrying a black guy just because of his large genitals was not such a good idea.

        • Anonymous

          If we kept everything separate like we should, we wouldn’t need such laws. We should also crack down on the media for promoting diversity and other harmful messages.

      • To Jerrybear:
        Right on!! No one has the right to interfer with two consenting adults. Thanks.
        By the way David Bowie and beautiful Somalian Model , Iman, have been happily married for more than 20 years plus have two nice looking children. Look it up under google. Bye for now!!

      • Anonymous

        You are right that it is not the state’s business to push pro-miscegenation and diversity propoganda; this is sadly what is happening today, even in our schools, especially the diversity and multi-culti cult – and miscegenation is a natural progression from that insidious agenda.  You also say that left alone people choose to mix with their own kind – well, MOST people will choose to mix with people of their own kind MOST of the time. But the fact is, some people will choose to mix with people NOT of their own kind, at least some of the time. Heidi and Seal are proof of this. So, the question is: are you serious about preserving your own race, or not?. Are you a Libertarian on this issue, or a Conservative?. I detect a libertarian instinct on your part regarding this, judging by your response. I agree with much of what Libertarianism has to say, but only on Econimc issues – low tax, free trade, right to bear arms and the like. The fact is, if you are serious about preserving your own race, and therefore culture, and everything else that goes with it, you HAVE to be a Conservative on this issue – there is no middle ground.  It may sound authoritarian (probably IS authoritarian) for the state to dictate to it’s citizens what race an individual citizen may choose to be a spouse, but you either want to preserve your race, or you don’t. So, what if a white western woman wanted to marry a black african, what is the correct response of the state?. It would be something like “We can’t stop you from marrying that black man, but if you do, you will have to go and live with him in HIS country, not ours!”. If a state was authoritarian in this way as regards to whom an individual could be partnered to, but was economically Libertarian, and had full respect for democracy for the ingigenous, and HOMOGENOUS population, that to me would be very acceptable, So, do you want to preserve your race, or not?.

  • Anonymous

    I just heard a guy on TV say that when it’s all over, Seal’s going clubbing.

  • Anonymous

    Further claims suggested that it was Seal’s temper which led to the split, with a source telling TMZ.com that the singer’s ‘inability to control his temper’ had a large part in the decision.

    I was checking other news sources and the issue of Seal’s temper is a common theme (though to be fair, such claims could all come from one, common source).

    50% of US marriages end in divorce but the shortness of entertainer marriages seem to set speed records and are often repeated (apparently, these people aren’t smart enough to learn anything along the way or stop for personal introspection).

    This relationship has long been portrayed as a fairytale romance as was Tiger Wood’s. What these entertainment couples never seem to consider is their children who are always the innocent victims of the bad behavior of adults. 

  • Bardon Kaldian

    Entertainment peoples’ divorce is a news ? Wow.
    B.t.w., AA forum topix is abuzz over the theme. 700-800-… comments
    so far.
    Yeah, poor (Black) guy, another case of (WW) exploitation, seems to be the coalescing consensus. Just- for years libtards & Black supremacists exulted over perceived Black (sensual, sexual, physical) “superiority”, the prime example being this marriage.

    Now this “proof” goes with the wind.  Or whimper.

  • I guess this is where we say “I told you so”.
    They were together for seven years, in a relationship built on lust and jungle fever, when they met when she was already heavily pregnant (which is pretty trashy in itself). 
    Then after seven years of loudly projecting their ‘strong love’ to the world, she is now going to be left alone to raise her three Bantu children, who look nothing like her and would not look out of place clinging to the side of a refugee boat (see pic).
    I remember her saying that she was originally attracted to him because “he was a real man” or something to that effect, she forgot to add the qualifier “he was a real black man”, this might have saved her some trouble.
    The amount of comments that this story is generating on other news sites is disturbing, there are a lot of depressed air heads out there who are currently in disbelief, this shows the power that the media has in creating such fairy tales. 
    When I was googling for the picture below, the headline said “this split will send the kids out of control”, this will now no doubt be the excuse for their spawn’s future wildings.

    Heidi Klum should have done what most other A list (?) celebrities like Madonna, Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullock do when they want to show the World that we White people have moved on beyond the legacy of slavery, and gone out and purcha$ed an African or two for show, at least then if she didn’t like them, she could have sent them back (bit harder when that particular bun was baked in your own oven…even if you did burn them).

    I suppose the next “I told you so” will be that Seal cheated on one of the most beautiful woman in the world and mother of his children.

    Predicting doom and being right, still isn’t cause for celebration.

  • Anonymous

    Too bad she had kids BEFORE the breakup.

  • Anonymous

    What was a white supermodel doing with chewed cheeks anyway? Seal is black and ugly.  Not to mention his silly name.

    Auf wiedersehen , baby!

    What white man will want her now? Looks or no looks.

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    • Anonymous

      This wasn’t a “Hollywood” marriage.  Not all of the entertainment industry goes under that rubric.  I’ll take someone like Johnny Depp any day over the clowns who envy him under the guise of proclaiming their superior morality.  

  • Anonymous

    Well in all fairness, she ended one five year marriage and took up with Seal in the next year, and still had time during that gap to shack up and conceive a child with an Italian billionaire.

    She’s not exactly notable for rational decision-making.  So it’s no surprise that it took her seven years of living with this guy to learn what is obvious to all here: some don’t make good breeding stock.  Apparently she doesn’t either.

  • Who gives a crap !

    • Anonymous

      Exactly!

  • What’s she going to do now ? She can’t possibly go to a white man.
    After Seal, a white man’s 4″ isn’t going to cut it.

    • So it’s “let’s just measure phallus’s, but never IQ’s”. 
      I thought that people like you, thought that people like me were evil/ ignorant for implying that physical differences are inherent, due to the design of our racial groups DNA.
      I can’t keep up, which one is it?
      Are we racially all the same or different?Unlike yourself, I’m no expert in this subject, but in evolutionary terms I can only think I one good reason why “the humming bird’s bill would’ve had to have adapted to meet the flowers petals” in such a way.(See picture below).

      • Anonymous

        Ahahahahahahahah!!! Priceless!!

  • Anonymous

    I do not know why this is such a big deal!  A high profile Hollywood couple is divorcing. So what if they are an interracial couple? Big deal!

    Same race high profile couples divorce all the time. In fact, we live in nation with a 55% divorce rate. Marriage (or at least long lasting marriages ) are becoming obsolete.

  • Anonymous

    Though I agree with the spirit of your comment, and  while that is probably quite true for the average White woman foolish enough to play around outside her race(specifically with Blacks), the fact that Klum is not only considered one of the most beautiful women on earth, as well as a mulit-millionaire tells me she will honestly not have issues along those lines. Particularly in this day and age – no doubt some liberal White martyr will “take one for the team” should the opportunity arise!

    Or she’ll dive right back among teh sable-race!! 

  • Anonymous

    So true!!! The only thing arguably more nauseating than this hideously mismatched couple of celebrity miscegenators, is the orgy of media lamentation in the wake of their split! My other half was watching some morning show today, and the hosts(both female) were carrying on as if they were about to weep over the matter! While I’m sure they both MAY indeed feel that way on some level(like all good media talking heads), it all came off so affected and phoney, I was briefly reminded of all that preposterous “mourning”  by North Koreans when the “Dear Leader” kicked off!

    • Bardon Kaldian

      #I was briefly reminded of all that preposterous “mourning”  by North Koreans when the “Dear Leader” kicked off!#

      Heheheh…

  • she is NO German.

  • Bardon Kaldian

    As someone has said: She should have chosen a walrus.

  • Heidi ruined her blood line for  ever!

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how much of white nationalism simply stems from a few white men who feel emasculated by this kind of interracial relationship.  

    These kinds of articles show white nationalists to be cry baby kinds of people.  

    • John Maddox

      Emasculated, give me a break. What you see here my friend is anger. The kind of anger that at some point leads to a revolution of some kind. That sir implies something that goes far beyond emotional castration. 

      Want to see real emasculation? What usually happens when the other race is confronted with historic symbols they do not approve of? What happens when the other race confronts something they perceive as being racist? 

      For us its real world issues that directly affect our race and its future not only in our own countries, but in the world itself.

       

    • Bardon Kaldian

      Hmmmm….. I can speak only for myself (and I’m not “White nationalist”, but, for want of better word, “Caucasocentrist” (as in ethnocentric, heliocentric,..)). First- I barely know who these people are & actually don’t give a hoot. Just, I was constantly bombarded by MSM with news- better, images (news I haven’t read nor heard) about these two insignificant & completely redundant people. Second- having been under media howitzer barrage for yrs about the said  couple, I was forced to form an opinion. And this boils down to, re physical appearance of Mrs. Walrus.. er, Klum: soiled. Stain. Defilement. Debasement.
       Just like looking at nice clothes turning into rags, or a bright youth almost instantly, by a wrong lobotomy cut, transmogrified into a drooling imbecile.
      It’s aesthetically displeasing, no more than that.

    • Anonymous

      I had a buddy growing up that hated being a White person.  We both grew up in the same majority Black neighborhood; his response to it was about 180 degrees opposite mine.  He set out to become Black in order to be better accepted by his peer group.  He dated a lot of Black women and fathered a mulatto child.

      The only bright spot to come out of this was to watch the brothers seethe with rage as this White man kept pulling the best looking Black women available out of the flock.  It’s extremely uncommon but when it does happen it draws out this visceral reaction that you must see to believe.  And a WHITE MAN with a mulatto baby?  This doesn’t go down well in the ghetto. 

      It’s an article of pride for Black men to pull White women.  For many it seems to be part of the calculus with which they measure their own self-worth.  But they can’t deny their own nature that drives them to keep their own women for themselves as well, and it really destroys their pride when the White men they view as inferior (and can you believe that?) “raid their camp,” so to speak.

      Cry babies?  Hardly.  Blacks perform a very valuable service for us by flushing out the undesirables that weren’t raised properly.  They can have Heidi Klum.  She’s identified herself now, just as sure as she were in Nazi Germany with a yellow star on her clothes.

  • Anonymous

    You are right the fact is Incest was a very common occurence in some cultures. What I meant was quite true. You either get out of the buisness of telling people who to breed with or you do not. Anti-micegenation laws were designed in the same spirit as laws against incest.

  • Anonymous

    I prefer the kid on the right.

  • Anonymous

    I am so disgusted when I see this happening.  The white race essentially ends with this woman, her family line stops.  Her children will not look like her, will be substantially more inclined to rape/loot/murder/etc.  She’s not only doing a disservice to her family, but to the whole world.

    Aside from the fact that blacks have many times the STD/VD rate than any other groups.  No one in their right mind would touch her after this marriage, unless you want AIDS/herpes/chlamydia/etc.  In fact, I think its probable that an STD of some sort played a role in the divorce.

    Why is it always black male -white female?

    This is what made me racially aware.

  • Anonymous

    I have a theory as to why so many white women seek out black men far more than vice versa.  Actually, it’s not a theory and it’s not novel.  But it does require drawing an unpopular conclusion:  Women do not think with their minds.  They think in the present moment, like a child.  They are purely emotional.  They will gravitate toward the most powerful, virile and forbidden fantasy mate — like the cover of a Harlequin romance novel.  They want to submit sexually, but the flip side of the coin is that they feel anger at men who won’t get them to submit.  

    Here is what we white men can do — and should do, if we weren’t squeamish about it:  Discipline them.  That’s right.  Spank them as if they were children.  Call it “kinky” or “perverted,” but I am sick to death of white females leaving in a pique of heavy-breathing desire.  Give them bare-bottomed spankings.  Let them know who is boss.  At this point, nothing should be off the table.

    “If men knew how women really thought, they’d be ten times more bold.” — Freud 

    • Bardon Kaldian

      Well- you’re right. Although this book is actually a piece of junk & useless, author’s moral stature virtually non-existent, on primitive, basic level, he’s right (although this is just a dumbed-down rehash of classical authors, from Plato to Freud): http://goo.gl/XgFki

  • Exactly. Gisele dated exclusively white men like Leonardo DiCaprio and now-husband Tom Brady, and never got the sleazy exposure and shows that Heidi has gotten, despite being somewhat better looking in my opinion.

  • Why would you hope for that? To show the world that it was safe for White women to rut and breed with hideous savages?

  • Now you’re homing in on the truth. The dim bulb was paid ten of millions to promote a disgusting agenda.

  • Anonymous

    Attention white women . . . once you go “black” WE DON’T WANT YOU BACK . . . I hope this does not get “flagged” 🙂

    • buffalocharlie

      Ha! That’s rich! Like you’d EVER stand a chance with such a beautiful, intelligent and successful woman as Ms. Klum. She is clearly a much more evolved human being than your neanderthal self….keep dreaming!

  • Anonymous

    Apparently the announcement was nicely timed to coincide with Seal’s new album release, an appearance on the Ellen Degeneres show, and I’m sure several other PR events.  Maybe some of those PR events happen without the announcement, but Seal is pretty much a dead issue as far as most people in the music community are concerned — at least in the US.

    Maybe he can’t make his marriage work, but he can find a way to turn his divorce into a buck. Good luck to him. As far as the money goes, he will likely need it.

  • Bardon Kaldian

    ***It stems from wanting to preserve our heritage and race.  Men are hard
    wired to do this, although some are more sensitive to it than others. 
    Truth be told, no man from any race LIKES to see a woman from his race
    with a man from another race.  It just doesn’t feel right, to be bluntly
    honest. ***

    Completely true. Even in the case of Blacks, when the potential child will be, essentially, a mulatto Black (never mind the intra-race squabbles). If I were a Black, a rational Black, I wouldn’t mind White male/Black female miscegenation. Who cares, it only adds to our (Black) gene pool. But, the gut feeling is stronger- away from our women, period.

  • Anonymous

    The fact is that many Black, Hispanic and other non-White men on average have larger genitalia than White men. This is a major reason White women seek them out for relationships.  Although , there have been stuidies that mediterrean and souther White White men have larger sexual organs than most other Whtie men.

  • Anonymous

    We reap what we sow I suppose…

  • Zorro

    We hate to say, “We told you so, but we told you so”.  

  • That woman should have been arrested for bestiality.

  • Your’e kidding, right?