After a weekend of rumors claiming that star couple Heidi Klum and Seal were divorcing, the pair have confirmed that they plan on divorcing.
Model Heidi Klum and Grammy award winning artist Seal have been married for 7 years and share 4 children together, but they released a joint statement today stating that they have decided to separate:
“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.”
Though there has been some speculation on what actually caused the relationship going wrong, reasons for the somewhat surprising split aren’t clear. Heidi and Seal began dating in 2003, and were married in Mexico in May 2005.