Seal discussed his separation from Heidi Klum, in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres on January 23, 2012, set to air on ‘Ellen’ on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Word got out over the weekend that Seal and Heidi Klum were calling it quits after seven years of marriage. A video of the interview is attached.
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Earlier, the couple released a joint statement, which read, “While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to separate,” the duo says in a joint statement. “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 children¹s sake, we appreciate you respecting our privacy.”
In his interview with Ellen, Seal explainated that they were shocked, but they had grown apart. “I think we were shocked…You go into these things with the greatest intentions when you say ‘I do’ and you say ”Till death do us part.’ Those vows hold value. They are not just words. These things happen. We pretty much said how we feel and made it clear in the release statement.”
“But, for intents and purposes of this show, you just grow apart after awhile. You try and you work through it and the thing that you quickly realize when you are married and you become a parent is 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 I 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.
“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. It’s not a question of we were never to follow suit of some breakup or separations that you hear about, especially in our industry. It’s a shame. 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 will try and do this with as much dignity as we possibly can. And of course, when you have four children, you hope and pray that the rest of the world will respect that we have four children and that their little hearts are at stake, too.”
After Seal made his statement, Ellen noted that he was still wearing his ring. He said that he and Heidi have been connected for eight years and will continue to be connected in many ways. He also said, ‘I have no intention of taking it off anytime soon.”
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