English R&B singer SEAL opened up about his separation from wife of nearly seven years, supermodel HEIDI KLUM, and he says the split will be amicable and far from nasty.
Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel, 49, who goes by his single first name professionally, talked to host Tavis Smiley in an interview over PBS, and said both he and his “Project Runway” judge wife are currently going through a difficult time, but aren’t inclined to publicize every single thing about their upcoming separation…
“We’re just not those kind of people — we never really have been,”
“We’ve never been attracted to that. Of course it’s a difficult situation that we have to handle right now and it’s never easy. In terms of our love and respect for each other, that hasn’t changed at all.”
Rumors circulated early this week that the couple had suddenly split, and that Klum, 38, was filing for divorce over “irreconcilable differences.” However, while the pair came out and admitted that yes, they had split…they had no plans of divorcing. Yet.
“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,”
reads an official statement Seal and Heidi, who share four children between them, released to the media.
“Just because you decide to separate, I don’t think you all of the sudden stop loving each other. I don’t think you all of the sudden stop becoming friends.”
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